How to put a long video on Instagram

That’s because Instagram only allows you to post a video of a maximum length of 60-seconds to both your Stories and main feed. IGTV has a limit, too, of 10-minutes. So how do you get around this?

One such way is by using a video with a timelapse effect. This will allow you to tell a longer story in a much shorter amount of time. For that, you need to speed up an existing clip, and you can do this with our tool, online and for free - all without having to download and install any expensive or potentially harmful apps.

So, if you want to know how to upload a long video to an Instagram Story, post or IGTV, follow the steps below.

  1. Upload your clip

    Head over to Clideo’s Instagram video speed tool from your browser. This will work from any device as long as it has an internet connection.

    When you land on the tool’s homepage, you’ll find a blue ‘Choose file’ button at the centre. Tap this and you’ll be given the option to upload your clip directly from the physical device you’re using. Note that most popular formats are supported, including MP4, AVI, MPG, WMV and MOV.

    Upload long video you want to post on Instagram

    Is your long video stored on a cloud account? No problem! Hit the down arrow on the right-hand side of the button and you’ll be able to add a file from Google Drive or Dropbox.

  2. Speed things up!

    Once the clip has uploaded, you’ll be taken to the tool’s editor. Here is where you can speed it up. You can do this by simply adjusting the speed settings via the ‘Change video speed’ bar at the top.

    Change video speed to post on Instagram

    This will allow you to do this easily with a mouse or finger, depending on what tool you are using.

    Please note that anything above the 1.0x speed will give a timelapse effect. However, here are some pre-selected speed options of 1.25x, 1.5x and 2x to make things a little easier.

    If you speed up the clip, chances are that the audio will distort. Your best bet here is to mute it via the checkbox.

    Next, you can change the file’s output video format. We recommend MP4 for Instagram.

    Change format of video to upload to Instagram

    Finally, tap the ‘Speed’ button at the bottom and it will begin processing.

  3. Download the sped up video

    Once processing has done, your new clip will be ready to download. Give it a preview before you do so by hitting the play button in the preview pane. If you’re happy with the result, tap the green 'Download' button.

    Download long video ready to be posted on Instagram

    Again, you have the option to either save back to your device, or a cloud storage account instead. And that’s it - you’re all done!

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