Instagram Video Sizes, Dimensions, and Formats for 2022
Everything you need to know about the latest changes to Instagram video sizes, dimensions, and formats for Reels, Stories, and more.
Instagram video has quickly become one of the most sought-after platform features. From Stories to Reels, in-feed videos, and more, there are so many ways to tell a visual story.
While Instagram videos are popular, not every video makes it to the front page. Different videos serve different purposes, and as a result, have different requirements.
If you want your videos to perform well, you need to do things by the books! This means paying attention to sizing requirements for each type of video.
There are currently offers four different video formats on the Instagram platform. These are:
In this post, we’re going to break down everything you need to know about Instagram video sizes, dimensions, and formats in 2022. This will keep your visual stories looking their best, so you can spend more time winning the algorithm.
Instagram Live size requirements are similar to Stories and Reels, except the duration is much larger for Live videos.
Keep in mind that Instagram Live broadcasts can only be recorded from the camera app. You’ll need to open the app and start recording from there.
Tip: Before going live, be sure that you have a strong and fast Internet connection. A good rule of thumb is to have at least a 500 kbps upload speed.
Instagram video dimensions
How do “dimensions” differ from “size”? Most people in the social media world use the terms interchangeably, but in this case we’re using dimensions to talk more specifically about length or height and width of videos.
Instagram video dimensions for Reels are:
Vertical (1080 pixels x 1920 pixels)
Instagram Reels are designed to be viewed full-screen, vertically, and on mobile devices. The best way to make sure your Reels are the correct size is to shoot and edit them directly on your phone.
Tip: Don’t forget to leave some room at the bottom of your Reel for the video caption! The bottom fifth of the screen is where the caption will be displayed.
In-feed video dimensions
Instagram video dimensions for in-feed videos are:
Vertical (1080 x 608 pixels)
Horizontal (1080 x 1350 pixels)
Instagram in-feed videos can be either square or horizontal, but keep in mind that the Instagram app doesn’t rotate on mobile. If you choose to share a widescreen video, it may show up with black or white borderson either side.
Tip: To avoid these annoying black boxes, stick to vertical videos.
The Instagram video size limit for Stories is 4GB for every 15 seconds of video. Remember, if your Story is more than 15 seconds long Instagram will split it up into 15-second blocks. Each of those blocks can be up to 4GB.
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