Video is everything on social media today. Indeed, Meta, which powers Instagram and Facebook, is even changing its algorithm to favor video over still shots.
So of course, it pays to invest more time and energy in video on your social media if you want to get more eyes on your content.
Restrictions exist on some platforms for managing your videos, but there are ways to navigate around them.
If you’re still figuring it all out and looking for some help with things like looping video, removing filters, or monitoring your views, among other video issues, I’ve got some tips and tricks to share.
How Can I Share a YouTube Video on Instagram?
So, you’ve made a video on YouTube, and now you want to share it to your other platforms, namely Instagram.
As of publication, there is no native way to share YouTube videos to Instagram. What you will have to do is download the video from YouTube to your phone or tablet and then upload that video to Instagram.
As usual, if you are sharing a video that is not your own, be sure to get permission from the original creator.
To download a video from YouTube, you will need the help of a third-party website called YT5s:
- Find the YouTube video you want to download.
- Tap the Share button and copy the URL.
- Go to YT5s.com
- Paste the URL into the search box and tap Search.
- Select the quality and click Get link > Download.
- Find that video in your downloads folder on your device, tap Share > Save Video, go get the video in your photos app then edit it as you like.
- Choose your size – square for your feed and 9:16 for stories – and tap done.
Now, you can upload the video to Instagram like you would any other video in your phone or device!
Can You Reverse a Video on Snapchat?
There are always those tricky fun things people do on social media videos that you haven’t quite figured out yet. Maybe you’ve seen someone else’s Snapchat video reversed and are wondering if you can do that, too.
It’s easy to reverse a Snapchat video.
- Record a new video in the app by tapping and holding the record button. You can only record for 10 seconds.
- Swipe left on your video snap preview. This will allow you to look through the filter options for your video.
- When you see the three reverse arrows (<<<), you have found the reverse filter. Tap it, and it will set your video, and any sound, in reverse.
For more info on the reverse filter on Snap Chat, check out this article on LifeWire.
How Can You See Who Views Your Facebook Videos?
Unlike Instagram, which allows you to see how many people viewed your video, and who exactly looked at it, you cannot see who views your videos on Facebook.
Apparently, it would take more work on behalf of Facebook to track exactly which account viewed every video as video content reaches a remarkably large audience.
I have a suspicion they have some way of tracking that information as they are well-known for their tracking capabilities. We’ll see if in the future they open that information to content creators.
The good news is you can see who is viewing any live videos you post on Facebook.
When you go live, you will be notified with a pop-up every time a new person tunes in.
How Long Can a YouTube Video Be?
If you’re getting into creating YouTube content, you’re likely wondering just how long your video can be.
The answer to that question is: It depends on whether you are verified.
If you are not verified, your video can only be 15 minutes or less.
If you are verified, your YouTube videos can be up to 12 hours long, or as much as 128 GB.
To get verified, all you have to do is go through a simple process on Google, the umbrella corporation for YouTube.
You can begin the verification process here.
How to Loop a Video on an Instagram Story
The goal with content creation on social media is to get more eyes on your content, right?
To do that, you want to remain on the cutting edge of what is being done on various platforms.
Looping video on Instagram is just one example, and it is a fun one.
A looped video on Instagram is a 1-second loop that replays repeatedly for a longer period of time.
To create your own looped video on Instagram, you will need a third-party software like Premiere Pro or Clideo’s Online Video Looper.
If you want to add music, use a software like Filmora so you can have your sound effects on your loop.
Before adding a loop video to Instagram, be sure it meets the required specifications:
- Ratio: 9:16 Height: At least 720px
- Length: 3 secs – 8 secs file
- Format: MP4 or JPG only
To create a loop video in Premiere Pro:
- Activate the Loop Playback button by pressing the + in the bottom right corner of the program panel.
- Drag the Loop Playback button to the group of buttons at the bottom of the program panel.
- Click the button to activate the feature.
- Premiere Pro will loop the video to the beginning.
- Press Reset Layout inside the Button Editor to return the buttons at the base of the program panel to their defaults.
Now you have a loop video for your Instagram story!
For more information on looping, check out this article on Social Pros.
How to Remove a Filter from a TikTok Video
Finally, if you’ve been trying to get rid of a filter from your TikTok video, the steps are easy, but you must remove the filter before you upload the video. Once it’s up, you won’t be able to make adjustments.
- To remove a filter from your draft, tap on the profile icon in the bottom, right corner of the TikTok app and go to your drafts to select the video you want to edit.
- Tap on the Back arrow in the top, left corner of your screen.
- Tap on Effects.
- Tap the Back Arrow to undo all filters you have added.
- Tap the Next button to save your changes.
Managing videos can be fun and easy once you get the hang of it, and it can make a huge difference in your content and your audience.
I hope this article helped you on your journey to managing videos on social media, and I would love to hear what tips and tricks you may have picked up along the way. Share your best tips in the comments!