How to repurpose your video for YouTube to Instagram story

No wonder putting YouTube videos on Instagram can be beneficial for users who want to promote their videos or are simply looking for a way to entertain their Instagram followers.

So how to share a YouTube video on Instagram? Actually, there are few ways to do it:

  • Add a YouTube link to your Instagram story, so your followers can go to your channel and watch the video;
  • Or simply post the video on Instagram.

If you go with the latter option, you will need to edit the video so it fits Instagram’s requirements and looks good in the post. It can be simple resizing or some extra editing, such as adding captions for followers who scroll through Instagram with the sound off. In both cases, our tools can help you!

To change the aspect ratio, simply upload your video to our resizing tool and select the post type where you want to use it.

And as for further editing, it’s a bit more complicated, but still quite simple, just follow the instructions below:

  1. Upload the video

    Open Clideo’s Online Video Editor and click “Get started”.

    Launch online video editor to share YouTube video on Instagram

    Click the plus icon or the “Upload” button to add your media files from your computer, Google Drive, or Dropbox.

    Upload YouTube video to share on Instagram
  2. Make edits

    Drag the file from “Uploads” to the preview area or timeline.

    Video from YouTube to share on Instagram

    To change the aspect ratio, click “Canvas” and apply the preset you need. You can also change the background color there if there is extra space after resizing.

    Choose preset to change YouTube video to Instagram

    To add text, simply choose any preset in the “Text” tab by dragging it to the preview or timeline or by clicking + on it. Then, write the text and edit it according to your taste.

    Add text to share YouTube video on Instagram

    When you finish editing, click “Export” and choose the export option you like.

    Export YouTube video to share on Instagram
  3. Save the video

    Take a look at how the final result looks. Click “Edit” to add changes if needed. Otherwise, click “Download” to download it to your device or cloud storage.

    Save YouTube video to share on Instagram

If you would like to learn more about our all-in-one video editor options and features, you can find more information in our Help Center.