You made an amazing video and uploaded it to YouTube, and now you also need to post your YouTube video on Instagram to get more shares. However, Instagram doesn't allow you to add a YouTube URL directly to an Instagram post.
This article will discuss how to post YouTube videos on Instagram from a computer and mobile phone. The tools to use are YouTube to Instagram converter/downloader apps and online free services.
Before posting youtube videos on Instagram, we’ll like to let you know the video format and video requirement for Instagram.
|3S - 60S
|15S - 10mins
|1920x1080 pixels (max)
|600 x 1067 pixels (min)
|720 pixels (min)
|MP4, MOV (H.264/ VP8&AAC/ Vorbis, 3,500 kbps video bitrate)
|30fps or below
|1080px Wide (max)
|1080 x 1920 pixels
|1.91:1 or 16:9 (landscape), 1:1 (square), 4:5 (vertical)
650MB up to 10 mins
3.6GB up to 60 mins
If the YouTube video you intend to post on Instagram is not in MP4, MOV, etc. format, you convert the video to a suitable format via YouTube to Instagram converter. Plus, you can compress the video file size and reduce its length.
Instagram does not allow the straight upload of in-feed videos and stories on the computer. You have to finish it via 2 actions.
Here I pick the best YouTube to Instagram converter for Mac, Windows, and online.
If you are using a Mac, the effective tool to download, convert and compress YouTube videos for Instagram sharing is Cisdem Video Converter. It is the all in one tool that supports to download videos from YouTube and 1000+ other sites, it can compress HD videos to Instagram format while at the same time keep the best quality.
Steps to convert YouTube video to Instagram on Mac:
Step 1. Install and open Cisdem Video Converter on your Mac.
Step 2. Download YouTube videos
Switch to the “download” interface. Copy the YouTube video URL and paste it to the program.
And then click the icon.
Step 3. Choose output formats for Instagram uploading
Drag downloaded YouTube videos to the “convert” interface.
Set the output format by clicking “Web Video” > “Instagram Video”, which uses H.264 and AAC to encode videos.
If necessary, click the icon to open the “Advanced Settings” window, and set favorable parameters.
Step 4. Edit YouTube videos to meet Instagram’s requirements
Click the button, and start to make some changes.
Trim video length and crop video frame size to better fit Instagram. Also, you can enhance video quality with features like deinterlacing, video effects, etc.
Step 5. Click to convert YouTube to the formats supported by Instagram.
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe delivers a fast speed to download YouTube videos and convert them to Instagram acceptable files.
Similar as Cisdem Video Converter, you can use it to shrink video, crop, and customize resolution for Instagram.
This best YouTube to Instagram converter for Windows also supports 600+ websites and allows exporting videos as different video or audio formats.
Steps to convert YouTube video to Instagram on Windows:
Instagram hasn't developed an app for desktop operating systems. And the website version only lets you upload videos to IGTV. To share YouTube videos to Instagram in-feed post and story, INSSIST | Web Client for Instagram will help you.
It's a free Chrome extention powered by inssist.com. The plugin gives you same excellent experience as using Instagram on your mobile phone. You can easily post videos, photos, stories, etc. and send DMs on computer.
If you want to do it without software, you can have a try on Tube2Gram.com. It’s sometimes mistakenly written as TubeToGram or YouTube2gram.
Tube2Gram enables you to download YouTube videos. You just need to copy and paste the YouTube URL into the program.
It claims to having the ability to directly post YouTube to Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms. Based on my test, however, there is only download option but no share one.
If you are a mobile phone user, Tube2Gram is good to use. So, I take a mobile phone as an example below.
Is Tube2Gram Safe?
Yes, Tube2Gram is safe. I got no virus from the website.
But it’s full of ads and loading slowly. You have to take a longer time to download YouTube videos when compared to third-party software.
Yttoig is an awesome online YouTube to Instagram converter that’s similar to Tube2Gram. It helps you upload custom thumbnails to maximize clicks.
It's not free but offers 7-day free trial. You need to pay $12/month (up to 5 videos), $18/month (up to 30 videos), or $32/month (unlimited videos).
The most important reason I think Yttoig is the best Tube2Gram alternative is that it can share YouTube videos to Instagram directly on the computer online.
Can I Post YouTube to Instagram with GramKeep?
No, you can’t. Although GramKeep.com is 100% free, it’s just an Instagram photo and video downloader. It doesn’t empower you to download YouTube videos.
It’s simpler to finish this task on iPhone and Android, as you can upload videos in Instagram app on mobile without extra steps.
We also found an extremely simple and convenient method, which supports directly downloading YouTube videos to your iPhone's Camera Roll. Using an app named Video Download Browser.
TubeMate is the most popular Android YouTube video downloader, and it can also work as a YouTube to an Instagram downloader.
Okay, so above are the 3 methods that I recommend to use for posting YouTube videos to Instagram. You’d better install YouTube to Instagram converters + Chrome plugin to upload videos on computer. In addition, Tube2Gram is actually also an online converter. Unlike Yttoig, it doesn’t provide an option to share Instagram videos.
Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.