How To Upload Landscape Videos On Instagram’s IGTV

IGTV allows Instagram users to upload long videos on their account. This allows users to essentially create their own video channel on the photo-sharing platform. However, the Facebook-owned app only allowed users to only upload vertical videos so far. Read more to find How To Upload Landscape Videos On Instagram’s IGTV

How To Upload Landscape Videos On Instagram's IGTV

With IGTV, Instagram aimed to create a popular phone-friendly video platform. While the company’s stories feature is immensely popular, the IGTV is still to take a leap. Among a range of new efforts to push the new platform, the app has given up on the vertical-only format for IGTV.

IGTV now supports landscape format alongside vertical videos. You can now upload landscape videos on IGTV. These videos will be played full-screen when the phone is turned sideways.

As most users are active on multi-platforms (YouTube, Facebook, etc), they won’t have to re-edit their videos to fit the IGTV requirements. The new redesign uses algorithms to deliver a vertical grid of previews (similar to Snapchat Discover).

The landscape videos will be available on the standalone IGTV app and the IGTV hub (within the Instagram app). More changed are expected to come in the coming months.
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How To Upload Landscape Videos On Instagram’s IGTV

  • Open the Instagram app
  • Tap on the IGTV icon on top left corner (next to ‘Direct messages‘ icon)
  • Now, tap on your profile picture to open your channel
  • Next, tap on the ‘upload a video’ text
  • Then, choose a landscape video from your smartphone
  • Fill the description and other details
  • That’s it

Alternatively, you can open the IGTV on your laptop/ PC via the

  • Open your Instagram profile
  • Click on the IGTV icon
  • Select ‘Upload‘ option or simply click here –
  • Choose a video from your PC
  • Fill in the required information about your video
  • That’s it

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Instagram introduced the vertical videos platform (IGTV), about a year ago. With the new redesign, Instagram hopes to attract more creators to IGTV. However, Instagram is yet to add a monetization option for creators.

Despite multiple boosting attempts by Instagram, IGTV is yet to reach significant engagement. Additionally, the Facebook-owned app is facing competition from newer apps like Tik Tok.

We will have to wait and see how the landscape videos perform on the photo-sharing app. So far, Instagram has not revealed any official numbers for IGTV.

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