Instagram TV Tutorial: How To Upload Videos Using a Web Browser

Upload to IGTV from a laptop or desktop

Instagram TV or IGTV was released in late June 2018. Some features may take a few weeks to roll out globally according to Instagram.

Instagram TV Help:

The Tutorial:

How to upload videos from a web browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc) on your desktop or laptop to Instagram TV.

Note: Video tutorial (1:45 minutes) below all the steps if you want to skip reading the steps.

Size Requirements for IGTV Video:

  1. Orientation: Portrait (Vertical)
  2. Aspect Ratio: 9:16
  3. Dimensions (Recommended):1080 pixels wide x 1920 pixels tall
  4. File Size: Under 650 MB
  5. Duration:15 seconds long (minimum)….10 minutes long (maximum)
  6. Verified & Large Accounts: Videos up to 1-hour long (must use web browser to upload. Will not work on mobile devices)

The Steps (Instructions):

  1. Open Google Chrome or Web Browser of Choice.
  2. Go to: (your profile name on Insta)
  3. Click Log in Upper Right
  4. Enter Security Pin Sent to Phone (if applicable)
  5. Click IGTV (middle tab)
  6. Click Upload
  7. Drag & Drop Video or Click + symbol
  8. Upload video
  9. Click ‘Edit’ to change cover thumbnail image
  10. Add Title
  11. Add Description
  12. Post To Facebook (Optional)
  13. Post or Save to Draft

Get a head start on this new platform!