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Post YouTube Video to Instagram in One Go

The easiest way to post YouTube video to Instagram with one tab. You can get or create a shortcut to download YouTube video and upload to Instagram.

Updated Mar 14,2019 | by Cody

As the largest video sharing website, YouTube allows you to find all kinds of cool videos. Have you ever come across an idea to post YouTube video to Instagram? If so, you are in the right place. In this article, I will show you the simplest way to do that on iPhone and PC.

Post YouTube Video to Instagram with Siri Shortcuts

You probably use Instagram more often on your mobile device than other platforms. In that case, the first method I am going to show you is available on iOS mobile devices.

You may have heard the Shortcuts, which is formerly known as Workflow, the task automation application in iOS 12. Siri Shortcuts actually can be used to automate many things. To post YouTube video to your Instagram is among them.

Being around in a while, Shortcuts app has been used to create many custom shortcuts to automate regular tasks. Right now, you can find many YouTube Downloader shortcuts to help you download YouTube videos on your iOS device. For post it on Instagram, you just need to add a few actions.

If you do not like to edit it yourself, here is a pre-made shortcut you can use to post video from YouTube to Instagram easily.

Tips: Open the link in Safari or Firefox to get the shortcut.

You can refer to the steps below to see how it works.

Step 1. Download the Shortcuts app if you haven’t. Then download the shortcut Post YouTube Video to Instagram.

Step 2. Copy the YouTube video link and run this shortcut. Shortcuts is also available in Share Sheet, you can also tap the Share button from YouTube app and run this shortcut.

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Step 3. Select a video quality that you want to download.

Step 4. Trim the video if needed. As you know, the Instagram video time limit is 3–60 seconds.

If you have the Instagram app installed and account signed in, then the video is already posted to Instagram. It is that’s simply. If you don’t have iOS device or you cannot update to iOS 12, don’t worry. Just keep reading to use the next method.

Upload YouTube Video to Instagram on PC

Without the automation app Shortcuts, you need takes three steps mainly to upload a YouTube to your Instagram. If the video is under 1 minute or you want to post YouTube video to IGTV, then you don’t need to trim it. Otherwise, it takes 3 main steps.

Step 1 Download YouTube Video

If you want to download YouTube video to your Windows PC, IOTransfer is a great choice. It allows you to download videos from a ton of websites including YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. It provides an option to directly download and store videos on your iOS devices, which is really helpful for iPhone users.

After installation of IOTransfer, you can simply copy the YouTube video URL. When you get back to IOTransfer, click on Video and you will see the link copied is already pasted in the video downloader box. If not, manually paste it.

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Then you can just click Download to start downloading the YouTube video. If you don’t want to install a desktop program, then you can use this free online YouTube Video Downloader service to save video from YouTube offline.

Step 2. Trim YouTube Video

In Windows 10, you can use the built-in feature to trim a video for Instagram. Just open the downloaded YouTube video with Photos app.


Then you will see the Edit & Create button. Click on it and select Trim. From there, you can trim the video to less than 60 seconds. The program will show how many time in total as picking the best part of the video.

Step 3. Post It to Instagram

Now it comes to the easiest part. Just upload the video to Instagram, add a caption, hashtags, and location tagging if needed, then click the Share button. Not long ago, Instagram launched IGTV that allows users to upload long videos. If you want to post video to IGTV, then you don’t have to trim the video.

That’s how you can easily post YouTube video to Instagram or IGTV. Do you ever find an even better way to get this done? Share your thoughts in the comments to help others.

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