How to Post YouTube Clips on Instagram

Instasize Team
July 6, 2024

How to Post YouTube Clips on Instagram

So, you want to share your favorite YouTube clips on Instagram?

Let me walk you through it.

Can You Share YouTube Clips Directly to Instagram?


Instagram and YouTube don't really like talking to each other.

You need to download the video first, and then upload it to Instagram.

But don't worry, it's not as tough as it sounds.

Step 1: Download the YouTube Video

First things first, get that YouTube video on your device.

  • Use a YouTube downloader tool like ClipGrab, Y2Mate, or keepVid.
  • These tools let you download videos by just copying and pasting the YouTube link.

Step 2: Trim or Edit the Video

YouTube videos can be long.

But Instagram has its limits:

  • Posts: 60 seconds max
  • Stories: 15 seconds per segment
  • Reels: 90 seconds max

Use a video editing tool to trim it down.

Step 3: Resize the Video for Instagram

Instagram is picky about video sizes.

Enter Instasize. This tool lets you resize videos for Instagram easily.

  • Posts: 1:1 Aspect ratio
  • Stories: 9:16 Aspect ratio

Simply upload your video to Instasize and choose the right dimensions.

Step 4: Add Some Finishing Touches

Use filters, borders, and text to make your video pop.

Instasize offers these features too, so you don't need multiple apps.

Step 5: Save and Upload

Finally, save your edited video and upload it to Instagram.

  • Open Instagram, and choose whether you want to post it as a Story, Post, or Reel.
  • Upload the video, add your caption, and hit that share button!


Can I Share a YouTube Video Link on Instagram?

Yes, but it won't embed the video. It'll just be a link.

Why Use Instasize?

Instasize ensures your videos meet Instagram’s requirements and look great.

What If My Video is Too Long for Stories?

Trim it or divide it into segments. Use Instasize to help with the edits.