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How to Share YouTube Video on Instagram Story

Did you see a YouTube video that you like?

Or do you have a YouTube channel and you want to promote one of your videos?

Either way, you can share the YouTube video link on your Instagram story.

It’s commonly known that you need 10,000 followers on Instagram to use the swipe-up link.

However, Instagram recently released a new feature that allows everyone to share links.

As a result, you don’t need 10,000 followers to add a YouTube video link to your Instagram story.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to add or share a YouTube video link on your Instagram story even without 10,000 followers (swipe-up link).

How to share YouTube video on Instagram story

To share a YouTube video on your Instagram story, you first need to copy the link to the video.

Secondly, add a story, tap on the sticker icon, and tap on the “Link” sticker.

Lastly, paste the link to the YouTube video and post the story!

As of 28 Oct 2021, the “Link” sticker is available to everyone on Instagram.

The sticker allows you to include a hyperlink in your stories.

You can link to a YouTube video, TikTok profile, an e-commerce store, and more.

In addition, the swipe-up link will be discontinued (even if you have 10,000 followers).

Here are 6 steps to share a YouTube video on your Instagram story:

  1. Copy the link to the YouTube video
  2. Open Instagram and add a story
  3. Tap on the sticker icon
  4. Use the “Link” sticker
  5. Paste the link to the YouTube video
  6. Post the story

1. Copy the link to the YouTube video

Copy YouTube video link

The first step is to copy the link to the YouTube video.

To do so, open YouTube and navigate to the video that you want to share on your Instagram story.

You can use YouTube on a desktop or on a mobile device.

Once you’re on the video, you’ll see a “Share” icon.

If you’re on the YouTube app, tap on the “Share” icon.

After you’ve tapped on the “Share” icon, you’ll see multiple sharing options.

This includes “Copy link”, “Twitter”, “Facebook Messenger”, and more.

To copy the video’s link, tap on “Copy link”.

2. Open Instagram and add a story

Add a story on Instagram

After you’ve copied the YouTube video’s link, you can now share it on Instagram.

To begin with, open the Instagram app.

Once you’re on Instagram, tap on your profile picture on the bottom navigation bar.

This will open your Instagram profile.

Now, you need to add a new Instagram story.

To do so, tap on your profile picture on your profile.

You can also tap on the “+” icon on the top navigation bar of your profile and tap on “Story” to add a new story.

3. Tap on the sticker icon

Instagram sticker icon

After you’ve tapped on your profile picture, the Instagram camera will open.

If you’ve tapped on the “+” icon, you need to tap on “Story” to add a new Instagram story.

On the Instagram camera, you’ll see multiple options on the left.

This includes “Create”, “Boomerang”, “Layout”, and more.

Tap on the “Create” icon to create a story.

At the top of the camera, you’ll see a sticker icon.

Tap on the sticker icon to open the list of stickers.

4. Use the “Link” sticker

Share YouTube video link to Instagram story

After you’ve tapped on the stickers icon, you’ll see a list of stickers.

This includes “Location”, “@Mention”, “#Hashtag”, and more.

You’ll also see the “Link” sticker.

Tap on the “Link” sticker to add a link to your Instagram story.

If you don’t see the link sticker, you need to update Instagram.

To update Instagram on an iOS device, open the App Store and tap on the profile icon.

Lastly, scroll down, find Instagram, and tap on “Update”.

To update Instagram on an Android device, open the Google Play Store and tap on the profile icon.

Lastly, tap on “Manage apps & device”, find Instagram, and tap on “Update”.

After you’ve updated Instagram, the “Link” sticker will be available to you.

5. Paste the link to the YouTube video

Add YouTube link to Instagram story

After you’ve tapped on the “Link” sticker, you’ll land on the “Add link” page.

On the page, you’ll see a URL field.

Now, you need to paste the YouTube video’s link in the URL field.

To do so, tap on the URL field and tap on “Paste”.

You can also see a preview of the link by tapping on “See preview”.

Lastly, tap on “Done” to add the YouTube video’s link to your Instagram story.

6. Post the story

How to share YouTube video on Instagram story

After you’ve tapped on “Done”, the YouTube video’s link will be shown as a sticker.

You can edit your story by adding the video’s thumbnail as an image.

You can also add a caption to intrigue your followers to watch the video.

Once you’re done editing your Instagram story, tap on “Your story” to post it!

Your followers will be able to tap on the sticker to watch the YouTube video.

You’ve successfully shared a YouTube video on your Instagram story!

Conclusion

Adding or sharing a YouTube video on your Instagram story used to be impossible in the past.

Before the “Link” sticker was introduced on Instagram, you need to have 10,000 followers or more to add a link to your Instagram story.

In the past, you’ll be able to use the swipe-up link feature only if you have 10,000 followers or more.

Since the introduction of the “Link” sticker, you can now use it to share a YouTube video on your Instagram story.

When you’re sharing a YouTube video to your Instagram story, make sure to include some context.

You can do this by adding the video’s thumbnail as an image to your story.

You can also add a caption explaining what the video is about.

Further reading

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