In addition to shoot and posting photos, you can also post videos to your Instagram feed. This video explains how to post video and some of the limitation and differences between posting videos and photos.
- [Instructor] As I previously mentioned, in addition to shooting and sharing photos, you can also shoot and share video clips to your Instagram account. And as with photos, you can either shoot videos directly in Instagram or you can use videos you previously shot and have stored in your device's camera roll or Photos app. Start by tapping the Add button and here select video to shoot live video. So now you're seeing live video from my phone's camera here inside my recording booth. To record video, you're going to press and hold the button for the duration of the time you want to record. Note that Instagram videos have a maximum length of 60 seconds. But the cool thing about this, is that you can shoot the maximum 60 seconds in segments. Notice if I hold down on this button I start recording, and when I release the button it stops recording. This black bar down at the bottom lets me know how much of my 60 seconds I've recorded. So I can leave this video as is or I can add to it. For example I can now point the camera at something else and record a few more seconds, like so and again you can see how much of the available time I've used up. So maybe just for fun I'll just go back and forth a few more times, I'll record a few seconds here Maybe I'll just pan around a bit here, I can even switch to the front-facing camera and shoot a few seconds of myself. And I'll switch the camera back. Now if you want to remove or undo any of the shots, you can tap the delete button down at the bottom. Notice that makes the last segment I shot red and if I do want to get rid of that I can tap delete again and it's gone. Now to review your photo, we tap next and you can see the video immediately starts playing so you can check it out. And the video will continuously loop. I'll just tap the video to pause playback for a moment. So this screen is similar to what you see when you shoot a photo. You have your filters down at the bottom of the screen but these filters are designed for video and are different than the ones you see for photos. You can try a few of them out here. I'll just swipe back over here and select normal to remove the filters. Now down at the bottom next to filter we have trim and here we just drag the handles on either end to trim the beginning or end of the footage. So I've wanted to shave a few seconds off at the beginning and end I could do that. Next the trim we have cover. This is where we can pick our cover frame which is basically a still frame from the video that your followers will see before the video starts playing. By default, it's the first frame of the video but that's not always going to the most interesting still image. So you can slide along the timeline to find a more interesting frame for your video. Maybe like so. Now the top of the screen you'll find some other tools. This first button on the left is the anti-shake button. Since so many of your videos are shot handheld, they can end up a little bit shaky. The anti-shake button can help stabilize your video but it accomplishes this partly by zooming in on your video so it may end up cropping out a portion that you want to keep. But you can easily toggle this button to see if it's better with or without anti-shake. I'll just leave it off for now. And the button on the right is to mute the audio from your video. Sometimes you just want to share the visuals without the background noise that might have been going on while you were shooting. Just tap the mute button and your video will post without any audio. And once you're done here tap next and this page looks the same as when you share a photo. You can add a caption, you can add the location and share with other social media accounts. I'll just leave everything as is and capture. And now my video has been shared. Now sharing an existing video is similar. Just tap the Add button again, select library or on Android'S select gallery, you can see here I have a one minute two second video, and I can select it to preview it. And then I'll tap next. Now I'll need to trim this video, so I can drag the end in or out or I can drag in the middle to shift which portion in the video we're going to see. Now unlike with videos you shoot in Instagram, I can't edit multiple Clips together here. I can only select a portion of the video to share. I can however pick a cover frame. So I'll tap done here and go to cover. And I can slide along here to find a portion that I like. I'd be like so. And again I can have to mute the audio, i can select filters to apply a filter and so on. And the rest of the steps are the same. I'll tap next, I'll leave everything as is maybe I'll just tap a location and I'll tap share. And there's the video in my feed. Alright so that's how to shoot and share videos with Instagram.
- Following other users and hashtags
- Taking photos and videos
- Editing photos
- Adding filters
- Creating Instagram stories
- Liking and commenting on photos
- Tagging photos