How Long Can Instagram Videos Be?

Different Instagram features have different video limits

Instagram video posts show up in your followers' home feeds and on your profile. You can record video through the camera tab or upload videos to the app.

When you record a video through the Instagram app using the camera tab, it automatically stops recording after 60 seconds. If you decide to select a pre-recorded video from your device, Instagram only allows you to use the first 60 seconds of the video, cutting the rest of it off.

Video posts can only be posted on the Instagram app, not via Instagram.com in a web browser.

How Long Instagram Videos Can Be

Video posts are limited to a maximum of 60 seconds in length. They must also be a minimum of three seconds.

If you want to select a video from your device that's longer than 60 seconds to post to Instagram, but would rather include portions closer to the middle or end of the video (rather than the first 60 seconds, which Instagram takes by default and doesn't allow you to customize), trim the video before uploading it to Instagram.

Instagram Video Length Limits for Stories

Unlike video posts, which remain on your profile permanently unless you delete them, Instagram stories disappear after 24 hours by default.

Videos posted to your stories show up on your followers' home feeds in the form of your profile picture bubble, located in the horizontal stories menu at the top. You can post a video story by swiping right from the home feed or by tapping your profile icon at the top of the home feed.

Videos posted to your stories can be up to 15 seconds in length (with no specified minimum length). If your clip is longer, split it into multiple 15-second sections. Live videos can be up to one hour in length.

Instagram stories highlighted on a profile.
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To make videos posted to your stories last longer, add them to your Highlights, which pins them to the top of your profile until you decide to take them off. Navigate to your profile, tap Story Highlights, tap the plus sign (+) button, and select the story you want to highlight. Highlighted stories disappear from your followers' home feeds after 24 hours, but anyone who visits your profile can tap them at the top of your profile to view them.

Instagram Video Length Limits for IGTV

IGTV is a free standalone app developed by Instagram and closely integrated with the main Instagram app. It is designed to share and view long-form, full-screen videos.

Videos shared on IGTV can be a maximum of 10 minutes in length and must be a minimum of 15 seconds. Users who have many followers or are verified accounts can share videos up to 60 minutes in length. However, they must do it from a desktop computer and not a mobile device.

Although IGTV is a standalone app, you don't need it to post your IGTV videos. You can do it from the main Instagram app by tapping the TV button in the upper-right corner of the home feed. After you create your channel, tap the plus sign (+) to select a video from your device and add a title and description.

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