How To Use IGTV To Upload Longer Videos

How To Use Instagram IGTV To Upload Longer Videos


Instagram has just introduced a new feature called IGTV,  that allows users to watch an upload videos up to 10 minutes in length. Want to learn more about how it works and how to use it, you’re in the right place.

I’m Smyth from PhoneWallpapers.Us and in this post I’ll be showing you how to watch an upload content on IGTV. Now let’s get started.

How to Use IGTV to Upload Longer Videos

IGTV is available within the Instagram app, as well it’s in its own dedicated app called IGTV. You can download a IGTV for free from the App Store on iOS, and the Google Play Store for Android. If you open the a IGTV app you’ll see a button labeled continue as your username, tap that button to get started.

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To access a IGTV within Instagram, make sure you’ve updated the app to the newest version. Then open Instagram and, tap the TV icon in the top right corner next to the direct message icon.

Once you open IGTV it works exactly the same both inside Instagram and within the dedicated IGTV app, by default new content from accounts you follow on Instagram will start playing.

In the menu towards the bottom of the screen, you’ll see a few different tabs. The first one called for you includes videos from people you already followed that Instagram thinks you’ll like.

How To Use Instagram IGTV To Upload Longer Videos

The second tab following will show all IGTV content from Instagram accounts you follow. The popular tab as you might imagine holds videos that are popular on IGTV, and the last tab continue watching will hold any videos you’ve started watching but didn’t finish.

How To Use Instagram IGTV

In any of these tabs you can swipe your finger over the video preview cards to see more content in that section. Tap a video card to start watching it, if there’s a specific Instagram user whose eyes IGTV posts you’d like to watch top search IGTV.

Type in the name of the user whose content you want to see, then tap their name where it appears in the search results. Scroll through the video cards to see more videos that that user has posted.

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When you’re watching an IGTV video you can hide the menu by swiping downwards from the middle of your screen. You can re open it at any time by swiping upwards from the botton.

Hiding the menu will give you access to more options including the ability to pause, like, and comment. Just like you normally would on Instagram you can tap the heart icon to like the video and tap the speech bubble to add a comment.

If you want to share the video you’re watching with one of your friends, tap the paper airplane icon. Select the friend you want to send it to, add a message then tap send at the bottom.

How to Upload Videos on IGTV|
How To Upload IGTV

Want to upload your own videos to a GTV tap the Settings icon in the top right of the IGTV menu. Then tap create channel, tap next twice. Then tap create channel. To access your channel tap the profile icon at the top right of the IGTV menu.

To upload your own content tap the plus sign on the right. Then select the video you want to upload from your device. Videos can be up to ten minutes long.

Cannot Capture Videos within the App

Unlike regular Instagram posts and stories you cannot capture IGTV videos using the app. you have to record a video in advance and upload it to IGTV. Keep in mind that you can only upload videos vertically. So if you have a video that was recorded horizontally the sides will be cut off. You must know too How to Add Background Music to Instagram Stories 2018

Once you’ve selected a video to upload to IGTV, top next in the top right corner. If you want you can change the cover that will appear on the video card by tapping Edit cover. You can then upload a photo from your device or select a frame in the video to use as the cover.

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Add a title and a description for your video. When you’re done tap post at the bottom to share it to your channel. Your Instagram followers will then be able to see your video on IGTV.

IGTV Videos Do Not Expire

Unlike Instagram stories you don’t have to worry about your IGTV videos disappearing after 24 hours. They’ll stay on your channel unless you delete them.

That’s everything you need to know to watch an upload content on IGTV. Thanks for reading. If you found this tutorial helpful we love it if you’d hit the thumbs up button below. Check out PhoneWallpapers.Us for free most popular tutorial apps.


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