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How to Post a YouTube Video on Instagram?

Author by Vita

Updated on Sep 27, 2023

YouTube provides a line of video-sharing buttons to other social media platforms at fingertips, but Instagram is not included in the list. Users can’t either directly copy the target YouTube video URL or find an Instagram sharing button on YouTube for sharing. The question then arises: How to post a YouTube video on Instagram? This post will share some good tricks with you.

Sharing videos on multiple social media platforms can help a video project creator get more exposure and attract potential viewers. So many YouTubers will repost their own videos to other social media accounts after uploading a video. Meanwhile, most casual viewers are used to sharing great YouTube videos they stumble across on YouTube to frequently used social media accounts. Instagram, one of the most popular social media networks owing over 1 billion active users per month, is definitely many people’s preferred choice for sharing content. Unfortunately, there is no direct way to post a YouTube video to Instagram. You need to download & convert the YouTube video, then upload it to Instagram, which is a little tortuous while is the most effective way. By following the steps below, you can further save yourself a lot of time and energy.

This tutorial is only for downloading your own YouTube videos or YouTube videos of others that you have permission to download. Please do not download any copyrighted content and use them for commercial intentions without approval.

Part 1: How to Post Your Own YouTube Videos on Instagram

This part is applicable to people who want to share their own YouTube videos on Instagram.
Step 1. Log into your YouTube account, hit your profile icon on the upper right corner, and select YouTube Studio.

If you’re on a mobile YouTube app, you need to visit and switch to the desktop version.

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Step 2. Click Video tab on the left menu bar, and you will find all your uploaded videos under the section.

Step 3. Hover over the YouTube video you want to post on Instagram, hit the options button, and there is a Download button. Hit Download and save the video to your device.

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Step 4. Open the Instagram app, click + icon in the middle of the menu, select the downloaded YouTube video. Instagram provides some basic video editing options for you to adjust video dimensions, apply post effects, and cut the needed section from the video. Take advantage of these features based on your demands.

Step 5. Type in your desired text, hashtags, add a location, and tap Share.

Part 2: How to Post Other YouTube Videos on Instagram

If you have found a good YouTube video, like a tutorial, funny animal, unboxing, product review, comedy, etc., you may want to let more people view this video so you try to share it on your Instagram page. For the purposes of sharing other’s YouTube videos, you need to take advantage of a third-party video downloader. WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory is a good practice for this job. Besides being a good YouTube video downloader, this program also makes it an easy process to adjust video parameters. For instance, you can use it to change video resolution to 1080P, cut the video to 60 seconds, change video format to MP4 (H.264), modify aspect ratio to 1:1, 16:9, 4:5 to fit the Instagram video specs requirements. Here is how it works.

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Step 1. Add a New Download Task

Run Free HD Video Converter Factory, choose Downloader on the main interface. Then, hit + New Download on the top left corner.

Step 2. Copy, Paste the Analyze the YouTube Video URL

Go to, find out the video you want to share, copy its URL on the top address bar, then come back to the application, click Paste and Analyze.

Step 3. Choose a Resolution and Format

Soon you will see a list of download options below the Download Video section. Choose a resolution and format fitting your need best.

Step 4. Download the YouTube Video

Hit OK. Then click the triangle button at the bottom to specify an output location. Finally, click Download All.

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You can either directly upload the video to Instagram from PC with the help of a third-party tool, and here is the how-to: Two Easy Methods to Upload Video to Instagram from PC, or transfer the YouTube video to your mobile phone and upload YouTube video to Instagram as part 1 shows. Meanwhile, Free HD Video Converter Factory can also help you convert YouTube to Instagram supported videos. Here is the detailed guide that is demonstrated on the Pro version, yet apply to Free HD Video Converter Factory: How to Convert Videos for Instagram.

Optional Methods: How to Post a YouTube Video on Instagram with Online Converters

There are some dedicated online YouTube to Instagram converters you can refer to. They work pretty well on both desktop and mobile devices, free from installation. Our recommendation includes two tools:

1. : This website will help you download part of YouTube video (60 seconds) for Instagram. You need to submit the target YouTube video URL, select the Post YouTube to Instagram icon, then drag the orange slider to the part you want to download off, hit Start download. After saving the 60 seconds YouTube video, you can directly post it on your Instagram account.

2. Kapwing: Kapwing resizer focuses on processing videos to a proper display aspect ratio for different social media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Just paste a YouTube video URL, select the platform and upload video type, for instance, Instagram feed. Kapwing will automatically process the video and direct you to a download page when it finishes. Due to network conditions, the processing time can be either long or short. Meanwhile, if you don’t want the watermark on your exported video, sign in first.

In Summary

Now we come to the end of the steps of how to post a YouTube video on Instagram. Each method above has its own emphasis so you can choose the best one according to your actual demand. Give it try and get more traffics for your YouTube videos or share good YouTube videos with your Instagram friends with a few simple taps.  

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