How do I activate IGTV?

Answered by Tom Adger

To activate IGTV on Instagram, follow these steps:

1. Open the Instagram app on your mobile device.
2. Tap on the Explore button, which looks like a magnifying glass at the bottom of your screen. This will take you to the Explore page.
3. On the Explore page, you will see various categories at the top, such as “For You,” “Following,” “Popular,” and “IGTV.” Tap on the IGTV button, which is denoted by a TV icon.
4. Once you’re on the IGTV feed, you will see a “+” icon on the top right corner of your screen. Tap on it to start the process of uploading a video.
5. At this point, your camera roll will open up, and you’ll be able to select the video you want to upload to IGTV. Keep in mind that IGTV only supports videos that are at least one minute long.
6. After selecting the video, you can choose a cover image for it by scrolling through the video and pausing at the desired frame. You also have the option to add a title and description to provide more context to your viewers.
7. Once you’ve finished editing the details, tap on the “Next” button.
8. On the next screen, you will be able to add a caption to your IGTV video. You can also choose to share a preview of the video to your Instagram feed and profile to attract more viewers.
9. tap on the “Post” button to upload your video to IGTV. Depending on the length and size of the video, it may take some time to process and appear on your IGTV channel.

That’s it! You have successfully activated IGTV on your Instagram account and uploaded your first video. Remember to explore the IGTV feed to discover and watch videos from other users as well. Enjoy creating and sharing content on IGTV!