Introduction of monetization on IGTV can be a game changer. You would want to hop onto an early train and be prepared to reap the rewards. Read this article so you don’t miss out on anything.
Before we move on, we wanted to clarify one question.
What is IGTV?
It represents a vertical-oriented, long-form video channel available on Instagram and as a self-functioning app.
At first, IGTV was intended for the way you use your phone, with full screen and vertical videos. Each video can be an hour-long, unlike Instagram videos that are limited to one minute.
It didn’t have a very successful start. Series of unfortunate events followed its launch. People were saying that it flopped. But did it?
As soon as you open the app, the IGTV starts playing. You can watch the content of people you already follow without searching right away.
If you want to discover more, you can swipe up the switch between “For You,” “Following,” “Popular” and “Continue Watching.”
Of course, you can like, send comments and videos to your friends in Direct messages.
On your Instagram account, you can access IGTV by tapping on the search button. In the left upper corner, you will see the button.
Tap on it and you will be ready to explore.
It is a part of Instagram, therefore you don’t need to create separate account for it. All you need is an IG account and you are good to go.
To upload a video on IGTV follow these steps:
You can upload a video by opening IGTV in your Instagram account, as shown above, and tapping the + button. All other steps are the same as in the description above.
If you are unsure about the length of these videos or any other specs, this list will help you out.
Don’t forget: Cover photo cannot be edited once you upload it. Make sure it is perfect before you do so.
You can, in fact, download these videos. But make sure that you have permission to do so and tag content creators accordingly when you post the video to your profile. It is very important that you respect copyright laws.
If you are in violation of intellectual property rights you are making a criminal offense.
Simply google IGTV downloader and you will get few options to do so. We choose saveigtv.com.
Once you open the website you will see this.
The process is fairly simple.
Go to the IGTV video you want to download.
Copy the URL of the video and paste it to the search bar. Then you should press the Download IGTV Video button.
The video you choose will appear and then you can download it.
Press the three dots on the right side to download the video.
Now all your followers can watch the video you posted.
Yes. You can shoot a IGTV video with your DSLR camera. Keep reading to find out how.
Turn your camera horizontally when you are recording. You need to do this so that your video aspect ratio matches the aspect ratio supported by the IGTV platform.
Don’t forget that you should only shoot vertical videos since it only lets users upload videos in portrait format.
You will also need a video editing software to turn your raw footage into a final form that is ready for posting.
It is slightly easier to record an IGTV video with a smartphone than it is with a DSLR camera due to its restriction to only uploading vertically oriented videos.
Of course, you will need a smartphone that has relatively powerful camera that can capture videos in HD or Ultra HD quality.
We recommend using a tripod to ensure that the footage is not affected by camera shakes. You can use the camera app that comes with your phone or download an app that has professional camera features.
In order to get perfect sound quality without background noise we suggest using an external microphone.
The reason why is that built-in microphones on smartphones pick up background noises very often and the sound quality they capture is not the best.
You don’t have to record audio. You can simply add music to your video during post-production stage.
No. There is no way to know who watched your videos and no one will ever know that you watched theirs either. No app, or trick can get around this so be aware of scammers.
You can see the number of people that watched your videos but not who they are.
Like in any other social media, to use IGTV for business you will have to be strategic about what you are doing.
Pro tip: When you are uploading video add links in the description to drive traffic to your website.
When you are using IGTV for business focus on these 8 things:
When it rolled out it didn’t have monetization system. But from 2021 this has changed. Video creators will make money by playing short ads along with their content.
For this to happen they have to agree to follow the Partner Program Monetization Policies.
It is still in the testing phase. It has been rolled out to some content creators who are participating in initial testing of in-stream ads on their videos.
Depending on the result of these testing, other creators can look forward to his opportunity in coming months. But, as any social media update, it will take a lot of testing before it becomes truly widespread.
There are no rules yet who can become eligible for IGTV monetization.
The only thing we know is that in order to qualify you will have to abide by Partner Monetization Policies. We can only presume that they will be similar to Facebook’s policies, since Instagram is owned by Facebook.
We hope that in this article we have answered most of your questions about IGTV.
We believe that if the monetization process becomes successful this platform will gain in popularity. So don’t be a day late, to not be a dollar short.
If you have any more questions, feel free to write in the comments and we will do our best to answer them.