The format of the videos that we can upload to IGTV has to be MP4. This is one of the requirements to share videos on Instagram’s new video platform. But it’s obviously not the only one, so take notice of these other conditions that you’ll have to meet if you want to be able to upload your creations to this platform:
- Length of the video: videos must have a length between 15 seconds and 10 minutes unless you’ve got an important or verified account in which case, they can be extended to 60 minutes. Nevertheless, the latter must be uploaded from a computer.
- Aspect ratio and size of the video: videos must be recorded vertically with a minimum aspect ratio of 4:5 and a maximum of 9:16. The maximum size of a 10-minute video is 650 MB whilst videos that last for one hour can have a size of up to 5.4 GB.
- Contents of the videos: the videos shared on this platform must strictly obey all Instagram and IGTV community rules. If a video is reported and the service verifies that that behavior rules of the platform haven’t been met, the video will be removed and the user account can even get suspended. These rules refer to aspects such as the intellectual property of the contents, contents that don’t comply with the behavioral rules (nudes, sex, unauthorized publication of photos of under-age children…), spam, breach of the laws in force (defense of terrorism, hate, organized crime, etc.), not being respectful to the rest of the user community, not contributing towards preserving a helpful atmosphere…