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Repurpose Instagram to YouTube

Clip, resize, and edit Instagram Videos to post on YouTube
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Share Your Story Everywhere

Modern creators are on many social media channels. With dozens of thriving video and photo sharing platforms, creators can grow an audience through different social media communities and share their story everywhere. Kapwing makes it easy to repurpose video and image content for many different channels by trimming, resizing, adding text, adding music, and creating subtitles with smart, fast, on-brand tools. The powerful video editor can supercharge your editing workflow and enable a media team to collaborate in a single digital space, giving creators peace of mind and creative control.

Once you’ve put time into making a video for one social media channel, repost that video everywhere. Each platform has its own requirements, specs, and best practices, so take time to optimize the correct size, length, and text format for best results. Let your voice be heard with micro-content shared across social media and experiment with reaching new fans and followers through new channels and techniques.

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How to Repost an Instagram Video on YouTube

How to Repost an Instagram Video on YouTube
  1. Import Instagram Video
    Paste the Instagram URL to import the video from the IG app.
  2. Edit
    Clip the video to the part that you want to share on YouTube or combine with other clips. Resize to landscape for the YouTube feed or 9:16 for YouTube Shorts. Then, position the video in the center, add a blurred background, and edit title text. Don’t forget to generate captions!
  3. Export and Post
    When the video looks good, export and download the video file as an MP4. Then, post the new video on YouTube.

Repurpose your short-form content for YouTube

Want to drive traffic to your YouTube channel or grow a subscriber base online? Reposting Instagram Reels on YouTube Shorts? Try syndicating short-form video content from other social media platforms to attract new viewers.

YouTube has heavily invested in short-form video in 2022, so it’s a good time to grow your audience using video content posted on Instgram. With a huge global reach, YouTube is also a popular place for creators to monetize their audience, grow their subscriber base, expand their brand, and get more viewers. Resize your canvas to horizontal (16:9 aspect ratio) to share a IG video on your YouTube channel. Embed captions directly into the video, combine videos together to make it into a YouTube compilation, add visual overlays or background music, or merge an intro or outro for best results on YouTube. Kapwing’s video editor also empowers you to export a JPEG from your video for a thumbnail and decorate the thumbnail image with text, cutouts, emojis, and other brand elements. After you’re finished exporting, download the MP4 to upload on YouTube. Make memes, vlogs, montages, and reaction videos or clip together your best moments to share them everywhere. Ideal for new YouTubers and media entrepreneurs of all kinds.

For YouTube Shorts, your video must be <60 seconds, so make sure to shorten the video in Kapwing and add the #shorts in the description before uploading.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What’s the best video size for YouTube?

YouTube does not make an offical recommendation on video size. Uploaded videos must be 720 pixels tall. Some marketing experts recommend 1920x1080 for the best output, and Kapwing has a YouTube 16:9 landscape aspect ratio preset to simplify resizing. The maximum file size is 4GB, but you can compress your video if it’s too large.

Can I post someone else’s Instagram video on YouTube?

Generally, no. We recommend that you read through YouTube’s guidance and get written permission from the original creator before reposting it from your own account. However, there are a few instances where it is permissible to use content under fair use laws. If you’re using content for educational, non-commercial purposes and if you’re using less than 30 seconds of a popular clip, it may be okay to repost in non-commercial cases. You can also search for license-free background music, stock video and photos, and sound effects from inside of Kapwing. Youtube can detect copyright-protected videos through the audio track, so consider muting the soundtrack when reposting.

How to Add Subtitles on a YouTube Video?

Youtube has an option to generate a closed caption file for your video. However, the automatic transcription often misspells and misses words. To correct the timing and text, use an editor to import the SRT file from YouTube, make changes, and download it to bring back into YouTube. Alternatively, you can burn the captions directly into the MP4 file and re-upload to YouTube. Kapwing’s closed caption tool can help you size, style, and tweak subtitles and create an SRT file.

What's different about Kapwing?

Start creating immediately with thousands of templates and copyright free videos, images, music, and GIFs. Repurpose content from the internet by pasting a link.
Kapwing is completely free to start. Just upload a video and start editing. Supercharge your editing workflow with our powerful online tools.
Automatically subtitle and translate videos with our AI-powered Subtitler tool. Caption your videos in seconds, so that no viewers get left behind.
Kapwing is cloud based, which means your videos are wherever you are. Use it on any device and access your content anywhere in the world.
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