How to Share YouTube Videos on Instagram Story – Are you looking for a way you can share youtube videos on your Instagram story? If yes, then worry no more because, in this post, I will bring to your reach the step-by-step guide on how to share youtube on Instagram story.
Sharing youtube videos on Instagram stories has the great benefit of increasing your brand visibility, generating tons of traffic, and even helping to sustain high user engagement.
Also, sharing other Youtube creators’ videos on your Instagram account might help you build relationships with them, provided you give proper credit to them as the master minder of the content.
However, neither Youtube nor Instagram has a direct option to share your preferred Youtube videos on iG story. but, don’t let this bother you coz there is always a way out.
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About Youtube and Instagram
YOUTUBE: Youtube is unarguably the most popular video-sharing/streaming platform with billions of monthly users. You can explore over 500 thousand videos directly on the app or web version of YouTube without paying a dime.
Just visit the web portal to see things for yourself – www.youtube.com
INSTAGRAM: In line with Wikipedia’s definition, Instagram is a social networking service that’s owned and controlled by META which happens to be the primary company of FACEBOOK. The platform is created to serve as a photo and video-sharing social networking service.
Users can upload and edit media with filters, and the uploaded posts can be shared publicly or with preapproved followers.
Instagram can be accessed through its app or web version.
IG’s official portal is – https://www.instagram.com/
How to Share YouTube Videos on Instagram Story
Right now, there are two methods you can use in sharing videos from youtube to Instagram since there is no direct option for that at the moment. The two methods are;
- Sharing the youtube video link on the Instagram story
- Posting the Youtube video on your Instagram story
1. Sharing the youtube video link on the Instagram story
The best and safest way to share youtube videos on Instagram as a story is to share the link to the Youtube video on your IG story.
Below here is a step-by-step guide on how to share the youtube video links on the Instagram story!
STEP 1: Go to youtube and open the video you want to share its link on Instagram, either on the web, ios, or Android device
STEP 2: Click on the SHARE button below the video
STEP 3: Click on the COPY LINK option
STEP 4: Open and log in to your Instagram account
STEP 5: Click on the Plus (+) icon at the bottom of your Instagram interface
STEP 6: Click on the “STORY” button, just close to the bottom of the screen
STEP 7: Add a thumbnail by either tapping on the “white circle” to snap an image or better still select an existing image by selecting the “Image Thumbnail” icon in the left-hand side corner section at the bottom of the screen
STEP 8: At the top of the screen, you will find the “stickers icon”, click on it to open the options therein
STEP 9: Once the option is open, scroll down to where you see “LINK”, click on it
STEP 10: On the provided space, paste the Youtube URL that you copied
STEP 11: Tap on the right arrowhead icon to continue
STEP 12: Click on the SHARE button to successfully post your preferred Youtube video link on your Instagram story
STEP 13: Lastly, tap on the “DONE” button
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2. Posting the Youtube video on your Instagram story
In this method, all you have to do is to go to youtube and download the video using any youtube video downloader, and then upload it directly on your IG story.
You can search Google to see any youtube video downloaders of your choice, you can use https://en.savefrom.net/.
After downloading the video, you use a video editor to resize the aspect ratio of the video to 1:1 or 9:16, which will fit the Instagram story. You can use any of the following video editors to get that done;
After you have edited the video to the required aspect ratio, save it to your device storage. Preferably send it to your Android or iPhone device.
Open the Instagram app, and then click on the add “PLUS icon “ at the bottom of the interface, and then select the “STORY” option.
Now, browse and choose the video you have edited, and then Tap on the right arrowhead icon to continue.
Click on the SHARE button to successfully post your preferred Youtube video link on your Instagram story and then tap on the “DONE” button
You can’t directly share youtube videos on your Instagram story, but you can use the above-mentioned and explained strategies to get that easily done.
If you have some more questions to ask pertaining to this, kindly use the comment box below to buzz in your queries and we’ll respond to you as soon as possible.
Q: Can I share a YouTube thumbnail on Instagram Story?
- A: Yes, you can share a YouTube thumbnail on Instagram Story.
- To do this, follow the steps above, but instead of selecting the Link sticker, select the Screenshot sticker.
- Then, take a screenshot of the YouTube video thumbnail and paste it into the sticker.
Q: How do I share a YouTube video to my Instagram Story without a link?
- A: If you don’t have the YouTube video link, you can still share it to your Instagram Story by uploading the video to your phone.
- To do this, follow these steps:
- Download the YouTube video to your phone.
- Start the Instagram app to build a different Story.
- Tap the Camera icon and select the Video mode.
- Select the YouTube video from your phone’s library.
- Edit the video as desired and tap Share to post your Story.
Q: How do I share a YouTube video on Instagram Story with more than 10,000 followers?
- A: If you have over 10,000 followers, you can share YouTube videos to your Story as a Swipe Up link.
- This will allow your followers to swipe up to open the YouTube video in the YouTube app.
- To do this, follow the steps above, but instead of selecting the Link sticker, select the Swipe Up sticker.
Q: How do I share a YouTube video on Instagram Story with a caption?
- A: You can share a YouTube video on Instagram Story with a caption by following the steps above and adding a caption to your Story.
- To do this, tap the Text sticker and type your caption.
- You can also customize the text font, size, and color.
Q: How do I share a YouTube video on Instagram Story with music?
- A: You can share a YouTube video on Instagram Story with music by following the steps above and adding a music sticker to your Story.
- To do this, tap the Music sticker and select a song from the library.
- You can also customize the song’s volume and playback speed.
Q: How do I share a YouTube video on Instagram Story with filters?
- A: You can share a YouTube video on Instagram Story with filters by following the steps above and adding filters to your Story.
- To do this, tap the Filter icon and select a filter.
Q: How do I share a YouTube video on Instagram Story with multiple people?
- A: You can share a YouTube video on Instagram Story with multiple people by creating a group Story.
- To do this, follow the steps above and create a new group Story.
- Then, add the YouTube video to the Story and invite your friends to join.
Q: How do I share a YouTube video on Instagram Story from a computer?
- A: You can’t share a YouTube video on Instagram Story from a computer directly.
- However, you can download the YouTube video to your computer and then upload it to your phone.
- Once the video is on your phone, you can follow the steps above to share it to your Instagram Story.