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How to Make a Video Longer for Instagram?

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Updated on Mar 22, 2024

In addition to the maximum video file length limit, Instagram also has the minimum video length restriction. If you upload a short video within 2 seconds to Instagram, Instagram will tell you the video file is too short to be posted on Instagram. Hence, you need to make the video longer, but how to make a video longer for Instagram? Just download the video merger below before reading this right article, you won't be disappointed.

The Specs about Instagram Videos

Q: Hi everyone, I just recorded a video in 2 seconds and want to upload it to Instagram, but Instagram tells me the Instagram video too short and won't allow me to post it. Does anyone know how to make a video longer for Instagram? Thanks.

A: Many social websites like Instagram have some limits on uploaded video files, for instance, video format, duration, resolution, aspect ratio, file size, frame or bit rate and so on. In order to upload a long video to Instagram without a hitch, you should clear about the specific specs about Instagram videos. Taken from the Facebook official website, these are things you should follow for successful Instagram videos uploading:

1. Video aspect ratio: 9:16 to 16:9.

2. Maximum video size: 4GB.

3. Maximum frame rate: 30 fps.

4. Video and audio codecs: H.264, VP8; AAC, Vorbis.

5. Maximum video duration: 60s.

6. Instagram feed video length: 3 seconds - 1 minute.

7. Instagram story video length: 15 seconds max.

8. Instagram live video length: Up to 60 minutes.

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Method 1 - How to Make Instagram Videos Longer Through Using a Video Merger?

Merging video clips aims to extend the video duration by duplicating some similar video clips. The number of video combiners on the market is growing rapidly and their levels are different from each other, so people can't distinguish which one is the best one. Today, I'm introducing a desktop video merger to you, which is friendly to novices - WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. With the help of it, you can merge some similar video clips into one with ease. What's more, you can upload other media files to such social platforms like uploading GIFs on Instagram, sharing your favorite music by making a music video and so forth. Follow me to learn how to make Instagram videos longer.

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How to Make a Video Longer for Instagram?

Add the Similar Video Clips

Before merging video clips, you should free downloadfree download and install the merger on PC.

Step 1. Add the Similar Video Clips

Double-click the shortcut of the merger on the desktop to launch it. Hit the Converter module to enter the conversion window, and then click the Add Files button to input or drag and drop the video clips into the conversion interface.

Merge the Video Clips into One

Step 2. Merge the Video Clips into One

After importing video clips into the conversion interface, click on the Merge button on the top tools bar of the interface to enter the merge window. Next, select all imported video clips at the same time and hit the Merge button 1 to make a video package, then press the Merge button 2 to begin merging the video clips.

Start the Conversion Process

Step 3. Start the Conversion Process

Hit the Output Format button on the right side of the conversion window to choose MP4 as the output format under the Video tab. Then, click the inverted triangle icon below to nominate the destination folder and press the Run button to start the conversion process.

Tips: You can also use other editing function to crop video, cut video, rotate video, add watermark to video to make the video more suitable for most social platforms.

Also see: Free Instagram Video Editor | Download Videos from Instagram | Export Premiere Pro for Instagram

Method 2 - How to Make a Video Longer for Instagram Online?


Apart from the desktop video merger, are there any other tools to make a longer Instagram video? Of course yes. The online editor is the same as the desktop software, which will help you loop a short video so that you can fix the problem of how to post a 2 second video on Instagram. In this part, I have selected an online tool for dealing with how to post short videos on Instagram- Kapwing. Please follow my steps to make a longer Instagram video.

Kapwing ( Site: ), this is a multifunctional online tool that contains plenty of edit features - video maker, meme generator, subtitler, video resizer, video looper, montage maker, etc. You can use the function of looping video to repeat a video online in just a few clicks and make it easy to lengthen a short video.

Step 1. Enter the Kapwing webpage.

Step 2. Click the Upload button to import the short video you want to upload to Instagram, and then wait for finishing uploading the video.

Step 3. Choose a loop option you desire like 2X, then you will see the final output video duration below the options. Finally, hit the red CREATE! button to start processing the video, then press the Download button to save the video on the computer. Or you can also directly post it on Instagram.

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Now, the issue about how to make a video longer for Instagram has been settled efficiently, I trust you have mastered these safe and helpful methods deftly. Choose any of them to lengthen a video!

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