How to add a YouTube video to Instagram: sharing a video

Users who want to promote their video, as well as those who simply want to share it on the social network, face the challenge of how to add a YouTube video to Instagram.

You can’t do it on a smartphone or computer in the traditional way.

In this article, we will see how to post a video from the video hosting service on your social network and share it in your story, without installing additional application programs.

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How to add a YouTube video to Instagram sharing a video
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Download a video from YouTube to upload to Instagram

To add a YouTube video clip to Instagram, you must first download it to your cell phone or computer. The best way to upload your video is to use apps and services designed specifically for this purpose. They can help you quickly and easily download any video file from YouTube and send the video to Instagram.

Get the video

GetVideo is an online service for downloading YouTube videos to your PC. It allows you to download YouTube videos in HD quality without installing any software on your PC. To download videos in the highest quality, you have to install the client software on your Windows device and make a video forwarding to Instagram.

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Youtuber recording her video in the studio


The SaveDeo service allows you to download a video clip easily and quickly and then add it to Instagram. 

The advantage of this service is that you don’t need to install any third-party software on your smartphone or PC to download the video file. Just find the YouTube video you want to add to your Instagram storis and insert the link in the special field on the website and download the video file to your device.

With the help of SaveDeo service it is possible to download any video even banned for viewing, which you can then place in your account or share with other users. The service is available for owners of Android, IOS and Windows gadgets.

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A download service that allows you to download videos from YouTube and then add them to Instagram.

Learn how to use this application:

  • Launch the mobile or desktop version of the browser;
  • Enter YouTube, copy the link in the address bar;
  • Access the Savefrom service;
  • In the box at the top of the screen, paste the copied URL;
  • Click the arrow;
  • Adjust the quality and format of the downloaded content accordingly;
  • Click “Download”.

It is important. Remember that a video in MEBM or MP4 format with a resolution of 1080 will be downloaded without sound. To download videos with the highest quality, it is necessary to install a browser extension.


Videoder is an application for Android devices and Windows computers with a personalized search and download system for YouTube videos, all you have to do is download and install it on your operating system.

With the Videoder app, you can download videos in any quality, without limitations and completely free of charge. The total absence of ads makes it even more attractive to use.

SS way

The easiest way to download a video file is to use ss inserts. Below you will find instructions on how to download a video clip from YouTube using this method.

Add two letters SS to the URL address

A user chooses a YouTube video that interests him, clicks on it and is redirected to its page with the exact address in the address bar of his browser.

In the link before “youtube” video hosting Name and after Click “Enter” to follow the new link.

A download page opens in the browser with information about the video file and a “Download” button. The user can select the quality of the content. Click the corresponding button and start downloading the video file through the browser on a PC or laptop.

The user then uploads the video to Instagram.

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How to upload a YouTube video to Instagram

Uploading a video downloaded from YouTube to Instagram to make it available to followers can be done in several ways.

  • Share your story;
  • Add the video to your feed;
  • Upload the clip to IGTV;
  • Share the video with a person by sending them a YouTube link in an Instagram live.


Let’s take a look at all these methods step by step

Share to a story

To add a YouTube video to your Instagram Stories, just follow the instructions below:

  • Open the “News” category in the bottom left corner of the Instagram app;
  • Launch Instagram Stories by clicking on the Stories icon in the top left corner;
  • Swipe up to open the gallery;
  • Find the downloaded YouTube video and add it to the story;
  • Attach stickers to each part of the story if the video is longer than 15 seconds;
  • Share the story with your followers.

Upload a video to your story from your phone gallery

In this article we wrote more about how to add video to Instagram storis. From this article, you will learn all the ways and tips on how to add video to a storis, prepare the video for publication, make it original and interesting.

Publish as a post

Videos downloaded from YouTube can be published as posts directly in your Instagram feed.

Here’s how to publish a post:

  1. Go to your social media profile;
  2. Click on the plus sign at the bottom of the screen;
  3. Select the desired clip and click the “Next” button;
  4. Apply the necessary filters;
  5. Add a description;
  6. Click “Share.”
    Wait for the upload process to finish and post to Instagram.

Upload to IGTV

Post a YouTube video to your IGTV channel by following these steps:

  • Go to your profile page in the Instagram app;
  • Click the plus sign to open the add content menu;
  • Select IGTV;
  • Add a cover for the video clip;
  • Write the title and description for the video;
  • Configure the publishing options;
  • Press the publish button.


Once the video has been processed by the Instagram app, the published IGTV will be available to the account’s subscribers and guests.

Send to direct

It is possible to share a YouTube video to Instagram by sending a link to the clip to a specific user. To do this, you need to follow the steps below:

  • Start the YouTube video on your smartphone, click on the “Share” tab below;
  • Click the “Direct” button in the window that will open;
  • Launch the social network application;
  • Select who you want to send the content to;
  • Check the checkboxes next to the selected usernames and click
  • “Send individually”;
    A link to the clip will be sent to the selected users.


Sending the link to live is a quick and easy way to share YouTube videos to Instagram.
To date, these are all ways to upload YouTube videos to your Instagram profile using your cell phone.

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How to post a YouTube video to Instagram on a computer

With your laptop or PC, you can post a video to your Instagram feed or storis using one of the services listed below.


The smmplanner service, designed specifically for posting to all social networks, allows you to upload YouTube videos to Instagram.

You can do this as follows:

  • Register on the smmplanner website;
  • Log in to the “account”;
  • Add your Instagram account;
  • Go to the “Schedule a post” category;
  • Click on the “plus”;
  • Choose the content;
  • If necessary, use the built-in editing functions: add a description and hashtags, schedule the time, publish the date of publication;
  • Click “Schedule story”.


The SMMplanner service allows you to perform the publication of storis on a regular basis and spend a minimum of time on content preparation. In addition, the service has a convenient interface and useful functionality. You can find a detailed review of SMMplanner in our service catalog. Be sure to test the service to evaluate its full potential for account development.

Why can't I upload videos to Instagram from YouTube?

The development team is constantly improving the application to make publishing uploaded video content as convenient as possible. Despite this, users occasionally encounter various difficulties when trying to upload a YouTube video file to Instagram.

The problems that usually arise in this case can be caused by various reasons. One of them is an outdated version of the Instagram application. This can be caused by disabling automatic updates. In this case, it is enough to update the application. A malfunction of the smartphone itself is also not ruled out.


The official Instagram app does not allow sharing YouTube videos like other social networks do. We hope that in the near future developers will add this functionality and we will not have to resort to all sorts of tricks.

For our part, we ask everyone who uploads videos to Instagram from YouTube to respect the copyright and specify the author’s links and remove the content at the first request.

If you have your own ideas and ways to add YouTube videos to Instagram, share them in the comments and we’ll be sure to complement the article.

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