How to share YouTube video on IG story?

Due to copyright concerns, neither Instagram nor YouTube feature a native way to share videos between the platforms. With that said, there are 2 main ways to share a YouTube video on IG story:

Share YouTube video as a link

The easiest way is to simply share the link to the video in question. There are 2 ways you can go about it depending on how many followers you have:

  1. In the Instagram app, tap the plus button and choose Story;
  2. Tap on the Aa button to go into the Create mode;
  3. There, go into stickers selection menu found at the top of your screen;
  4. Find the link sticker, and paste the URL to the YouTube video you'd like to share.
  5. Finish your story, and publish.

In case your page has more than 10,000 followers, you should see a Chain button at the top of your screen whenever posting a story. You can paste the URL using this button just as well.

Share the actual YouTube video on IG story

This process is a bit more involved, as you will need to have the target video downloaded to your device and edit it to fit the Instagram story limitations. Here's the general process:

  1. Download the video you'd like to reshare. Note that you can't directly obtain videos you didn't upload according to YouTube's copyright policies;
  2. Crop the video to fit the 9:16 aspect ratio used on IG stories. For most modern devices, the native Photos app should do the trick;
  3. Upload the result to Instagram via normal means.