How to upload your TikTok videos to Instagram Stories

Upload TikTok videos to Instagram

This time we are going to explain to you how you can upload your TikTok videos to Instagram Stories and thus reach a larger audience. These two social networks are the most used by influencers around the world to generate content and gain followers.. Hence, it is a very good strategy to share TikTok videos on Instagram, something you can do in just a few steps.

The procedure to share TikTok videos on your Instagram stories is quite simple. The short video social network allows you to do so with the videos you already have uploaded, whether yours or third parties. You can also link your Instagram account to TikTok so that videos are published on both platforms at the same time. Here we explain the steps and other details related to this very interesting function.

How to upload your TikTok videos to Instagram Stories?

Mobile phones with TikTok and Instagram

As we already said, uploading a TikTok video to Instagram is a simple procedure that you can do in just a few steps. The TikTok application itself has the function of sharing, whether it is your own video or one created by someone else. Therefore, if you want to reach a larger number of people with your content, this is a feature that you should take advantage of.

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For a TikTok video goes directly to the stories Instagram, you just have to follow the steps listed below:

Upload TikTok video to Instagram Stories

  1. Find the video you are interested in sharing, either on your profile or that of other TikTok users.
  2. Located the video, now you have to click on the arrow pointing right, at the bottom of this.
  3. At this point a menu with different options to share the video through various platforms.
  4. Look for the option of share on Stories to share the video as an Instagram story. If you select the Instagram option, you share it as a post. (Some videos have these options disabled.)
  5. Finally, a short process begins where the video is forwarded to Instagram so you can edit and share it.

In case you go to upload the video as an Instagram story, this will be divided into several Stories of 20 seconds each, with a total duration of 60 seconds maximum. This is the most direct way to share a TikTok video on your Instagram account, but it is not the only one.

How to upload a TikTok video to Instagram Reels?

Share TikTok video on Reels

Likewise, if you want Take advantage of your TikTok videos to share them on Instagram Reels, there are two ways to do it. The first, and fastest, is to share the video directly from TikTok as an Instagram Reels. These are the steps:

  1. Locate the TikTok video and click on the arrow Share which is in the lower right area of ​​the video.
  2. From the sharing options that appear in the menu, select Instagram.
  3. Now you will see four ways to share video on Instagram: Chats, Feed, Reels and Stories. Choose Reels. You can also check the 'Remember my choice' box to skip this step in the future.
  4. The video will go directly to Instagram Reels, where you can edit and publish it.

Another way is to download TikTok video, something you can do from the Share option that appears in the lower right corner of the video. Once there, select the Save Video option to download it to your device. This alternative is useful if you want to edit the video with a third-party app before uploading it to your Reels of Instagram.

Once you have the video downloaded to your mobile and ready, follow these steps to upload it to Instagram Reels:

  1. Enter the Instagram app and swipe the screen to the right to access the camera.
  2. At the bottom, look for the Reels option, and then click on the Gallery icon in the lower left corner.
  3. Search your gallery for the video you downloaded from TikTok and select it.
  4. Before uploading it, you have the option to crop it, add effects, music, text or stickers according to your preferences.
  5. And that's it!

Link your Instagram account on TikTok

Person using mobile

If you constantly need to upload your TikTok videos to Instagram, it is best to link your profiles from both platforms. So, when you post on TikTok, you will have the option to immediately post on Instagram. How can you link your Instagram account on TikTok? Follow the steps we list below:

  1. Enter your TikTok profile and click on the option Edit profile.
  2. Swipe down until you see the option Add Instagram to your profile and select it.
  3. TikTok will send you to the Instagram page to log in. Enter the data that the platform requests.
  4. At this point, TikTok will ask you permission to access Instagram, and it will send you back to Instagram settings to grant permissions.
  5. Ready! This way, when you post something on TikTok, you'll see the option to also post it on Instagram almost at the same time.

Can I share a TikTok video on Instagram if it is not my authorship?

Finally, let's answer an important question: Can you share a TikTok video on Instagram if it is not your own? There is usually no problem doing this if the Instagram account is personal and does not have many followers. On the other hand, if we upload content created by third parties to a very popular Instagram account, it won't be long until those affected express their displeasure.

Therefore, if you don't want to have legal problems due to copyright of third party videos, follow the following recommendations:

  • Respect the copyright of the original creator. For example, if the video has a watermark or signature, do not remove or cover it. Also do not modify or alter the original message that the author wants to convey with that video.
  • Whenever possible, ask permission from the original creator. It is best to contact the author of the video and ask for their consent to share it on Instagram.
  • Give credit to the author. If the author gives you permission to share the video, don't forget to mention it in the post: you can tag it, put a link to its TikTok profile, or use a hashtag with its name.


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