Repurpose YouTube to Instagram

Clip, resize, and edit YouTube videos to post on Instagram
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Share Your Story Everywhere

Modern creators are on many social media channels. With dozens of thriving video and photo sharing platforms, creators can grow an audience through different social media communities and share their story everywhere. Kapwing makes it easy to repurpose video and image content for many different channels by trimming, resizing, adding text, adding music, and creating subtitles with smart, fast, on-brand tools. The powerful video editor can supercharge your editing workflow and enable a media team to collaborate in a single digital space, giving creators peace of mind and creative control.

Once you’ve put time into making a video for one social media channel, repost that video everywhere. Each platform has its own requirements, specs, and best practices, so take time to optimize the correct aspect ratio, length, and text format for best results. Let your voice be heard with micro-content shared across social media and experiment with reaching new fans and followers through new channels and techniques.

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How to Repost a YouTube Video on Instagram

How to Repost a YouTube Video on Instagram
  1. Import YouTube Video
    Paste the YouTube URL to import the video from YouTube.
  2. Edit
    Clip the video to the part that you want to share on Instagram. Resize to square for the Instagram feed or 9:16 for Reels. Then, position the video in the center, add a background, and edit title text. Don’t forget to generate captions!
  3. Export and Post
    When the video looks good, export and download the video file as an MP4. Then, post the new video on Instagram.

Repurpose your long-form content for Instagram

Want to post more video content on your Instagram feed, reels, or Instagram Story? Short-form video has taken over Instagram’s social media feeds recently, so it’s a popular place for reposting video content. Resize your canvas to 1080x1080 (square) or 1080x1920 (vertical) to share a YouTube video on IG. Kapwing’s “safe zones” overlays can help you ensure that your text and video are in-frame and won’t be covered by the native Instagram profile pic, description, and action buttons. Embed captions directly into the video and use the timeline to shorten the video to <30 seconds for IG reels, 15 seconds for your Story, or 180 seconds (3 minutes) for the feed. Kapwing’s video editor also helps you add overlays like emojis or watermarks to ensure that your video stands out and select banded assets like logos, fonts, and colors. It’s the best way to combine images, videos, and text layers together into a multimedia Instagram post to attract new likes and followers. After you’re finished exporting, download the MP4 to upload on Instagram. Make memes, vlogs, and talking head videos or post teasers, trailers, and previews of longer-form content to attract viewers to YouTube. Ideal for media entrepreneurs, coaches, students, influencers, and creators of all kind.

Creators may also consider using the Link or Swipe Up feature to direct their instagram audience to the full-length video on their YouTube channel. Just paste the URL in your Story video teaser, add a URL sticker or text overlay to Swipe up, or put it in your Reels description.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What’s the minimum video size for Instagram Reels?

Instagram Reel videos must be at least 600 pixels x 1067 pixels. Instagram recommends that you use the dimensions 1080x1920 for the best output. Kapwing supports custom pixels resizing.

Can I post someone else’s YouTube video on Instagram??

Generally, no. We recommend that you get written permission from the original creator before clipping it and reposting it from your own account. However, there are a few instances where it is permissible to use content under fair use laws. If you’re using content for educational, non-commercial purposes and if you’re using less than 30 seconds of a popular clip, it may be okay to repost in non-commercial cases. You can also search for license-free background music, stock video and photos, and sound effects from inside of Kapwing.

How do I add subtitles on an Instagram Video?

For an IG Story or Reels, you should embed the subtitles directly into the MP4 before posting. Make sure to avoid the bottom and top sections of the video to make your subtitles readable within the Instagram frame. We recommend using white or yellow subtitles to make them more readable and an outline or background behind the caption text. You can automatically generate subtitles within Kapwing, then manually correct any misspellings and adjust the timing and styling before exporting. Instagram will automatically show captions, but you can adjust this in “Advanced Settings” before you post.

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