How To Add Videos To Instagram Story
Published by | Carson Schenk on Aug 17, 2017

How To Add Videos To Instagram Story


Adding high-quality videos to your Instagram story is easier than you think.  Instagram stories can be as long as 15 seconds, but you can purchase and download apps, like Continual, that will allow you to post longer videos.  Most personal and business accounts only add videos that they have taken via their mobile phone.  But I am going to help you add production videos to your story line.

Many companies are finally exploring the capabilities of Instagram's story feature.  Only to find out that you cannot add produced videos to your story.  Business accounts with 10,000 or more followers have the ability to add links to their Instagram story lines but personal accounts and business accounts under 10,000 cannot.  Unfortunate!

"Clickable stories links are now also available to business profiles (not personal profiles) that have over 10,000 followers on Instagram." - Source Social Media Examiner

Back in December 2014 Instagram rolled out verified badges.  This unique feature came with a fancy blue check mark, but is only available to business accounts that represented public figures, celebrities, and brands with verified badges and there are stipulations on how one can acquire this.

"A verified badge is a check Instagram Story that appears next to an Instagram account's name in search and on the profile. It means that Instagram has confirmed that this is the authentic account for the public figure, celebrity or global brand it represents." - Source Instagram Help

How To Add High-Quality Videos To Instagram Stories

First of all, you have to have produce a video.  To get started on producing videos for Instagram stories click here.  These videos need to be in mp4 format at a 16:9 ratio.

Next, you need to email the video to yourself.  Yes, I know this seems impractical but stick with me.  

Note - I do not know if this will work on Android devices but this will work on iOS.

Once, you have emailed the video file, go to your mail and download the video.  Some videos may be too large to download.  If so, reduce the file size and repeat.  There is another way and I'm gonna let you contact us at Art's Cube in order to obtain such knowledge.

Save Video

Switch over to the Instagram account in which you are going to add to the story line.  Click on you Instagram profile image to add the video to your story.  

Instagram click

At the very bottom of your mobile screen, click on the video you are wanting to upload.

Select video

Select the video.

Adding Instagram video

And there you have it.  You have added a high-quality video to your Instagram story.  Look at you!  All your followers will now see your video in the story line.  Have fun!


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