How To Upload Long Videos On Instagram Story

This is a quick tutorial that will show you how to make your Instagram story longer than 15 seconds. I will show you step by step how to upload long videos on and Instagram story.


How To Upload Long Videos On Instagram Story Step By Step Tutorial


Instagram limits your story photo and video clips to just 15 seconds per clip unless it’s a live video.  That can be a pain when you want to upload videos longer than 15 seconds to your Instagram story.


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Luckily, I found the perfect tool to cut your Instagram videos into 15-second clips and it’s an app called CutStory for Instagram stories.  This app is free in the app store and it will cost you .99 to remove the cut story logo


CutStory for Instagram stories is an iOS app, I couldn't find this for Andriod, however, I'm sure there are other apps that will get the job done for you.


How To Use The CutStory App For Instagram Stories


The first step is to go to the app store and download the CutStory App.  


Once you've downloaded and opened the CutStory app on your iPhone you'll have the choice to choose from editing a video or a photo. I’m going to choose a video for the purposes of this tutorial.

Click on "video" and then choose the video that you want to edit from your camera roll.  The next step is to simply click on "save" and this is where the magic happens.


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Another great thing about this app is that it will allow you to choose how long each clip is based on where you will share it.


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It will split videos and photos for Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat What’s App and you can even set custom durations as well.


I will click on "Instagram" for this tutorial.  Once you select your target platform, the app starts working immediately to cut your Instagram story video into 15-second clips and it’ll automatically save the clips to your camera roll when finished.  The app will also let you know how many clips you have after it's done.


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Next, open your Instagram app and upload your story as normal.  You'll want to add multiple clips to your Instagram story to complete your entire story.




Best Apps For Making Longer Instagram Story Videos


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This Cut Story App is my favorite for posting longer videos on Instagram stories because of the ease of use.  But there are other options as well and I've listed a few of them here.


CutStory for Instagram Stories

4.8 Rating in the iTunes store and also has 13.9k reviews. Free but it will cost .99 to remove the watermark.


Continual for Instagram

4.7 Rating in the app store out of 261 ratings.  The cost for this app is $7.99


Storeo for Instagram

4.7 Rating in the iTunes store with 391 ratings.  Storeo app for Instagram is free and it'll cost you $9.99 to remove the watermark.


Story Slicer - Cut Long Videos

4.9 Rating with 67 ratings. This app is $1.99 in the iTunes app store


Android Apps:

Story Cutter for Instagram

4.0 Rating in the Google Play store with 3k ratings.  


There you have it that's how to upload long videos on an Instagram story.  What's your favorite app for uploading long videos to your Instagram stories?  Leave me a comment and let me know.


Want to learn more about Instagram stories?  Check out my other article How To Easily Add More Than 1 Photo To An Instagram Story


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