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How to Share YouTube Videos on Instagram and the Benefits of Doing So

You might have seen a lot of people on Instagram lately that are sharing YouTube videos.

You may be wondering how to share YouTube videos on Instagram yourself and you’re wondering how the benefits of doing so can help your business grow.

In this blog post, we will discuss how to share YouTube videos on Instagram with ease and how it will benefit your company in the long run!

Why Would I Share My YouTube Videos to Instagram in the First Place?

You might be asking yourself why would anyone want to share their favorite video clips with their followers?

You can’t go wrong with video content. It’s the best-performing content type on Instagram, and it doesn’t have to be natively created on that platform.

Here are a few reasons to consider adding YouTube videos to new Instagram posts:

To create a teaser trailer

Videos posted to Instagram can be done with teaser trailers of YouTube videos and then use this content to drive traffic back.

A good way to get a promotion on the go for a video that you really like is by making your own teaser trailer.

This will help you promote it and give credit where it’s due, which can also be used with affiliate marketing promotions too!

If you’re looking for inspiration, YouTube has some great tutorial videos that can show people how they might want to do this themselves.

To make a mash-up of older videos you own to create a new video

Removing the audio from videos and cutting them down to a short, funny clip is a way of making old content new again.

To use video footage in a transformative way

Fair use rights allow for educational purposes, including sharing others’ YouTube videos on Instagram.

However, you should always double-check the laws of your state or country to make sure that you’re abiding by them!

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The Steps to Get Videos from YouTube onto Instagram

Posting videos from YouTube to Instagram requires that you first download the video to your computer before editing and transferring it to your phone for posting on Instagram.

How to Share YouTube Videos on Instagram

Here’s how the steps go:

#1. Download the Video to Your Device

There are plenty of tools that you can use to download videos from YouTube to your device.

The following two tools are what we’re currently using and would recommend:

Elmedia Player youtube videos to instagram

  1. Elmedia Player is poised to take over and revolutionize video downloads. It has a dedicated browser that lets you enter any URL from YouTube so all you have to do is open Elmedia Player, enter your URL, and select the download option that suits you best. Full HD or a lower definition can be chosen depending on what suits whichever situation best. So if the video has an HD setting but we prefer a lower-quality option instead – no problemo! 
  2. Save yourself from being stressed out with a 20-times faster download speed on Folx. You’ll never have to spend Saturday morning waiting for videos to load again!

folx youtube videos to instagram

#2. Convert a Video You Want to Share on Instagram so That It Meets the Requirements for Being Uploaded via the App.

The requirements for videos that you can post on Instagram are very different for YouTube’s and as such, you’ll need to first edit the videos you’ve download to meet these specifics.

A great app to help you with that is Capto.

capto youtube videos to instagram

Capto is the best way to capture what you see on your screen. Capto will allow you to take screenshots or record your screen with ease. It comes with handy height and width adjustments so that it’s easy as pie for all of those looking to share their videos from YouTube to Instagram.

Capto is one of the best tools to edit videos for Instagram. With Capto, you can add text, bubbles, or even watermark your photo with all kinds of creative commentary before posting it to social media!

#3. Share the YouTube Video by Uploading It to Instagram

This is what a summary of this process looks like:

  1. Use Elmedia Player to download your video from YouTube
  2. Use Capto to edit the video
  3. Save the video on your Mac computer
  4. Copy the video to your phone
  5. Open the Instagram app and post the video

These are, frankly a lot of steps to follow. An app like Grids can help shorten the process.

grids youtube videos to instagram

Grids for Mac is the perfect tool to get more done on your computer. Take time off from Instagram, and be productive in minutes with Grids!

It’s easy to use and has a lot of features that are helpful for your everyday life.

You can upload videos or photos directly onto Instagram at any time so you’re never without an update again.

But don’t forget about direct messages – they are easily accessible when you need them quickly too!

Best of all, it’s been rated 5 stars by our users so we think this is a product that will be right up your alley if you want something to help reduce wasted time while working on your social media.

If you’re looking for a simple way to upload photos and videos straight from your computer, Uplet is an app that can help.

uplet youtube videos to instagram

The drag-and-drop option makes it easy to post YouTube videos directly onto Instagram in seconds. Uplet’s interface is so simple, the process can be done with just one hand!

Capto is perfect for recording fun videos and sharing them on your phone or tablet! With Uplet, you can quickly upload that video straight to Instagram.

We are talking 70% faster – longer videos being the exception, of course.

And it’s easy peasy lemon squeezy – there’s no need to convert your Capto file into something else so that it fits with Instagram’s guidelines.

You just drag the file over and voila! It is uploaded minutes later in its original format.

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How to Repurpose YouTube Videos for Instagram Using Tube 2 Gram

Simply copy the link to the YouTube video that you want to repurpose for Instagram and select the one-minute mark of the clip.

Now hit download to save the clip to your desktop, transfer it to your mobile device, and share it just as you would any other video. 

How to Share YouTube Videos on Instagram Story

Sharing your YouTube videos to your Instagram story follows the exact steps we’ve shared above, except this time around, you’re going to select Stories on your device in order to share it there.

How to Share YouTube Link on Instagram Story

The video below demonstrates the process of sharing YuoTube links to your Instagram Story:

How to Share YouTube Video on Instagram Story Swipe Up

This next video shows how to post YouTube videos to Instagram Story Swipe Up:

 

Conclusion

While at face value it may seem like a difficult task to post YouTube videos to your Instagram, the tools we’ve shared above should make it a lot easier now that you know how to make good use of them.

You can try these tools at absolutely no cost to you when you sign up for the free trial of Setapp.

Feel free to leave your comments below if you have any further questions and we’ll gladly get back to you as soon as we can.

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