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How to Post Twitter Video on Instagram

Shanoon Cox
Shanoon Cox
Originally published Mar 01, 22, updated Jun 12, 24
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Each social media platform has its own flavor, and cross-posting has become exceptionally important, especially for bloggers and online businesses, to keep their audiences engaged.

Each platform also has its own audience, and you might have different people following you on each social media handle. However, even if each platform has its own vibe, it’s also true that content going viral on one platform will most likely be adored on the other platform as well.

This article will teach you how to share a Twitter video on Instagram and Instagram story. You can post on Twitter and Facebook together with one click and save a lot of time.

Importance of Posting Across Multiple Platforms

If you are new to social media or simply new to blogging, then this article will guide you on how to post your content on Twitter and Instagram simultaneously. Even while scrolling, if you come across an exciting video that you would like to post on your Instagram you can easily do that using one of the methods below. But, why would one want to post the same post on Twitter and then on Instagram?

Reach a Wider Audience

Your friends on multiple platforms might not be the same, with each social media having its own style. Posting a video from Twitter to Instagram might reach an entirely different audience than Twitter with the varying algorithms. This will help reach a larger audience, and people can enjoy your content on any social media app.

Social Media Strategy

Cross-posting is a very effective social media strategy that allows you to streamline your content and repurpose your content across all platforms. This will increase brand awareness and ensure people view your content and don’t miss out on it.

Keeps Social Media Up to Date

Cross posting also helps in keeping all social media up to date. Anyone looking through your social media can see all the work you have done to date.

Share Twitter Video on Instagram Story

Instagram is a relatively more visual platform compared to Twitter, with an array of pictures and videos everywhere. This makes Instagram also more photo and video-friendly.

Now that you are familiar with all the benefits of cross-posting Twitter videos to Instagram, you can learn how to do that in quick and easy steps.

Instagram stories are also a very interactive feature that allow you to post content that will stay on your profile for just 24 hours and then get deleted automatically. You can post your Twitter video on Instagram stories if you don’t want to post the video permanently on your profile. Here is how you can post Twitter videos on Instagram stories:

1. Share Twitter Videos on Instagram Story Chrome

While you always have the option of posting the Twitter video link on your Instagram story, this is not the same as posting as video. The link will lead them back to Twitter to watch the video, and people rarely open links to watch something. This means that you might have to post the actual video on your stories, and here is how you can do that.

If you are using chrome and your PC to access Twitter and Instagram, then open your browser.

    • Open Twitter and login with your credentials.
    • Locate the video from your Newsfeed. If you have retweeted the video, then you can find it under the media tab of your Profile.

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    • Once you locate the video, right-click on the video, and from the menu, select “Copy Video Address”. This will copy the video URL to the PC’s clipboard.
    • You need to download the video with a video downloading website like Twitter Video Downloader.
    • Open Twitter video Downloader in a New Tab.
    • Now, paste the copied video URL into the URL box on the top of the screen.

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    • Then click Download. This will allow the website to locate the video and convert it.
    • You can set your output format to mp4 and click on Download to download the video to your device.
    • Once you have downloaded the video, the next step is uploading it. Log into your Instagram in another tab.
    • Now to view your Instagram in mobile mode from your PC, click on the three dots just under the close button for chrome. This will open the view menu.
    • From the view menu, select More Tools and then click on Developer tools. You can also use the shortcut: Crtl+ Shift + Jfor Windows and Command+ Options+J for Mac.
    • Once the Developer Tools window opens, you will see two little icons on the top right. One of these features a small mobile symbol, and the other is designed like a tablet. As you hover the cursor over it, it will read the Toggle device bar. Click on it.

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  • Once you click on it, you will see that now your browser looks like a mobile screen. Now click on the little icon at the bottom of the screen in a little “+” sign beside the magnifying glass icon. This icon will allow you to create a new post or story.
  • Tap on the “Story” option from the bottom of the screen to create a new Instagram story.
  • Now select the video you want to post. You can add captions, stickers, or emojis to add some glamor.
  • Lastly, click on Your Story from the bottom of the screen to post it to your Instagram Story.

And you are done! You have posted your Twitter Video on your Instagram story.

2. Post Twitter Videos on Instagram Story Android

Posting a Twitter video on your Instagram Story is pretty easy with Twitter Video Downloader. The app allows you to download Twitter videos into your phone so you can easily post them on other social media apps like Instagram. So, let us begin:

    • Download Twitter Video Downloader on your phone from Playstore.
    • Once installed, open your Twitter app and find the video you want to download.
    • When you have located the video, the next step is finding the video and copying its link.
    • Click on the little share icon under the video at the bottom of the tweet. Then tap on Copy Link Address. You may also long-press on the video and then tap on Copy Video Address.

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  • Now open the Twitter Video Downloader app and paste the link.
  • The downloader will find the video and you can choose the quality you want to download it in.
  • And in a few minutes the video will start downloading on your phone.
  • Once the video is downloaded, open your Instagram app.
  • Go on create a post and tap on story to create a new Instagram story.
  • Choose the video from the media files and tap on Add to story to post it on Instagram story.

3. Share Twitter Videos on Instagram Story IOS

A great way to post a Twitter Video on Instagram on iOS is using the Shortcuts app. The shortcuts app allows you to create shortcuts for different tasks. The iOS will perform those series of tasks as soon as it is commanded rather than you going through the whole process again and again.

