In latest Instagram version a new option is added next to direct icon. It’s a platform to display long videos and it is named IGTV. It can be considered as the most serious rival of YouTube in coming years.
You could post one minute videos and upload fifteen seconds stories before, but in this part you can upload videos to one hour long.
The videos in this part must be recorded vertically and users can create different channels for their videos. When you follow a person, you are able to see the videos they uploaded in IGTV.
As you enter this part videos will be displayed based on the latest pages you have followed and your interest like explorer part. You can swipe up to watch more videos. There are also some more options like posting a comment or sharing the videos with other people. Different tabs like popular, following for you, and continue watching are provided for you to choose.
To use IGTV and upload long videos follow the instructions below:
Download the latest version of Instagram.
Click on IGTV button.
Click on the circular icon which is in the middle of right part of the page.
Choose create channel then click on next and pass all the steps.
Click on your profile photo to enter your personal page.
Click on +upload video in your channel. Then choose your video and click on next. In next step you can choose title and add some explanations and finally post the video. So your video is on IGTV part now.
Pay attention to the tips below before posting videos in this part:
The maximum time of videos for personal accounts is 10 minutes and its 60 minutes for business accounts.
Mp4 is the only supported format.
Videos are uploaded in vertical format.
The maximum size of videos for personal accounts is 650 MB and it’s 5.4 GB for business accounts.
IGTV is different from story so it’s not possible to record a video in it.
After choosing your video you can provide a cover for it by clicking on the video.
You can share your videos in your Facebook account, too. To do so you need to activate Facebook page button.
The access to IGTV is from the highlighted stories of each user.