How to Compress a Video for Instagram [3 Easy Ways]
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Way #1. Compress a video for Instagram without losing quality on a PC
Step 1. Download and launch Movavi Video Converter
To get your own video compressor for Instagram, open the Movavi website on any PC and download Movavi Video Converter. Then, install the app following the instructions on the screen and launch.
Step 2. Add the files to the video compressor for Instagram
Click the Add Media button and then – Add video in the upper left corner of the program interface.
Step 3. Choose the format
Choose the video format that’s fit for Instagram or target a mobile device from the list of presets. You can also use the search function to quickly find the format or device you need.
Step 4. Set the compression rate
Return to the files list and click Compress file. This will open a new dialog box. Move the File size slider to set the desired output file size and bitrate. You can click the Convert sample button to check how a small part of the video will look like after conversion. When you are satisfied with the video’s size and bitrate, click Apply. You can also use the Edit button to crop and trim the video.
Step 5. Save the compressed video
Choose the output folder for the compressed videos by clicking the Save to button at the bottom of the interface and selecting the desired destination. By default, the output video will be saved in the Movavi Library folder.
Press the Convert button to start the video exporting process. After the operation is complete, the output folder with the compressed video will open automatically.
Now you know a quick and unique way to condense a video for Instagram while preserving better quality than many other compressing methods are offering!
Way #2. How to use an online video compressor for Instagram
Step 1. Go to the online tool
The video compressor tool we’re using in this section is online, so it won’t matter if you’re using Windows, macOS, or Linux. You simply need to open up a web browser and visit FreeConvert Video Compressor’s website.
Step 2. Upload the Instagram video for compression
On the main page, you’ll see a big Choose Files button. This is where you can upload the video from your computer. You can either drag and drop the file into the browser window, or click the button and select it manually using a file explorer.
FreeConvert Video Compressor accepts uploads with a max size of 1 GB. You may need to sign up for an account if you want a bigger size limit.
Step 3. Adjust reduction settings
After uploading, you should see the video file name appear. On the Output dropdown menu, select your preferred format. For reference, Instagram only accepts MP4, MOV, and GIF file types.
You can click on the gear icon to access advanced settings too. Here, you can configure your Video Codec, Compression Method, and Target Size. When you’re done, click Apply Settings.
Step 4. Start downsizing
Now, all that’s left is to compress the video. Select Compress Now and wait. When the shrinking process is done, hit the Download button, and you now have a new video ready to post.
Way #3. How to use an Instagram video compressor on iPhone & Android
Step 1. Download and launch the app
If you are using an Android device, pull up the Google Play app. For iPhone users, open the App Store app. Use the Search function and type in “Video Compressor & Converter by Inverse AI”.
Select the first app that appears. If there are many similar apps in the search results, choose the one developed by Inverse AI. For reference, the app icon is orange.
Step 2. Import your Instagram video
When the app is launched, you’ll see two main icons for Import and Outputs. Select Import, then scroll to the video you want to decrease the size of. Then click Next.
Step 3. Fix the compression settings
Next, you will see the settings for the output video. You can configure things like format, codec, and compression speed. Then you can also optimize the video from the presets available. If you want your video to load faster while still maintaining good quality, you can pick Small File (High Quality).
You can also use custom settings if you’re unhappy with the presets. Here, you can determine the video’s resolution, quality, and frame rate.
If you want to see a preview of the output video, just click Preview.
Step 4. Shrink the Instagram video
Once you’re happy with the settings, it’s time to reduce the video. Click Compress. A new menu will pop up with file name settings and audio settings. Configure these if you’re not satisfied with the default. Otherwise, simply hit Start.
Just wait for the compression to finish, and voila! You successfully used a downsizer for an Instagram video on your iPhone or Android.
Instagram video upload requirements
Between 1.91:1 and 4:5
16:9, 9:16, or 1:1
Up to 10 minutes
Up to 15 seconds
Up to 15 MB
650 MB (mobile uploads), 3.6 GB (web uploads)
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