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How to Post a YouTube Video to Instagram Story


Instagram Story, Do you have a favorite YouTube video?

Alternatively, do you have a YouTube account and wish to promote one of your videos?

You may share the YouTube video link on your Instagram story in either case.

The swipe-up link is well known to need 10,000 Instagram followers.

Instagram, on the other hand, has introduced a new function that allows anybody to share links.

As a consequence, adding a YouTube video link to your Instagram story does not require 10,000 followers.

This post will teach you how to upload or share a YouTube video link on your Instagram story even if you don’t have 10,000 followers (swipe-up link).

How to Post a YouTube Video to Instagram Story

To post a YouTube video on your Instagram story, first copy the video’s link.

Second, add a tale, then press the sticker icon, then the “Link” sticker.

Finally, paste the YouTube video URL and share the tale!

The “Link” sticker is now available to everyone on Instagram as of October 28, 2021.

You may use the sticker to incorporate a hyperlink in your story.

You can include a link to a YouTube video, a TikTok profile, an e-commerce business, and other resources.

Furthermore, the swipe-up link will be removed (even if you have 10,000 followers).

1. Copy the link to the YouTube video

Copy the link to the YouTube video

The first step is to copy the YouTube video URL.

To do so, go to YouTube and find the video you want to publish to your Instagram story.

YouTube may be accessed via a desktop computer or a mobile device.

When you’re on the video, you’ll notice a “Share” button.

If you’re using the YouTube app, click the “Share” button.

When you press the “Share” icon, you’ll be presented with a number of sharing choices.

This includes “Copy link,” “Twitter,” “Facebook Messenger,” and other options.

Tap “Copy link” to copy the video’s url.

2. Go to Instagram and create an Instagram Story.

You may now share the YouTube video link on Instagram once you’ve copied it.

To begin, launch the Instagram app.

Once on Instagram, click on your profile image in the bottom navigation bar.

This will take you to your Instagram profile.

You must now create a new Instagram story.

To do so, go to your profile and touch on your profile image.

You can also upload a new narrative by tapping on the “+” symbol in your profile’s top navigation bar and selecting “Story.”

3. Select the sticker symbol.

Instagram sticker icon

The Instagram camera will open once you tap on your profile image.

To add a new Instagram story after tapping on the “+” symbol, tap on “Story.”

On the left side of the Instagram camera, there are several settings.

This contains “Create,” “Boomerang,” “Layout,” and other options.

To make a narrative, click the “Create” button.

A sticker symbol may be seen at the top of the camera.

To access the sticker list, tap the sticker symbol.

4. Apply the “Link” sticker to Instagram Story.

Share YouTube video link to Instagram story

You’ll see a list of stickers after tapping the stickers icon.

This includes “Location,” “@Mention,” “#Hashtag,” and other terms.

You’ll also see a “Link” label.

To add a link to your Instagram story, tap the “Link” sticker.

If you don’t see the link sticker, Instagram has to be updated.

Open the App Store and touch on the profile symbol to upgrade to Instagram on an iOS device.

Finally, scroll down to Instagram and press “Update.”

Open the Google Play Store and tap on the profile symbol to upgrade to Instagram on an Android smartphone.

Finally, go to “Manage applications & device,” pick Instagram, and click “Update.”

After you’ve updated Instagram, you’ll have access to the “Link” sticker.

5. Paste the link to the YouTube video in Instagram Story

Add YouTube link to Instagram story

After tapping on the “Link” sticker, you’ll be sent to the “Add link” page.

There is a URL area on the page.

Now, paste the YouTube video link into the URL area.

Tap on the URL area and then on “Paste.”

By pressing on “See preview,” you may also see a preview of the link.

Finally, press “Done” to add the link to the YouTube video to your Instagram story.

6. Share the Instagram Story

After you click “Done,” the YouTube video link will appear as a sticker.

You may change your narrative by adding the thumbnail of the video as a picture.

You may also provide a caption to entice your viewers to watch the video.

When you’re through modifying your Instagram story, press “Your story” to publish it!

Your followers will be able to watch the YouTube video by tapping on the sticker.

You’ve shared a YouTube video on your story!


Adding or sharing a YouTube video on your story was previously difficult.

Prior to the introduction of the “Link” sticker on Instagram, you needed 10,000 followers or more to add a link to your Instagram story.

Previously, you could only utilise the swipe-up link function if you had 10,000 or more followers.

You may now utilise the “Link” sticker to post a YouTube video on your story since its release.

Make careful to give some context when you share a YouTube video to your Instagram story.

You may accomplish this by inserting the video’s thumbnail into your article as an image.

You may also include a caption that describes the video.

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