Earlier this year, Instagram tied with WhatsApp as the third most popular social media platform in the world. In second place is YouTube.
That may explain why many YouTubers prefer to cross-promote their content on YouTube. Considering Instagram’s popularity, it makes sense to build a second following there. Plus, Instagram’s in-app video platform, Reels, has been making headway in its user and engagement gains during the last few quarters.
There’s just one little problem: YouTube doesn’t make it easy for you to share a video from its platform to Instagram.
When you click the Share button beneath a video on YouTube, you have all kinds of options for platforms to share it to. There’s even an Embed URL you can copy to embed the video on a website.
Amid all those options, however, Instagram posts and Stories are nowhere to be seen.
The good news is you can still post your YouTube video on Instagram in 2023. In this article, we’ll explain how to share a YouTube video on Instagram, either as a post/Reel or as a Story.
How To Share a YouTube Video as an Instagram Post or Story
Below are the steps for sharing a YouTube video as a post on Instagram. (This method works best when you’re using a computer.)
Note: Before you download any third-party app or software, research it carefully and read reviews to make sure it’s safe and won’t transfer a virus to your device. Furthermore, be aware that downloading YouTube videos without permission is a violation of YouTube’s Terms of Service. If you’re caught doing it, your account could be terminated.
How To Share a YouTube Video on Instagram as a Story
Sharing a YouTube video to your Instagram Story is a bit easier than sharing it as a post. That’s because you don’t technically have to download the video. It just needs to be posted on YouTube already.
Plus, you can do it on your phone, so it’s much more convenient!
Here’s how it works.
If the YouTube video you want to share is already downloaded to your phone gallery, follow these steps instead.
Can You Get in Trouble for Downloading YouTube Videos?
Downloading YouTube videos without permission is a violation of YouTube’s Terms of Service. You could get removed from the platform if you are caught doing it.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Copy a YouTube Video Link?
To copy the link to a YouTube video, go to the video you want to share, click Share, and then click Copy next to the link in the center of the box that pops up.
Can I Download Videos From YouTube?
Currently, only Premium YouTube members can download YouTube videos to view offline. Everyone else must use a third-party YouTube downloader.
Even though YouTube doesn’t support an easy way to share YouTube videos to your Instagram feed or Stories, you can still do it! It simply takes a little more time. Just follow our step-by-step instructions, and you’ll soon be able to start cross-promoting your amazing video content.