Instagram TV, also known as IGTV, enables creators to post long-form, high-quality videos on the social media platform.
Instagram users can create channels on IGTV where they can post videos that are between 10 to 15 minutes long.
Long videos of up to 60 minutes can also be uploaded using large accounts.
The purpose of IGTV is to enable creators to produce more engaging content for their audience.
In this guide, we are going to look at how to delete IGTV videos and a couple of FAQs to help you navigate Instagram’s own YouTube adaptation.
How to Delete IGTV Videos
Long-form videos can be shared with followers on Instagram by anyone who has an IGTV channel.
You can add or remove a video from an Instagram IGTV series by following the step-by-step instructions provided below:
Step 1: Go to your profile and select the IGTV icon.
Step 2: Select the video you want to remove from the series by tapping it.
Step 3: Tap the three dots at this point.
If you’re using Instagram on an Android device, tap Add to Series before unselecting the series you want to remove.
If you have an iPhone, choose Remove from Series.
Remember that you won’t be able to see the IGTV icon on your profile if you haven’t uploaded any videos to IGTV.
How to Add an Instagram Video to IGTV Series
Step 1: Open the Instagram app on your device.
Step 2: Next, tap the icon in the bottom right to access your profile.
Step 3: Tap the IGTV icon after that.
Step 4: Next, tap the video you want to include in the series.
Step 5: Select Edit and Add to Series by tapping the three dots.
Select an existing series or start a new one, then tap Done in the top right corner.
How to Find IGTV Videos
You can find IGTV videos on Instagram across many places.
Users could access the IGTV button on Instagram’s home screen at first.
However, Instagram discovered that few users were actually using that button, so they got rid of it in the first few months of 2020.
As we’ve continued to work on making it simpler for people to create and discover IGTV content, we’ve learned that the majority of people are finding IGTV content through previews in Feed, the IGTV channel in Explore, creators’ profiles, and the standalone app,“ a Facebook representative told TechCrunch in 2020.
The IGTV icon in the top right corner of the Instagram app’s home screen is rarely clicked.
You now have a variety of options for discovering IGTV videos. From the Explore Page, you can look through IGTV videos.
The IGTV button on the explore page will direct you to a page of videos that Instagram has selected for you.
Additionally, you can look up videos by their creators or Instagram user names.
IGTV videos can also be found in the in-feed previews.
One-minute IGTV video previews can now be posted on Instagram in the feed as of 2019. Your followers will see a one-minute preview of the IGTV videos you promote in the feed before the video pauses, and they must click the Keep Watching button to continue watching the entire video on IGTV.
The video preview will continue to appear on your Instagram page.
The IGTV icon in the top corner lets you tell the difference.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does IGTV Have an App?
Yes, it does, and you can check it out on your favorite app stores.
You’ll be directed to your IGTV Home Page after signing into the app.
Now, this page has a story-like layout that lists the top Creators You Follow.
You can either scroll down to see recent IGTV videos from creators you follow or click any of those users to be taken to their IGTV home page.
Regardless of how you got there, once you’re watching an entire IGTV video, you can interact with it by liking, commenting, saving, and sharing it just like you would with a regular Instagram post.
How to Create an IGTV Channel
It’s just as simple to create your channels if you haven’t already as it is to watch a video on IGTV.
When you select “Browse,” IGTV displays a menu with a small gear icon next to the search field.
When you click that button, a page where you can create your channel will appear.
Your channel will then be set up and ready for videos with just a few quick clicks. We told you it would be simple!
Your current Instagram followers will automatically have access to your IGTV videos, so you don’t need to worry about acquiring new followers since you already have an audience for your videos.
You could instead concentrate on producing high-quality Instagram videos.
How to Upload Videos to IGTV
It is important to check Instagram’s IGTV video requirements again before you upload your IGTV video.
Your videos should be a minimum of one minute, and IGTV videos can be up to 15 minutes long when uploaded from a mobile device or 60 minutes long when uploaded from a desktop.
Videos must be in the MP4 file format regardless of their length.
You can upload horizontal or vertical videos, both of which must have a 9:16 aspect ratio (with an aspect ratio of 16:9).
IGTV videos can be uploaded via the web or a mobile device.
How to Upload a Video to IGTV from a Phone
You can click the “+” symbol in the top-left corner of your account on the Instagram mobile app.
Select “IGTV Video” from the pop-up menu that appears at the bottom of your screen.
Instagram will then display the videos that were stored on your phone.
You won’t be able to click on any of the videos in order to upload them if they don’t adhere to the requirements.
Keep in mind that mobile phone video uploads must be between one and fifteen minutes in length.
You can preview the video after you click the one you want to upload; after that, click “Next.”
You can then select the cover photo for your video after that.
You have the option of selecting a still from the video or uploading a unique cover image.
Your Instagram feed and IGTV profile will display your cover photo.
Once you’ve selected your cover image and clicked “Next,” you’ll enter the video’s title and description, decide whether you want to include it in a series, and select your sharing options.
If your Instagram account is linked to your Facebook page, you will have the option to make your video visible on Facebook as well as Post a Preview to your feed.
You may then post from there!
How to Upload a Video to IGTV from a PC
Go to Instagram.com in your browser and log in to your Instagram account to upload an IGTV video from your desktop.
Then click the IGTV tab on your Instagram profile. The “Upload” button is then available for use.
You can then select your cover photo, enter a title and description, choose where your video will appear, and upload your video—which can be up to 60 minutes long.
On a Finale Note
IGTV is an exciting Instagram feature. As a creator looking to increase your reach, it is essential to know how to navigate your way through IGTV.
We hope this article on how to delete videos alongside the added FAQs was helpful.
Kindly tell us in the comments how IGTV has helped your personal brand. We’d love to hear from you.