Upload a video to IGTV, Instagram TeleVision
Launched recently, IGTV is the future of video consumption on Internet, as per some estimates, it is planned to be the main media used on Internet in general, and on Instagram in particular.
Plus, the new IGTV offers amazing new features, such as the possibility to upload and view videos both in horizontal and in vertical format, and keeps features from the Instagram application , such as the possibility to share uploads from Instagram to Facebook for example. Share story from Instagram to Facebook
IGTV: The Ultimate Guide to Instagram’s New Video Platform
IGTV is now a standalone app, and allows to upload longer videos, up to 10 minutes on IGTV for all accounts, and an hour for some accounts with larger following base, instead of only one minute, or sixty seconds, on the standard Instagram application .
How do I upload a video to IGTV? | Instagram Help Center
See below a full guide to install and upload a video to IGTV, as we did on a travel account.
1. How do you get IGTV? Install the IGTV application
The first step to be able to perform an IGTV video upload is to install the standalone IGTV app.
Download it for your mobile device on either the Apple store or the Android Play store, and install the application.
Once the application will have been installed on your phone, start it. By default, it will offer to logon on IGTV with the latest login used on the Instagram application .
2. IGTV video upload settings
Before jumping on uploading a video to IGTV, let’s have a look at the most important settings.
In the linked accounts menu, it is possible to login to Facebook in order to share automatically there the uploaded videos.
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3. How do I upload a video to IGTV?
Start to upload a video to IGTV by tapping the plus icon on the top right corner of the application main screen, or by using the create a channel link in the settings.
If it is the first time using the application, the mobile device will most likely request for the IGTV application to access photos, media, and files on your device. Say yes, as the application will need to access your videos in order to upload them.
Then, navigate to the video you want to upload, for example by switching to folder view instead of seeing all videos from your phone.
The video will start playing as a preview, however, there is no action to do here, except verifying that you are working on the correct photo. Click next.
The next screen will let you select which cover picture should be used for the video, either by selecting a frame directly in the video, or by uploading a specific picture from your phone’s gallery.
Finally, the last step in uploading a video on IGTV is to enter a video title, a video description, selecting if a video preview should be generated, and if the video should be shared on Facebook or not.
Once all the details have been entered and the options have been chosen, tap on post to start the IGTV video upload process.
4. IGTV video upload process
The video upload to IGTV will then start, and might take some time depending on your network connection and other elements.
IGTV video upload error message: We'll try again once there's a better connection
In case you are facing an error message such as that one with an Instagram video upload stuck on IGTV, do not panic – simply check your network connection, and continue the IGTV video by tapping on the round icon that means keep uploading.
Also, if for some reason your IGTV app crashes during the upload, it will resume as soon as you restart the IGTV application.
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After that, the video upload should resume normally.
5. IGTV video upload successful
Once the video upload has been completed on IGTV, the video will be visible by everybody, including yourself!
Tap on the video to open it. From there, you’ll have more options, most of them the same as your followers: like, comment, send as message, and display options.
The options are to delete the video from IGTV, copy a link to the video to share with your friends, edit the uploaded video, save the video to your phone, or get insights, meaning statistics from video consumption on IGTV.
Cannot upload video to IGTV
In case you are getting errors while trying to upload videos to IGTV, try to make sure that you are not having your Instagram account blocked because of too many actions in a short time, in which case you might want to switch account on Instagram to be able to upload video anyway, or to delete Instagram account to recreate it again in last resort.
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If your IGTV Instagram keeps crashing , if you’re getting the IGTV Instagram video upload stuck or an error message like the IGTV Instagram action blocked then you might want to switch from WiFi to mobile data, to restart your phone, or to reinstall the IGTV application.