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Sharing Animoto videos to Instagram

Looking for a simple way to share your Animoto videos on Instagram? We’ve created a quick guide that’ll have you posting your marketing videos and slideshows straight from your iOS and Android devices in just a few seconds.

Before you begin, remember that Instagram is a mobile-only app, so grab a smartphone or tablet, and log into our slideshow maker app. If you don’t have our app yet, you can find us in the Apple App Store or Android Play Store.

NOTE: This article contains information about Animoto Memories, an Animoto legacy slideshow-making tool. As of October 2018, all new Animoto customers have access to our new easy-to-use, drag-and-drop video maker. Have a question about Animoto Memories? Reach out to our Customer Success team.

Sharing from an iPhone, iPad, or other iOS device

1. Choose your video

After you log into Animoto, select the video you’d like to share to Instagram. You can toggle between Animoto Memories slideshows and Animoto Marketing videos at the top of your screen to find the video you want to share.

2. Send your video to Instagram

When you’ve selected your video, just tap MORE under “Share your video!” to reveal all of the sharing options. Then tap the Instagram icon to start sharing to Instagram. Your video will download to your device, and Instagram will automatically open with your video selected.

3. Finish your post

Once your video opens, you can touch the < > icon at bottom left if you want to change your video’s orientation from square to landscape. Then tap “Next” to see your video options. At the bottom of this screen, you’ll see “Filter,” which shows you video filters, and “Cover,” which lets you select your video’s cover image.

Pro tip

Be sure to set your own cover image. Instagram will often choose a black screen, and once a video is posted, you won’t be able to change it.

Sharing from an Android device

1. Choose your video

To begin, just tap on the video you want to share to Instagram. Then, in the menu that appears, tap “Download & Share” to download the video to your Photos.

2. Share your video to Instagram

After your video is saved, just open the Instagram app. Your video will appear, and you can share it to Instagram as usual. If you’d like a specific cover image, make sure to set it before you share, since you can’t edit your cover image again later.

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