How to share your YouTube video to Instagram

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Last updated Jan. 26, 2022 by Peter Jakes

Presently, YouTube is the first largely significant social media platform on the internet, with thousands of watch hours daily. Nevertheless, linking YouTube to Instagram is quite challenging. This post will explain how to share a YouTube video on Instagram.

You can share YouTube videos on platforms that permit link sharing, but Instagram does not allow link sharing. Not all websites allow you to share YouTube videos directly.

Thus, before you can share a YouTube video you have to first download the YouTube video before you share it on Instagram.

There are plenty of tools that are available on the internet that allows you to download YouTube videos without much hassle.

How to Share Youtube Videos on Instagram Using Your Mobile Phone

If you want to share a YouTube video on Instagram with your mobile phone, you can use any mobile browser of your choices like firefox, chrome, or safari, to download the youtube video and share it to Instagram from your mobile phone.

Follow the steps below to share a YouTube Video on Instagram using your mobile phone.

  • Use any browser to access the youtube official page.
  • Search for the video.

  • Copy the video URL then, paste it on the downloader.

  • After downloading the video, open your Instagram app then post it to Instagram.

If your device is an android device, the downloaded video will be in your download folder.

This setup is a bit different with IOS. You can share videos on Instagram only from your gallery. So you would need to export the video to your gallery first before you can share it.

To access the downloaded video using IOS, go to files to see the downloaded video, then save it to the gallery. From your gallery, you can now share it on Instagram.

How to Share YouTube Videos on Your Insta Story

Download the YouTube video using any software of your choice. In this post, I am using the YTmp3 downloader to download. YTmp3 is easy and quick to download, but I would recommend that you download videos that have a shorter duration because long videos can show errors at times.

  • After downloading the YouTube video to your device gallery, open your Instagram app.
  • Once you are on the home page, go to the top left corner and tap on your profile picture.
  • At the bottom left, click on the gallery icon and select the video you want to share.
  • Write your caption then share the video on your Instagram story.

You can also use your desktop to share youtube videos on Instagram. Simply, download the YouTube video to your desktop and share it on Instagram from your desktop.

There are advantages to sharing youtube videos on Instagram. Benefits like creating a collection of top-rated videos, inspirational videos, and others.

Regardless of this, it is important for you to take note of copyright while you share videos on Instagram. Instagram has the right to remove any video it chooses due to copyright infringement.

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