Upload Videos to Instagram

How to Upload Videos to Instagram from Your PC without Quality Loss

If you have some funny video clips on your PC, how to upload the videos to Instagram for your audiences? Since Instagram added video support in 2013, you are only able to post contents from smartphones and tablets officially. On PC, you can only check posts and stories. However, it does not mean you cannot share your videos from PC to Instagram. The article intends to show you two efficient ways to get the task done with ease.

Upload Videos to Instagram

Part 1: Best Way to Upload Video to Instagram on PC

What is Import to Upload Videos to Instagram?

Before you upload videos to Instagram, you must learn more about the follow some rules. It is important to check out the details in order to get a successful uploading.

1. The video should be 3 to 60 seconds.

2. The video file size should be 50MB to 150MB.

3. The video format must be MP4 with H.264 codec and AAC audio codec.

4. Instagram will downscale you videos to 1080p if it is larger.

5. The aspect ratios available are 1:1, 1.91:1, and 4:5.

Moreover, you also need a video maker for Instagram to create and edit the videos. WidsMob Capture is one of the most versatile screen recorders to create a video, edit the file and share to Instagram directly. Moreover, you can also add annotation, text, shape and more other elements to the recording videos before uploading it to Instagram.

1. Capture online video, a window or full screen within clicks.

2. Customize the aspect ratio manually or even use presets.

3. Produce high quality videos for Instagram and other sites.

4. Offer extensive custom options, like video codec, frame rate, etc.

5. Upload videos to Instagram and other sites on PC directly.

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How to Make and Upload a Video to Instagram on PC

Step 1: Set up Instagram video maker

Open the “Record Screen” option after you installed the program to your computer. Select the “Capture Screen” option to take a snapshot instead. Toggle on the “Record Area” and set the recording area according to the restrictions of Instagram.

Capture Screenshot

Step 2: Add audio files and webcam video

Of course, you can also enable the “Webcam” option to add the webcam videos into the program. Just turn on the “Microphone” option to choose the desired audio file. Go to the “Preferences” dialog to set frame rate, codec, bitrate, sample rate and more.

Recording Capture

Step 3: Record videos for Instagram from PC

Click the “REC” button and do what you want to share to Instagram on PC. During the recording process, you can click the “Pen” tool that allows you to add text, drawing and shapes on the video. And the “Camera” icon to make a still snapshot.

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Step 4: Upload video to Instagram on PC

When video making is done, click the “Stop” button to save the recording video to media library folder. Here you can view the video before sharing. If the video is ok, click the “Share” icon at the bottom left side, select the Instagram platform, and enter your account.

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Part 2: How to Upload Videos to Instagram from PC via Cloud

As a popular social network, Instagram has attracted oceans of audiences around the world. It also provides various cloud services, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and more. To help you to share content quickly, you can take advantage of the cloud services have integrated Instagram. Once you have associated your Instagram account to your cloud, you can upload videos to Instagram from PC using cloud service.

Step 1: Access Dropbox in your browser or the desktop app, sign in your account, and then send the desired videos you need to upload to Instagram from PC directly.

Step 2: Switch to your mobile device, start Dropbox app and sign in the same account. Find the video uploaded from PC, tap the “Options” menu with a three-dot icon, and select the “Export” option.

Step 3: When prompted, tap the “Save to device” option. It will be saved to your Photo Gallery or Camera Roll. Now, start the Instagram app, sign in your account and upload the video from PC to Instagram.

Note: Though this way does not require a USB cable, it requires a good Internet connection. Plus, you must have an account for a cloud service. You also should follow the video rule of Instagram.

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Part 3: How to Upload to Instagram from PC with Gramblr

Sometimes, you just need a way to upload a video to Instagram from your PC. There are several desktop programs can meet your need, such as Gramblr. The downside is that you have to host your Instagram account to third-party programs. And it cannot be guaranteed that they are safe to use. Gramblr is free to use on both Windows and macOS, but you need to install it to your hard disk.

Step 1: Open the third-party program, and enter your Instagram ID and password. There is no verification, so you will be presented to the interface directly.

Step 2: Launch an Explorer window, navigate to the desired video, drag and drop it onto the interface. Then you will get a thumbnail with some options, like trim video. Ignore it if you videos are designed for Instagram.

Step 3: Click the red Thumbs-up button at the upper right side and you will be taken to the post window.

Step 4: Add the caption. Then you can decide to upload video to Instagram from PC “Immediately” or “Some other time”. If you select the latter, click the calendar icon and set a proper date. You must keep the program running; otherwise, the schedule won’t work.

Step 5: Finally, click the “Send” button to upload to Instagram from PC according to your settings.



You should understand how to upload a video to Instagram from PC with the above article. It is well known that Instagram was designed as a mobile social network. Therefore, you are only allowed to post contents, such as images and videos, to Instagram app from mobile and tablet. However, computer is still the most popular device to store and edit videos. The good news is that some methods can do it quickly. WidsMob Capture, for example, is able to make a video and share it to social media directly. If you have other problems, please leave a message below.

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