How to Use Instagram TV App and upload your own videos?


IGTV is the extended edition of Instagram stories. Instagram build this app for the vertical videos that are longer than 1 minute. It seems that Instagram launched this TV app to compete with the video-sharing hulk, YouTube in the long run. Most of us don’t even know how to use Instagram TV and how to upload your videos on it. In this post, we will uncover all the details from channel creation to video upload on IGTV. IGTV can bring more engagement, to get more views, get Insta followers.

Table of content:

  • How to create an IGTV account
  • How do I upload my own videos?
  • How do you use it?
  • What can you do with IGTV?

How to create an IGTV account

Before you are going to share your thoughts with the entire world, first off you need to create an IGTV account. It is super easy and you can create it in just a few clicks. Here are some steps that you need to take to complete the process of IGTV account creation.

  • Go to Google Play or App Store and download the IGTV app.
  • If you haven’t an Instagram account then sign up to this app. But if you are already an Instagram user then it will automatically use your native Instagram profile to run this app.
  • Go to the right-hand corner and click on the “settings gear icon” and then hit on the create channel option.
  • And there you have it! You’re in. Hasty and simple.

How do I upload my own videos?

Now you are able to upload your own video on Instagram TV which will display vertically and with a full screen as most of the people intended to use smartphones. But if have already substantially-followed Instagram influencer then your profile might be restricted to 120 seconds videos. For uploading your own videos, go to IGTV section and click on the ‘cog icon’. Now you can upload your own content by following simple steps once you have created a channel on IGTV.

How do you use it?

If you have already an Instagram account, install IGTV app from the App Store or Google Play on your phone. When you open the app, you will find a TV icon (orange colored) in the top right corner, now hit this icon that will take you in the world of Instagram TV. Here you can view videos from most famous creators like celebrities and social influencers and from the people you follow on IGTV. There is also a dedicated IGTV app that is available on iOS and Android where videos will start playing automatically when you hit the IGTV orange color icon.

What can you do with IGTV?

The main purpose of IGTV is that user can now make long-form videos which can possibly become more popular and engaging content for the people who follow you. You can now make videos from 15 sec to up to an hour-long as a contrast to the standard Instagram app- means you have a lot more time to elaborate your idea or sell your product. Instagram wants to allow its users to upload unlimited length videos in the near future. With this booming idea, IGTV will host full-blown TV series and shows that will be the real challenge for YouTube and traditional TV one day.