Instagram, as every other social medium, has its specs and restrictions. The video length depends on the post type:
In-feed posts – 60 sec;
Stories – 15 sec;
IGTV – 15 minutes for clips uploaded from your personal device and 1 hour for web uploads;
In-feed, story and explore ads – 120 sec;
Carousel in-feed – 60 sec;
Native stories and expandable stories carousel – 15 sec.
To check the full list of Instagram specs have a look at the complete guide.
To meet these standards, obviously, you’ll need a special tool. And we have just the right one!
We’ve developed a video splitter for Instagram which works on desktop and mobile devices equally efficiently. It functions online, so no downloading is needed. You can open it in any browser, just getting ensured that your Internet connection is safe and sound.
How to cut a video in three steps
Upload a file
Hit the blue button in the centre and choose one of the following options:
Select a video from your camera roll or PC/Mac folders.
Call the drop-down menu on the right side of the initial button and import a recording from a cloud: Google Drive or Dropbox.
Call the same menu and paste a direct URL to an online video on YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat etc.
Trim the video
Our Video Trimmer for Instagram works in two modes: you can either extract a selected snippet or delete it.
Decide what you need. Then select the video section with slidebars. Alternatively, set the timing manually in the boxes on the right side of the player.
Mind that the ‘active’ part of the video will be brightened up, while the part-to-delete will be faded out.
For extracted snippets: tick the “Fade in” and “Fade out” boxes to enhance your visual.
For deleted ones: tick the “Crossfade” option to conceal the transition between frames.
Select an output format. To choose the best one, check the above-mentioned manual. In the majority of cases, MP4 and MOV will fit perfectly. You can also keep the initial one.
Click “Cut” and let the tool do its job.
Save the new video
Run the trimmed video in the player to check if it needs any amendments. If so, click “Back to edit” and keep working on it. If it’s impeccable, save it to your personal device or cloud storage account.