How to Share YouTube Video on Instagram Story

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Share YouTube Video on Instagram Story

YouTube videos are very enjoyable, but sharing them with your followers on an Instagram story is even more enjoyable.

Do you know how to do that?

If you don’t, then this guide is for you. It’ll teach you how to share YouTube videos on an Instagram story in a few seconds.

Everyone can do that, whether or not you’re an influencer.

How to share a YouTube video on Instagram:

  1. Copy the YouTube video link of the YouTube video you want to share
  2. Open your Instagram app and go to your profile
  3. Tap once again on your profile picture and select “Add to Your Story”
  4. Tap on the “Create” button
  5. Tap on the little sticker icon at the top of your screen
  6. Click the “Link” sticker from the list
  7. A new interface will open up where you can paste a YouTube link
  8. Tap on “Done,” and that’s it

Below, you’ll find a handy guide on how to share YouTube videos on Instagram!

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How to Share YouTube Video on Instagram Story

Don’t You Need 10,000 Followers to Share YouTube Videos on Instagram?

Up until a few months ago, you did.

But recently, the social media platform made it possible for any Instagram user to share YouTube videos on the platform.

You don’t need to have 10,000 followers anymore.

Previously, you would need to indirectly send your followers to the YouTube link by directing them to your profile.

Instagram ads were another way to share YouTube videos on Instagram if you didn’t have 10,000 followers.

But now, everyone can do it through the Story feature.

Copy the video’s link and use the “Link” sticker in the story feature to post the link to your audience!

Instagram made the “Link” sticker available to all Instagram users in October 2021.

Guide on Sharing a YouTube Video on an Instagram Story

The first thing you need to do is copy the YouTube video link of the YouTube video you want to share.

To do this, go to the YouTube video and tap on the “Share” icon.

Share YouTube video on Instagram
Share YouTube videos on Instagram

Then, tap on the “Copy link” button, and there you have it. You’ve copied the YouTube video link!

Now open your Instagram app and go to your profile (profile picture in the bottom-right corner of your screen).

Once you’re there, tap again on your profile picture and select “Add to Your Story.”

Instagram - Add to Your Story
Instagram – Add to Your Story

Once you do that, your phone camera will open up.

Next up, tap on the “Create” button. If it doesn’t show up, tap the little arrow pointing down on the left side of the screen.

Create new Instagram story
Create a new Instagram story

After that, the camera will switch up a bit and show new menus.

You want to tap on the little sticker icon at the top of your screen.

Then, click the “Link” sticker from the list.

Instagram - Post a link to a story
Instagram – Post a link to a story

Remember the YouTube link you copied earlier? Paste it here! A new interface will open up where you can paste a YouTube link.

Now tap on “Done,” and that’s it.

The YouTube video (with a link) will become a sticker in your new story.

The final step is readjusting everything, adding text, a thumbnail, or other content that may attract your followers, and then tapping on “Your Story.”

YouTube video link on Instagram
YouTube video link on Instagram

That’s it! Your YouTube video is posted as an Instagram story and will appear as an Instagram video.

Conclusion

Now you know how to share a YouTube video on an Instagram story.

You use the “Link” sticker that was previously only accessible to influencers with more than 10,000 followers.

Go to your Instagram profile – Add to Your Story – Create – Sticker icon – Link – Done – Your story.

Here are a few simple steps for upgrading your Instagram experience to the next level!

FAQ

Why did the Swipe Up button disappear on Instagram?

Why did the Swipe Up button disappear on Instagram?

When making the “Link” feature accessible to all users, Instagram decided to eliminate the “Swipe Up” button that would redirect users to third-party websites.

It wasn’t needed anymore and for good reasons.

What you could do with the “Swipe Up” you can now do with the “Link” feature.

It’s all good news for every Instagram user.

Why is the Link sticker not on my Instagram?

Instagram brought this change to the platform in October 2021, so you need to have an updated Instagram app to use the link sticker.

If your Instagram app is not up to date, it won’t show the Link sticker.

Simply update your app from the Play Store or Google apps to fix this.

When you start up Instagram again, it’ll have the Link sticker.

Why isn’t the Link sticker working on Instagram?

One common reason the Link sticker isn’t working for you is that Instagram hasn’t verified your Instagram account.

Other reasons may include – a full Instagram cache, weak internet connection, bugs, faulty app, or faulty device.

Try force-quitting Instagram and restart, and see if that does anything.

Alternatively, you can try rebooting your device and reinstalling Instagram to see if it does anything.

You could talk to customer services to find a solution if nothing else works.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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