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User Guide

How to post a video on Instagram

Feb 9, 20222 min readRahul Sathyakumar

Do you have a cool video that you want to post on Instagram but don't know how? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Remember the days when Instagram was only a photo-sharing app? Today videos and reels are constantly being used on Instagram, making it the must-have app for social media and as a marketing tool.

Besides uploading videos, you can also download Instagram videos to your device.

It's crazy how some videos and reels can go viral in seconds. We have something to share with you if you want to know how to make reels on Instagram. But for now, let's learn how to upload videos.


How to post a video on Instagram?


Posting a video is relatively easy if you follow these steps-


Step 1: Open Instagram

Grab your phone and search for Instagram among your apps, and tap to open it.


How to post a video on Instagram


Step 2: Swipe right

Swipe/slide the screen of your home page to the right. This action will open your phone camera.


How to post a video on Instagram


Step 3: Select Post

At the bottom of the screen, you will see options such as "Post," "Story," "Reel," etc. Tap on "Post."


How to post a video on Instagram


Step 4: Upload

After you have selected "Post," you will be redirected to a menu that displays the photos and videos stored on your device. Select the desired video.


Step 5: Edit

You could add filters to make the video look better or trim the video to a suitable duration. An ideal time could be between 15 to 30 seconds.


Step 6: Captions and Hashtags.

The post isn't complete without some cool captions. The captions often highlight a post, and it can get people commenting for a while.

How to post a video on Instagram


If you even one your video to gain as much reach as possible, you have to add some [**sassy captions**](https://reelit.io/blogs/sassy-attitude-caption-for-instagram) and a bunch of most[ **viral hashtags**.](https://reelit.io/blogs/most-viral-instagram-hashtags)

Did you know?

You can download cool videos and reels to your device, which is also absolutely free. Check out our Reelit app now!