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How to // Share an IGTV video


IGTV is an amazing resource for curating content – but how do you share those videos with your followers?

We have broken down the multiple how-to’s for sharing an IGTV video.

On June 20, 2018, Instagram shared two significant milestones. The first was that Instagram had welcomed one billion users into its social-networking world (congrats Instagram!) The second was the introduction of a new app called IGTV.

What is IGTV? IGTV, (or Instagram Television) is a new video content hub for your phone. It can be accessed through either Instagram itself or its stand-alone app. IGTV allows users to watch video up until 1 hour long –think of it as a YouTube rival but for (mostly) vertical video.

How to share in a direct message:

1. Tap to open the video you would like to share
2. Tap the paper airplane icon at the bottom of the video
3. Select the people you would like to share it with and tap send

How to share as a link:

1. Tap to open the video you would like to share
2. Tap the ellipsis at the bottom of the video
3. Select copy link
4. Paste the link to platforms outside of Instagram like Facebook or Twitter

How to share in an Instagram Story:

*Disclaimer: this one is only for verified accounts or accounts with 10K or more followers.

1. Tap to open the video you would like to share.
2. Tap the ellipsis at the bottom of the video
3. Select copy link
4. Access and create your Instagram Story
5. Tap the chain-link icon at the top of the screen
6. Paste the link of the IGTV video
7. Tap done

Just like posts and stories, the privacy settings of the person who uploaded the video will dictate what/if you can share the video.

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Claire Oswald

Claire is currently studying a double degree in Internet Communications and Marketing with a minor in Advertising. She drinks her coffee black, has a weird affinity for Aussie hip-hop and has never had a speeding fine.

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