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    How to post videos on Instagram in 3 different ways. You can post videos on Instagram in your feed or story, as well as send a video privately via direct message.


    It's easy to post videos on Instagram in three different ways. You can post videos to your feed or story, and you can also send videos privately via direct message. Either way, you'll have the option to post an existing video from your library or record a new one using the Instagram app.



    While photos are a great way to capture a specific moment, videos are better for showing movement, the process of creating something, or capturing events where sound plays a significant role.

    In addition to photos, Instagram is suitable for sharing video content. You can post recorded moments to your feed and stories, and Instagram also allows you to privately send videos to friends via direct message. Here's how to do it with all three.


    How to post videos on Instagram as a post

    1. Open the Instagram app on your iPhone or Android phone. 
    2. Tap the "+" icon at the bottom center of the screen.
    3. You can select a pre-recorded video from your library or grab a video the moment you publish it. For the former, tap "Library" at the bottom of the screen, then tap the video you want to post. For the latter, tap "Video", then press the circle towards the bottom of the screen to record.
    4. Tap "Next" in the upper right corner of the screen.
    5. You will be taken to a screen where you can edit your video. After making the desired changes, tap "Next" again.
    6. You will now be taken to a screen where you can add a caption, select a location, tag people and simultaneously post the video to another social network. Once you have completed the fields you want, tap "Share" to post your video to your feed.

    How to post videos on Instagram in your story 

    1. Open the Instagram app.
    2. Swipe right from anywhere in the feed or tap the camera icon in the top left corner of the screen.
    3. Your screen will now show your camera view. Press the white circle at the bottom of the screen to start recording a video. Alternatively, swipe up on the screen to view your library where you can select a pre-recorded video to post.
    4. After recording a video directly from the app or selecting one from your library, tap “Send to>” in the lower right corner of the screen.
    5. On the "Share" screen you will have the option to post the video in your story for all your followers to see and, if you have a public profile, for anyone who meets your account. You can also choose to share it with a specified list of "Close friends". Tap "Share" or "Send" to select where and to whom you want to send the video.
    6. Tap "Done" at the bottom of the screen.

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    How to send a video in a direct message on Instagram

    1. Open the Instagram app.
    2. To access your direct messages, swipe left from anywhere in the feed or tap the paper airplane icon at the top right of the screen.
    3. Find the person you want to send a direct message to by tapping the pencil icon at the top right of the screen, selecting it from the existing message list, or via the "Search" bar at the top of the screen.
    4. A chat screen will open. Tap the camera icon in the lower left corner to start recording a video directly from the app or the photo icon in the lower right corner to select a pre-recorded video from your library.
    5. If you are recording a video directly from the app to send it to someone, their profile photo will appear at the bottom of the screen above the words "Send" once the recording is complete. Tap the person's profile photo. If you are selecting a video from your library, tap the videos you want to send, then tap "Send".

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    • How to share Instagram photos on Facebook
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