Hot SaleFonePaw Screen RecorderCapture Screen with Audio and Webcam.More Products

How to Post YouTube Videos on Instagram

By Carrie Murray, Monday, June 05, 2017

So you just watch this really cool video on YouTube and start to wonder if there is a way for you post the video to your Instagram account. Since Instagram doesn't allow you to add a YouTube URL link to an Instagram post, to put an YouTube video to Instagram, you'll need to: 

  1. Download YouTube videos to your Android, iPhone, or computer;

  2. Edit and convert the video to meet Instagram's video requirements;

  3. Upload and post the video to your Instagram account.

Here we introduce two most easiest ways to download YouTube video and post it to Instagram, whether you are using an Android phone or iPhone. 

Recommend: VidPaw: Free YouTube Downloader Online 

Method 1: Use YouTube to Instagram Converter on PC (Stable)

The most reliable way to post YouTube video on Instagram is using a powerful video converter on computer. While an online YouTube downloader would go down from time to time, a video converter on PC/Mac rarely have the problem. 

FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate, the video converter that we recommend here, have done a great job in downloading YouTube videos as well as to converting them to Instagram accepted videos. It can: 

  • Analyze YouTube URL and download the video;

  • Convert YouTube video to not only Instagram supported format but the format that is suitable to your phone model;

  • Provide multiple video editing options: trimming, flipping, rotating, removing noise, adding watermark, enhancing video quality, etc.

Here are the specific steps to put YouTube videos on Instagram. 

Step 1. Launch Video Converter Ultimate on PC/Mac 

Download the program on your Windows PC or Mac. Then install and launch the program on your computer. 

Step 2. Copy YouTube URL

Copy the YouTube URL of the video that you need. Click Download button on the program and paste the URL on the blank. 

Download YouTube Video

Step 3. Download YouTube Video 

The program will begin to analyze and download the video. Wait until the downloading is finished. 

Step 4. Edit YouTube Video 

Instagram only accepts videos no longer than 60 seconds. So you may want to trim the downloaded video. Click Clip to get the video clip that you need. If the video is recorded in wrong orientation or low light environment, you can improve its quality by clicking Edit

Clip YouTube Video

Step 5. Convert YouTube Video to Instagram Accepted Format

Click Profile and from the list, choose the format of your phone. Click Convert, and the YouTube video will be converted to the format that is suitable to be uploaded to Instagram on your phone. 

Tips: You can also quickly head to this page to download YouTube video by simply adding "paw" behind the word "youtube" in the link address as the image shows. For example, pick up the YouTube url from FonePaw channel: "" and change it to ""

Video Formats of Android Phones

Now you can get the video from your computer to mobile phone and share the video with your Instagram followers. 

Share to Twitter

Method 2: Use Online YouTube Downloader for Instagram

You can use an online YouTube downloader to download and convert YouTube video to Instagram supported video on your mobile phone, which is quick but not stable since the website may crash from time to time. Here we introduce, the website that was made specifically for converting YouTube video to Instagram. 

  1. Open browser on your phone and go to

  2. Copy and paste Youtube video link in the blank.

    Copy the Link

  3. Select video clip that you want to download and press "Start".

  4. The video will be downloaded to your phone.

  5. You can then upload the video to Instagram.

Note: There is another easy way to download YouTube video by adding "paw" behind the word "youtube" in the link address as the image shows. It will direct to VidPaw to get the video downloaded.

Download YouTube to Instagram

Tips: If you have successfully posted YouTube videos to Instagram, some of your friends may tend to repost videos on Instagram. However, Instagram doesn't provide "Repost" option for users to share directly. Thus, it is in need to use a third-party app to repost Instagram video. For details, please refer to How to Repost Videos/Photos on Instagram.

Do you have other methods to post YouTube videos to Instagram? Post it below to share with us.


Thank you for providing feedback!