With over 1 billion monthly users, Instagram is the most popular social media platform in the world. One of the most irritating restrictions on Instagram is the one-minute limitation on video posts. This limitation really caps the sort of content you can get out to your audience. By the end of this article, you’ll be uploading videos with no limitations, sharing your favorite videos and clips to your viewers without fail.

There are a couple of easy methods to help you pass this restriction. We’ll compare the different options and their pros and cons, to help you pick and choose how you want to share your video.

Option 1: Upload to IGTV

In the summer of 2018, Instagram launched its perfect solution to uploading longer videos onto their platform, Instagram TV, often abbreviated as IGTV for short. Instagram TV is a video application by Instagram, designed for Android and iOS mobile devices. It allows for videos above one minute, contrary to Instagram’s story feeds and posts. While IGTV is a stand-alone app, It is smoothly integrated into the Instagram software. IGTV is one of the best solutions for people looking for a quick and easy get-around to the one-minute restriction.

With over 1 billion monthly users, Instagram is the most popular social media platform in the world. One of the most irritating restrictions on Instagram is the one-minute limitation on video posts. This limitation really caps the sort of content you can get out to your audience. By the end of this article, you’ll be uploading videos with no limitations, sharing your favorite videos and clips to your viewers without fail.

There are a couple of easy methods to help you pass this restriction. We’ll compare the different options and their pros and cons, to help you pick and choose how you want to share your video.

Option 1: Upload to IGTV

In the summer of 2018, Instagram launched its perfect solution to uploading longer videos onto their platform, Instagram TV, often abbreviated as IGTV for short. Instagram TV is a video application by Instagram, designed for Android and iOS mobile devices. It allows for videos above one minute, contrary to Instagram’s story feeds and posts. While IGTV is a stand-alone app, It is smoothly integrated into the Instagram software. IGTV is one of the best solutions for people looking for a quick and easy get-around to the one-minute restriction.

Pros

  • IGTV is very simple to use and navigate
  • It syncs flawlessly with Instagram’s sharing system
  • It is the most popular method of uploading longer videos

Cons

  • It’s geared toward vertical videos and content
  • You’ll still need to upload a separate app to upload videos to IGTV

Option 2: Use third-party apps

For those looking for a better or more efficient method for sharing longer story feeds or posts, there are many apps that can allow for longer videos on Instagram. For Instagram story feed, look no further than Split-Video. Split video is a 100% free app that splits longer videos into small 15 second clips and uploads them straight to Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. Split-Video serves as a quick and easy method to uploading longer videos to Instagram stories.

Pros

  • No watermark. Split-Video doesn’t add any watermarks to your videos, and the quality comes out just as it came in. 
  • Split-Video is ridiculously easy to use and navigate through. The user-interface is practical, and it syncs with Instagram wonderfully.
  • It’s very highly rated on the App Store, with an admirable 4.8 stars.

Cons

  • No watermark. Split-Video doesn’t add any watermarks to your videos, and the quality comes out just as it came in. 
  • Split-Video is ridiculously easy to use and navigate through. The user-interface is practical, and it syncs with Instagram wonderfully.
  • It’s very highly rated on the App Store, with an admirable 4.8 stars.

Option 3: Cut your video into smaller parts

At the end of the day, if none of these options work for you or you simply don’t want to go through the hassle of downloading separate apps to your device, you can simply cut the videos into parts yourself. Your video doesn’t necessarily need to be condensed into a single post. To do this on IOS, simply tap Library, select the first video you want to include, and then hit “Next”. You can then Trim the clip, and tap the plus sign icon to add another video clip. First, open the Gallery app on your Android and tap on the video that you want to trim. Second, Tap the pencil icon in the bottom-left corner.  On the next screen, move the sliders at the bottom of the screen until they contain the footage you want. Finally, tap “SAVE” at the top-right corner and then select your footage to create a new trimmed video saved to your Gallery app. If you want to create a 60-second cinematic video, the IOS video editor may not live up to your expectations, but for people that are just looking for a simple and easy method to uploading your video to Instagram without having to deal with the restrictions Instagram applies to their platform, Cutting your video is a perfect solution.

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