How to Convert Your YouTube Videos for IGTV

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Recently, I've been adding all of my YouTube videos to IGTV like this and I got a few questions about how I did it - so that's what I'm going to show you in today's video!


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Here’s How to Convert Your YouTube Videos for IGTV: 

Step 1. Create a template in Canva

Canva is an amazing graphic design tool for non-designers and it's free, so I definitely recommend that you go and sign up for an account.

Next, type “story” into the search bar and select “Instagram story.” This will create a design that is in the right dimensions for IGTV.


What's awesome about this is it has all of these really great design templates that you can use as a starting point. Choose your favourite and then customize it for your brand, leaving room for where you will insert your horizontal YouTube video.

Once you finalize your design, you need to download as PNG file.

Step 2. Create the Video File in Keynote

Next, we’re going to use Keynote, which is a free app that comes with your Mac.

  1. Click “New Document” > Choose the “White” presentation.

  2. Delete the pre-existing text boxes

  3. Click “Document” > “Custom Slide Size” and change the slide size to 1080 x 1920px.

  4. Drag in the design template you created in Canva.

  5. Drag in your video file and resize it to fit your design.

  6. Export this file. Click “File” > “Export To” > “Movie”

  7. We want this to be “Self-Playing,” change both “Go to next slide after” and “Go to next build after” to 0.

  8. Change the resolution to “Custom” > 1080 x 1920px.


You’ve now created your IGTV video file.

Step 3. Send the video file to your phone

Now that you've created that video file, you need to send it to your phone. Personally, I love to use airdrop, which allows me to send files from my Mac to my iPhone super fast. I'm actually going to post a video on how to do this. So definitely hit subscribe so that you don't miss that video.

But basically to send this to my phone, all I need to do is come over here, right click on it, go to share, then airdrop and I have my phone right next to me. My iPhone will appear and after I just need to select my iPhone and this will automatically send over to my phone and it only takes a few seconds. I love it.


Step 4. Upload to IGTV

You need to have the IGTV app and set up your channel so make sure that you go ahead and do that.

To upload, click on your profile picture and then hit the plus sign. Select your video file, add a title description and hit post, and that is going to add it to my IGTV channel.

So there you have it! That is how you can convert your YouTube videos to IGTV. I hope that you found this video helpful. Definitely leave a comment for me down below and I'd love for you to come say hi on Instagram - I'm @solopreneursidekick.

Thanks so much for watching and I'll see you soon with another video!

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