How to Upload Videos to Instagram from Any Mobile / tablet Device?

Shreyas Patil
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How to Upload Videos to Instagram from Any Mobile / tablet Device?

Brief background on Instagram and popularity of video content. Thesis on ease of uploading videos from mobile devices.


  • Latest Version of Instagram App
  • Mobile Device with Camera
  • Strong Internet Connection
  • Video Edited and Ready to Upload (optional)

Steps to Upload a Video

Access the Camera Icon

  • Open Instagram app and tap "+" icon.
  • Select the video camera icon to access camera.

Record a New Video

  • Tap red button to start recording.
  • Tap again when finished.
  • Review and trim video as needed.

Upload Existing Video from Camera Roll

  • Tap gallery icon to access videos.
  • Select video to upload.
  • Edit/trim as needed.

Finalize Video Settings

  • Select cover frame.
  • Add filters, effects, captions etc.
  • Geo-tag location (optional).

Upload and Post

  • Tap "Next" when video is ready.
  • Add captions and tags.
  • Select audience and posting options.
  • Tap share to upload video.

Video Optimization Tips

  • Use relevant hashtags.
  • Engage viewers in caption.
  • Check video formatting.
  • Analyze performance with metrics.

Troubleshooting Issues

Fix Upload Failures

  • Check internet connectivity.
  • Restart app and try again.
  • Ensure video file size is under limits.

Adjust Invalid Video Formats

  • Use supported formats like MP4 or MOV.
  • Re-export or convert video.

Resolve Editing or Trimming Problems

  • Use Instagram editing tools.
  • Edit externally in another app.

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What video formats work on Instagram?

MP4 and MOV files are recommended. Avoid AVI, MKV, FLV.

What are the video length limits?

Up to 60 seconds for feed posts. Up to 15 minutes for IGTVs.

Can I upload videos from my camera roll?

Yes, you can access and upload existing videos from your camera roll.

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