    • To post a Twitter video on Instagram story, first make sure you have the shortcuts app installed on your phone.
    • If not, you can install the app from the Apple store.

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    • Now open your phone’s browser and open
    • Tap on the Get Shortcut option. You may tap on the links at the top of the page for a different choice.
    • You will now get redirected to the Shortcuts app. From there, you can add the TVDL link shortcut.

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    • In the description, the app will show “ Add untrusted Shortcut” Tap on that.
    • In case the app shows an error message, go to Settings, then Shortcuts and then toggle the Allow Untrusted Shortcuts option.
    • Now Open Twitter and locate the video you want to share.
    • Click on the share icon under the tweet shaped like a bit of arrow facing the top.
    • From the options, select “Share Tweet Via….”

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    • Then select the TVDL shortcut. In a few moments, the video will start downloading.
    • If you are doing this for the first time, you may need to grant access to third-party API, your Photos app, and your Twitter account so you can save the downloaded videos. You can then select the download quality, and then the video will start downloading.

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  • Once done, the video will be saved in the Photos app.
  • You can then open your Instagram profile and tap on the “+” sign at the bottom of the screen to create a new post on Instagram.
  • Tap on the story at the bottom right corner to post a new story.
  • Now select the video you want to post and tap on Add to Story.

Now the video has been added to your Instagram story.

Editing Twitter Video with iMyFone Filme and Posting on Instagram

As mentioned before, Instagram is a visual that is all about aesthetics and beauty. Sometimes adding a simple Twitter video may not of sufficient to get everyone’s attention. You can enhance your video using IMyFone Filme app.

    • The Filme app is perfect for Instagram, TikTok and Twitter as it allows you to enhance the quality of your video with few simple edits. Here is how you can edit your videos using Filme:
    • Before starting make sure you iMyFone Filme app in your PC. You can download it from its website as well.
    • Now lauch the app and import the video you have downloaded by going to File then selecting Import Media.

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    • From the media library, drag and drop the video to the timeline to start editing it.
    • Now click on the video on timeline and use multiple tools available to trim, crop or split the video.

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    • From the top left, you can use tools to add text, stickers, or filters from the top left.
    • Now click on the Export button above the timeline to export your video in your desired format and location.

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Now you can post your edited video to your Instagram story.

Share Tweets on Instagram Story

While scrolling through your Twitter, if you come across exciting tweets, you can share them on your Instagram story easily. Follow the steps below to learn how to share a Tweet on the Instagram story via Chrome, Android, and iOS.

1. Share Tweets on Instagram Story from Chrome

If you are using your PC for scrolling through Twitter and keeping up to date with the world, then you can use the method below:

    • Launch your browser and open Twitter in the tab.
    • Log in by typing in your credentials.
    • Now, locate the Tweet you want to share to your Instagram story.
    • You can take the screenshot of the tweet on your PC using Alt + PrtScr on Windows and Command Shift-5 on Mac.
    • The screenshot will save on your PC in the pictures folder.
    • You can crop or edit it using microsoft paint.
    • Now, open instagram in another tab of your browser.
    • You can toggle the the view to view as mobile device by going on the top three dots on the right on the chrome browser. Then click on more tools and select Developer Tools.
    • There on the top right corner, select the icon with a small phone and your screen will look like as viewed from the phone.
  • Next, you can click on the little “+” sign at the bottom of your Instagram screen to add a new post.
  • Click on story to add an Instagram story.
  • Select the video you want to share. You can edit the story by adding some stickers or text.
  • Lastly click on add to story to add it to your story.

And the video will be added to your story.

2. Post Tweets on Instagram Story from Android

If you are an android user and want to share some funny tweets to your Instagram story, then follow the steps below:

  • Make sure you have installed Twitter and Instagram for Android on your phone.
  • Now log in to your Instagram account and Twitter account.
  • Locate the Tweet you want to share from your Twitter account.
  • At the bottom of the tweet, you will find a little arrow facing upwards. It is the share icon. Tap on the icon to share the Tweet.
  • This will display multiple apps you want to share the Tweets on. Tap on the Instagram story from the options.
  • You will now be redirected to the Instagram new post screen. You can resize your tweet, move it around, or add text or stickers.
  • Once you are done, you can share it on your story by tapping on Add to Story from the bottom left corner.

The tweet will now be added to your story, and you can view it by tapping on the colorful ring surrounding your profile picture.

3. Share Tweets on Instagram Story from IOS

Sharing Tweets to Instagram Story is extremely easy with an iPhone. Just follow the steps below, and you will be done in no time:

  • Open your Twitter app and Make sure you are logged into the Instagram account you want to share the Tweet on.
  • Now, locate the Tweet on Twitter. If you have retweeted the message, then it can easily be found on your Twitter profile.
  • Click on the little arrow pointing upwards on the Tweet.
  • As soon as you tap it, it will show sharing options. Select Instagram from the options.
  • Now, you will be redirected to the Instagram new post screen. You can resize your tweet or move it around. You can also add some stickers to the story if you like.
  • Lastly, click on Add to story to post it as your story. You can even send it to groups or chats.

This will post the tweet on your Instagram story.


Cross-posting Tweets and Videos from Twitter to Instagram stories can be very useful in terms of improving reach and understanding the type of content your audience likes. You can easily post content across Twitter and Instagram using the methods above.

All the methods are discussed in detail and cater for each type of device. With the video editing app Filme you can also edit your videos before posting them to improve their quality and aesthetics.