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Instagram Video Length Rule 2020: Upload a Video within 1 Minute

In the past, users often shared traveling, sports, and family photos on Instagram. And now Instagram embraces more types of posts, like short videos, lives, and more. It circulates the most amazing and precious moment in one's life for keeps. However, this most popular social media platform puts a limitation on the video length. Although 1 minute is the maximum length, it is not the sole standard for all forms of video content on Instagram.

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Instagram Video Length

According to what Instagram officially claims, you can upload a video between 3 seconds to 60 seconds. But the specific length limits depends on the post type:

  • 1. General video post: Up to 1 minute.
  • 2. Instagram Story: Up to 15 seconds.
  • 3. Live video: Up to 1 minute.
  • 4. IGTV video: Up to 1 minute.

Tips: Video recording on Instagram follows the same rule for video length.

How to Make a Video Longer for Instagram?

You must have longer videos to share on Instagram so you come and search to check whether your video is qualified. The rules that you should upload a video within 1 minute might not be the desired answer. But don't be upset. We have a few tricks up our sleeves to upload a video longer than 1 minute on Instagram. It it doesn't support longer videos but allows multiple clips uploading in one post. So you can upload multiple cuts of your long video to make it longer in a post at one time.

Step 1. Make several copies of the video that you want to upload to Instagram. Say, you want to upload a video of 2 to 3 minutes, then make 3 copies of it.

Step 2. Tab + icon to get to Library.

Step 3. Tap Select Multiple icon, select these videos and hit Next.

Select multiple clips to share on Instagram

Step 4. Tap each video to trim them within 1 minute respectively. Say, cut the first videos from the start to 1:00, the second from 1:01 to 2:00, and the rest part as the third clip.

Trim videos on Instagram

Step 5. Click Done, and write a caption to share. Then viewers can play your whole video continuously by swiping the screen.

Tips: You can also add filters, select a frame the cover, write a caption and add your location before sharing these video clips.

How to Upload Multiple Clips into One Instagram Video?

Follow the steps above, you can share a video longer than 1 minute by uploading its different parts in sequence. If you want to share a collection of highlighted moments on Instagram, it is better to make upload multiple clips into one video. After all, the interruption of a swipe degrades its continuity.

Instagram allows trimming, but no merging. VideoProc comes at the right time to edit and join multiple clips into one. This easy video editor merges videos quickly and makes high-quality videos for Instagram. All you need to do is to load videos and click merge, and the whole process can be done in 5 steps after downloading VideoProc:

Step 1. Launch this app on Windows or Mac.

Step 2. Go to "Video" and "+Video" to import video clips. You can change the sequence by dragging the knob directly.

Step 3. Choose an output format for Instagram, MP4 or MOV.

Step 4. Tick the box before "Merge".

Step 5. Hit "RUN" to export.

Merge video clips into one

Bottom Line

Short videos now take the main part on social media platforms. And almost everyone tends to upload videos online. The best way to make your videos stand out is by editing a video excellently under their rules. Instagram has limitations on video length, but it's never the limitation of your video content.


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Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share more creative content and useful information to readers. She has strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in video editing tips.

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