July 15, 2024


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How to Share Videos With Instagram Notes

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Key Takeaways

  • Instagram now allows you to share two-second looping video notes on your profile.
  • Video notes can be paired with a short caption and a song to add context.
  • You can only record video notes using your device’s front-facing camera and can’t upload videos from your gallery.

Do you enjoy sharing every little moment with your Instagram followers through Instagram notes? You can now share snippets of your day by posting short videos. Here’s how to share your own video notes on Instagram…

How Videos on Instagram Notes Work

If you aren’t aware, Instagram notes are temporary statuses that appear at the top of a user’s Instagram inbox and disappear after 24 hours. While the ability to add music to Instagram notes was introduced in June 2023, the feature lacked the option to share image and video-based statuses.

Fortunately, Instagram rolled out an update in December 2023 that allows you to share two-second looping video notes.

Since the time limit for video notes is capped at two seconds, if you’d like to share a more detailed video, we recommend posting it on your Instagram Story instead. For personal updates, you can share your Instagram Story with only close friends.

When using notes, you can also add context to your video by pairing it with a short caption and a song that matches its vibe. Unfortunately, you can only record your two-second video using your device’s front-facing camera, which means that you’re limited to recording videos through this perspective only.

Additionally, you can’t upload two-second videos to your notes from your device’s camera gallery or upload multiple videos simultaneously.

How to Share Video Notes on Instagram

Now that you know how Video Notes work, here’s how you can use the feature to share your own video statuses:

  1. Open Instagram and go to your messages.
  2. At the top of your inbox, you will see a button with the text “Note…” on your profile picture. Tap the button.
  3. Now, tap the camera icon and tap on the record button to record your two-second video. In case you’re not happy with the result, you can tap the trash icon to discard and re-record it. Once you’re satisfied with the video, tap the tick icon.
  4. On the next page, you can also add a caption and pair it with a song of your liking.
  5. Select who you’d like to share the note with by choosing between Followers you follow back or Close friends.
  6. Finally, tap Share.

It’s that simple! Your video note will temporarily replace your profile picture at the top of your inbox.

Once you’ve posted your video note, your friends and followers can reply to it with texts, audio, GIFs, stickers, images, and even their own videos.

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