How To Share Videos From YouTube To Instagram?

Your Quick Answer: 

  1. To share videos from YouTube to Instagram, you’ll first need to download the video on your device, and then you need to upload the same to your Instagram account. This can be done from both PC and mobile. 
  2. For doing this, you’ll need to head on to the YouTube Studio of your YouTube account and from there you’ll be able to download your account’s videos. 
  3. You can even share the links of the video directly to other Instagram users by clicking on the Share icon and then from there click on the Chats option with the Instagram icon. 
  4. If you want to share it in stories you can do that by pasting the link under the Web Link section. This method can only be used by users who have more than 10k followers. 

However, you can still attach links to Instagram stories by using the Link sticker from the sticker section of Instagram. This method can be used by users who have less than 10k followers on Instagram. 

How To Share Videos From YouTube To Instagram?

You have many ways to share videos from YouTube, let’s find those out:

1. Download from YouTube and Upload on Instagram

You can share videos from YouTube by uploading them on Instagram. This can be done from both your mobile browser and your computer. You need to use the desktop version of Google Chrome. To perform this method, you need to be logged in to your YouTube account via your browser. 

Steps to perform the method via mobile browser:

🔯 For Mobile:

Step 1: Open Google Chrome from your mobile. 

Step 2: Then get into the official site of YouTube.

Step 3: Next, you’ll need to change your mobile version of Google Chrome to the desktop version by clicking on the Desktop site from the browser menu

clicking on the Desktop site from

Step 4: Then you’ll need to make sure that you’re logged in to your YouTube account.

Step 5: Next, you need to click on the profile picture icon and then click on YouTube Studio (beta). 

click on YouTube Studio (beta)

Step 6: Then you’ll be able to get to the next page and click on the Content icon from the left menu.

click on the Content icon

Step 7: Next, find the video that you want to share and click on the three dots icon beside it.

click on the three

Step 8: Then you’ll need to click on Download from the drop-down menu and then wait for the video to get downloaded.

click on Download from the drop

Step 9: After it’s downloaded, you’ll be able to see it on your device’s Gallery.

Step 10: Open Instagram and then click on the + icon. Click on Story. 

 click on the + icon

Step 11: Then click on the video that you just downloaded to upload it.

Step 12: Trim it and then click on Next.

 then click on Next app

Step 13: Write a caption for it and then click on Share.

click on Share app

🔯 For PC:

Step 1: Open YouTube from Google Chrome.

Step 2: Next, you’ll need to click on the Profile picture icon that’s at the right corner of the screen.

click on the Profile picture icon
right corner of the screen

Step 3: Then you’ll need to click on Content.

click on Content

Step 4: Next, choose and click the video that you want to share, and then click on the three dots icon next to it.

three dots icon

Step 5: Download the video.

Download the video

Step 6: After it’s downloaded, you’ll be able to get it on your device’s album.

Step 7: Next, open Instagram from Chrome.

Step 8: Login to your account using your account. 

Login to your account using

Step 9: Click on the plus-in-a-box icon that’s at the top right corner of the screen.

 Click on the plus-in-a-box icon

Step 10: Then click on Select From Computer.

click on Select from computer

Step 11: Click on Videos from the left menu. 

Step 12: Next, choose the video that you just downloaded.

Step 13: Click on Open, click on Next.

click on Next

Step 14: Provide any filter and then click on Next.

then click on Next

Step 15: You can add some captions to it and then click on Share

 click on Share

2. Share Video on Instagram with a Link

If you want to share a YouTube video on Instagram, you can do that directly by clicking on the Share option and choosing Instagram. The video, for this method, would be shared by a link. This is the direct way of sharing a video on Instagram.

However, by this method, you can only share the video’s link to other Instagram users via chat. It doesn’t directly allow you to share the video directly to your Instagram story using this method.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the YouTube application.

Step 2: Search for the video that you want to share. 

Step 3: Play the video, just below the video screen, you’ll see the Share icon sighted as an arrow.

you'll see the Share icon

Step 4: You’ll need to click on it.

Step 5: It will open up a page with different options, choosing the one with an Instagram icon named Chats. 

icon named Chats

Step 6: Then click on the Send button next to the name of the user with whom you want to share the link. Click on Done.

click on the Send button

How To Share YouTube Link On Instagram Story?

It’s also possible to share YouTube links on Instagram stories too. It’s one of the fastest ways where the user can just swipe up the link in the story and can watch the video directly from YouTube.

However, to use this feature of attaching the link to your Instagram story, you must have at least 10k followers on your Instagram account. If you don’t have 10k followers on your Instagram account, you won’t be able to attach the link or have the Swipe Up feature on your profile.

Using this method, it also gets easier for you to gain followers faster. To perform this method, you’ll need to follow the steps that are mentioned below:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open YouTube.

Step 2: Next, search for a video and then play it.

Step 3: Below the video screen, click on the Share icon.

youll-see-the-Share-icon

Step 4: Next, you’ll need to click on the Copy. Now the link has been copied to your clipboard. 

click on the Copy

Step 5: Then you’ll need to head on to Instagram.

Step 6: Swipe right to open the camera screen and then you need to select one picture for your story.

Step 7: Next, you need to click on the Link option button that’s at the top section of the screen.

click on the Link option button

Step 8: Then click on Web Link. Next, paste the link and click on Done. 

 click on Web Link

Step 9: Now your viewers will be able to swipe up your story to see the video attached to it. 

The Bottom Lines:

This article explained the different ways to share YouTube videos on Instagram. This can be done by downloading the video on your device and then you can upload it to your Instagram account. You can also share the links to any Instagram user via chat by clicking on the Share icon and then clicking on Chats under the Instagram icon. However, with more than 10k followers, you can share the YouTube links on Instagram stories with a Swipe Up option. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How to Get a Link Sticker on Instagram without 10k Followers?

The Instagram link sticker option allows all the users to add links to the Instagram story. Even if you don’t have 10k Followers’, you’ll be able to add links to your story. This can be done by clicking on the Link sticker that’s in the sticker section of Instagram. 

This option is available for all. You’ll need to copy the link of any uploaded content and then head on to Instagram. Get into the camera screen and then choose the picture for your Instagram Story. Click on the sticker icon and then click on Link. You’ll be able to paste the link in the blank under the URL. You can then add it by clicking on Done. 

2. How to Add a Link to an Instagram Story without 10k Followers? 

You can add a link to an Instagram story without 10k followers. This can be done by following the steps.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Copy the link of the video or content whose link you want to post. 

Step 2: Open Instagram.

Step 3: Next, click on the + icon and then click on Story.

Step 4: Then select and click on the picture that you want to add to your story. 

Step 5: Next, you need to click on the Sticker icon that’s at the top section of the screen. 

Step 6: You’ll be able to click on the Link sticker inside the sticker section.

Step 7: Then paste the link in the blank under the URL. 

Step 8: Add it to your story by clicking on done and then share the story on your Instagram profile.

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