Ways to speed up videos on Instagram

Step 1: Prepare the video

Due to the fact that Instagram, regardless of version, by default does not provide video speed tools, you will have to create such an effect separately. To do this, you can use the standard camera or any other suitable application that allows you to save the video in the MP4 format that is optimal for this social network.

More information: How to download Instagram videos to your phone

If you want to make the most of Instagram's internal camera, you can visit "Bill". в "Settings". and allows you to automatically save published records through "Publications of origin".. Once published, the clip can be deleted without affecting the local copy in the gallery.

Read more: Download videos from your Instagram story

In the case of storis, there is a more comfortable solution, which is reduced to clicking the arrow icon in the upper bar of the internal editor and confirming the download. This eliminates the need to post and then delete a video that is not fast enough and cannot always be uploaded due to strict maximum length limitations.

Step 2: Add a speedup effect

As already mentioned, by default, the social network does not have tools to impose acceleration effects on videos, so you will have to use one of the third-party applications in any case. We are going to consider two editors that offer the necessary features for free and that are relevant in different situations.

Read also: Video acceleration apps for Android and iOS

Option 1: Movavi Clips

One of the quite popular editors that offer tools to speed up and slow down videos is Movavi Clips. This program is ideal for processing normal videos, as well as recordings for the subsequent creation of stories on Instagram.

Download Movavi Clips from the App Store
Download Movavi Clips from Google Play Store

  1. Once started, in the lower pane of the editor, click "+" and navigate to the video library. To select the clip you want to speed up, tap the one-touch mark and then tap "Start editing.".
  2. In the toolbar below the built-in video player, find and activate switch mode "Speeds".. To increase the value, move the slider to the right and use the key. "Apply"..
  3. Finish editing the recording by adding other effects or repeating the acceleration, and tap the arrow icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Then press the option "Save". o "Save without the watermark." Depending on the version used, if it is a paid or free editor.
  4. In the page. «Video saved». Pulse Share. at the bottom of the screen and in the pop-up window, select "Feed". o "Stories" Depending on where the video is posted. When selecting, consider the allowed sizes and recommended proportions for different types of posts.
  5. Add additional effects using the internal editor, including covers, and confirm the load. Also note that IGTV videos will need to be uploaded manually, as described in the last section of the instructions.
  6. In the paid version of the program, the functions are slightly expanded, which also applies to the acceleration of recordings. Also, unfortunately, the free version of the program forcibly adds the Movavi logo, which in the case of Instagram can lead to deterioration of the viewing statistics.

Option 2: Hyperlapse.

The Hyperlapse mobile application for iOS devices is the official complement of Instagram, whose main objective is to speed up videos in a simple but effective way without losing quality. Unlike universal editors, this tool does not offer the ability to add pre-prepared files.

Download Hyperlapse on the App Store

  1. After installing the program using the link above, create a video similar to how any camera would. Unfortunately, there are no auxiliary filters here, but nothing prevents you from adding them later.
  2. When you've finished preparing your recording, use the bottom panel to speed up the video up to 12 times by moving the slider to the right. Use the check box in the upper right corner of the screen to save.
  3. When saving, the program will automatically ask you to export the clip to Instagram. All you have to do is select the type of recording, make the necessary changes using the internal editor and confirm the upload.

Step 3: Publish the video

Once you have finished preparing your video, if you have chosen to save the result in the memory of your mobile device or the editor you have chosen does not support direct publication on Instagram, the publication will have to be done manually. To carry out this task, the file must be in MP4 format and meet the duration requirements that depend directly on the section of the social network.

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Formats and sizes of Instagram videos
Add videos to Instagram stories

Adding is done by clicking "+" in the bottom panel of the official application and the subsequent selection of a gallery entry. In general, the procedure is almost the same as with images, apart from a slightly modified editor.

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