How to add your Instagram to TikTok

TikTok lets you record and edit short videos with your smartphone and add your favorite tunes to complete the experience. The app has nearly a billion users with 70 million daily users. It’s the perfect companion app for creating Instagram stories that stand out from the crowd.

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If you use TikTok and Instagram, you can make sharing easier by connecting the two platforms. After connecting Instagram to TikTok, you can launch the app and share your video directly to your Insta account without having to save and upload the material separately. This means you’ll be able to create unique videos in minutes and share them directly to your Instagram account at the touch of a button. Your online friends will envy your short videos and wonder how you made them.

If that sounds tempting, keep reading to find out how to connect the two apps on your device.

Adding an Instagram account to TikTok

Before you begin, you’ll need to download TikTok to your smartphone if you don’t already have it. Create an account and you are ready to add Instagram to TikTok.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

  1. Open TikTok and tap the profile icon in the bottom right corner.
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  2. Click on Edit profile knob.
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  3. Choose Add Instagram.
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  4. Log in to your Instagram using the window that appeared.
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  5. Choose Allow after the challenge. This will allow Instagram to access your TikTok account.
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Your Instagram account is now linked to your TikTok. Now you can share your videos directly on Instagram without having to switch between apps, save and upload each video separately.

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Disconnecting Instagram from TikTok

If you ever wanted to disconnect TikTok from your Instagram profile, just repeat the first two steps. You can then follow these instructions:

  1. Click on Instagram.
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  2. Confirm that you want to disconnect your Instagram account by tapping Confirm.
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What about the YouTube and TikTok connection?

Linking your YouTube and TikTok accounts is also possible. The procedure is the same as for Instagram, but instead of tapping on Instagram in the third step, tap on YouTube. Follow the steps below as in the Instagram example and your YouTube account will now be linked to your TikTok.

Sharing videos on YouTube is much easier because you don’t have to resize or crop them.

How to upload TikTok videos to Instagram

After linking your TikTok and Instagram accounts, you can easily share your videos. Some users prefer to share all their videos on both platforms because it increases their analytics, while others want to share with their friends who only use one of the social media sites.

Here’s how to easily share a TikTok video on Instagram:

  1. Open TikTok and visit your profile. Then tap on the video you want to share.
  2. Tap the three horizontal dots in the lower right corner.
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  3. Tap the Instagram icon.
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  4. If you’re using Android, you’ll need to choose one of the three Instagram options.
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  5. If you want, tap on the option to crop the video. Then tap on the check mark in the upper right corner.
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  6. Make any edits you want to see and tap the check mark in the top right corner again.
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  7. Adjust your privacy settings, add a caption and hashtags, then tap the check mark in the top right corner to publish your video.
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What to do if you can’t share a video

The biggest problem people have when trying to upload a TikTok video to Instagram is the aspect ratio. TikTok videos are vertical and have a 9:16 aspect ratio. Instagram has a maximum aspect ratio of 4:5. Which means you’ll need to crop and edit each video before posting it to Instagram.

Here’s what to do if you’re using a PC or Mac:

  1. First, edit the video in TikTok and save it to your device.
  2. Then open Kapwing Resize Video in your browser. It’s an online tool, so you don’t need to download or install.
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  3. Upload your video and select Instagram as the platform you want to publish it on. The tool will resize your video to fit the recommended web dimensions.
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  4. Click on Export button to start resizing. The process takes seconds and is done in the cloud, so your device won’t crash or freeze.
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  5. When everything is done, download your video in MP4 format and publish it on Instagram.
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If you need to resize a video on a mobile device, Google Photos is the easiest solution. What to do:

  1. Open the Google Photos app and find your video. Then tap on Edit icon at the bottom.
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  2. Tap Cropping.
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  3. Click on Aspect ratio icon.
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  4. Now tap on the aspect ratio that suits your needs.
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As mentioned earlier, Google Photos is one of the easier options for resizing your videos. The app is available for iOS users on the App Store and comes pre-installed on most Android devices.

Frequently Asked Questions

TikTok is great. It’s even more fun when you can share your best content with other platforms. If you have more questions, keep reading.

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Can I share my TikTok videos on other platforms?

Yes. Select the video you want to share and click the “Share” icon (it looks like an arrow bending to the right). Here you can choose to share the video in a message, Facebook Messenger, Facebook and more.

It only gives me the option to add YouTube!

Without having to deal with the logistics and root causes of why you don’t see Instagram as a link option, simply delete and reinstall the app to make the option appear. Before you do this, make sure you can sign in again and all drafts are saved to your phone so you don’t lose them.

Can I just add the link in my bio?

Some users may prefer to add a link to their TikTok bio so others can quickly visit their website or social media pages. You can add a link, but it won’t be a hyperlink, so anyone who wants to follow it will have to copy and paste it.

Make your videos memorable

Creating an interesting short video on TikTok takes a little more than just adding filters and effects. If you want your video to go viral, you’ll need to come up with something special.

Think about what you want to achieve and experiment with the tools provided until you figure out how everything works. It will probably take you dozens of posts before anyone pays attention to your content. Don’t slack off; you will eventually get your five minutes of Instagram fame.

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