You Can Now Upload Longer 60-Second Stories On Instagram: Here’s How

(Last Updated On: September 26, 2022)

Key Highlights

  • Instagram users can now post 60-second Stories
  • Until now, there was a time limit of 15-seconds
  • Here’s how you can upload a 60-second Instagram Story

If you sometimes post videos to Instagram Stories, you’ve probably encountered the 15-second restriction. This implies that Instagram will automatically trim the video you upload to your story to a maximum duration of 15 seconds, regardless of its length. Users had to split shorter Stories into 15-second chunks if they wished to upload them because there was a time limit of 15-seconds.

But now, a new feature that will let users publish longer uninterrupted Stories has finally been rolled out globally on the Meta-owned app. A Story that you publish won’t be divided into portions if it is under 60 seconds long. Late last year, the company started testing the modification with select users and has now rolled it out to all users worldwide.

How To Upload The Longer 60-Second Stories On Instagram?

Make sure your Instagram version is updated. Even if you have the auto-update feature enabled on your phone, please check the Instagram app on your Android or iPhone‘s Play Store or App Store, respectively. Following is the step-by-step guide that you can follow to upload a 60-second video on your Instagram Story:

Step 1: Open Instagram on your mobile phone.

Step 2: Now, swipe right to access the camera or click on the Plus sign (+) icon and scroll to Story.

Step 3: To start a video recording, simply tap and hold the circle and record a 60-second video.

Step 4: To add doodles, text, filters, or stickers, use the tools at the top.

Step 5: To post the video to your Story, tap Your Story (or Your Stories) at the bottom of the screen.

Step 6: To view your post, hit ‘Your Story’ at the top of your feed. Tap ‘Highlight’ next to your Story if you wish to keep it after 24 hours.

Additionally, Instagram users don’t have to keep tapping to watch a longer video they don’t want to watch. Now that users have two options for sharing a 60-second video, they can easily share both Stories and Reels.

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