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How to Post to IGTV from Desktop

Unlike regular Instagram, IGTV enables publishers to easily upload videos from desktop. Since IGTV is a platform for longer videos and, as a result, larger files, it’s often easier to edit from your computer. Thankfully, unlike regular Instagram, IGTV makes it very easy to upload from a desktop computer or laptop.

If you edit a video from desktop, you can upload it directly to IGTV rather than needing to send the file to your phone and uploading it to the native app.

Step 1: Go to instagram.com

IGTV Posting

Open Instagram’s web client and sign in the account you want to publish an IGTV video to. Then, click on the IGTV tab underneath your Stories.

Step 2: Upload your video

Uploading to IGTV

Click the Upload button and Drag/Drop your video file into the area on the left. You can then fill out your Cover frame, Title, and Description. Click “Post” to add it to your IGTV channel.

If your video is too long, you can use an app like Trimmer to shorten it; if it’s too short, you can loop it multiple times to make it pass the 15 second minimum. IGTV requires a 9:16 video, so make sure you resize your video if it’s not the right aspect ratio.

And that’s it!