In the past, sharing links in Instagram stories was only available to users with at least 10k followers. Instagram decided, however, to allow all accounts to share links in their stories regardless of how many followers they had. Sharing YouTube videos in stories on Instagram is available through Instagram link stickers, which users can find once they post a story to their profile and tap the icon sticker.
Due to the fact that Instagram stories enable users to drive traffic to other social media channels, many are wondering if the social media platform allows sharing Youtube videos.
And the answer is yes, yes it does.
YouTube videos can also be shared on Instagram stories through link stickers, and in this guide, we will teach you how to do it.
There are a few steps you need to take before you post a video from YouTube to your Instagram story. It all starts with downloading the video from YouTube and this can be easily done on both MacOS or PC. Once the video is downloaded, you need to edit it so that it meets Instagram’s requirements for duration and then you are set free to upload it on Instagram.
So, check out these mandatory steps for getting the Youtube video you have on Instagram.
Since YouTube does not allow you to download videos that you have not uploaded due to violating copyright laws, you’ll need the help of a third-party option, meaning a website or an app.
Here is how you can easily download a YouTube video:
Instagram requires you to crop the video according to their requirements in order to post it as your Insta story or on your feed. So, to crop it, these are the steps to take:
Upload the video to your Instagram profile via mobile (iOS or Android).
If you want to post the video as a Story, take these steps:
If you want to post the video to your Insta feed, these are the steps to take:
Go to your Instagram profile as usual.
Tap on the 'Plus' icon in order to post the YouTube video that you downloaded.
From the given options, tap on 'Post'.
Next, choose the video and tap on 'Next'.
From the new window that appears, you can write a caption, tag people and even add location and lastly, to post it, just tap on 'Share'.
If you are interested in sharing videos from YouTube on Instagram, you can use the link in the bio option.
To post a Youtube video in Instagram bio:
To post a Youtube video in Instagram captions:
As a matter of fact, the internet is flooded with tips and tricks on strategies that can help you generate more traffic to other social media platforms through Instagram stories.
In addition to the link stickers, users can use the fun and engaging gifs on their stories to encourage followers to click on the links.
Furthermore, many influencers or small businesses are using Instagram stories to make announcements about new Instagram posts or new content on their website.
Whether you are sharing Instagram links for your own entertainment or for business reasons, it's no doubt that through this option Instagram helps its users to generate a large amount of traffic on the other channels they have.
Also, if interested in how to share a link in stories on Instagram, you can always check out our blog post on that as well.