Five Ways to Make a Video Longer for Instagram & Other Social Media Platforms

Last Updated: May. 20, 2022
Summary
After reading this post, you will know four ways to make a video longer. You will no longer get the notification of “videos are too short to post”. Let’s get started.

Social media platforms have different video length requirements. For example, the Instagram story video has to be 3 - 15 seconds; the IGTV video has to be between 15 seconds and 10 minutes. For videos that are longer than the maximum length, the majority of social media platforms provide easy-to-use crop tools. As for videos that are too short, you need to extend the video length manually before posting.

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How to Make a Video Longer for Instagram and Other Social Media Platforms

There are four ways to make a video longer for Instagram or other social media platforms, pick the one fits you most.

> Add More Content

You can enrich your video with more materials. Don’t get me wrong, you don’t have to take a camera out to shoot more scenes. There is a media library from which you can get some excellent materials to add to your video.

Turn to one of the most powerful video editor, FlexClip, you have access to all free video, photo, and music materials to add it to your video.

How to Make a Video Longer - Add More Content

How to Make a Video Longer - Add More Content

> Replay the Video

Replaying can help you extend the video for a few times. Please note that looping fits these highlight video clips better.

To loop your video clip, you may enter the FlexClip's editor panel. Drag and drop your video clip to the timeline. Right click the clip and select Duplicate.

How to Make a Video Longer - Replay the Video

How to Make a Video Longer - Replay the Video

> Add an Intro or Outro

The intro and the outro are scenes before and after the video. You can see it on many YouTube videos.

Generally speaking, the intro is like a trailer, showing audiences what the video is about and the outro is the scene used to show the information about the video maker. They can extend the video for at least two seconds.

It is easy to create an intro or outro for any video then merge all video clips together.

Fantastic Bubble Flow Intro
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Fantastic Bubble Flow Intro
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Vlogger Youtube Outro
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Vlogger Youtube Outro
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> Boomerang the Video

Instagram developed Boomerang app to make a reversed version from an existing video clip. With it, you can manually append your clip to the reversed version. Check out on How to Create a Boomerang Video >

> Make a Video Slower

Normally, a one-second video consisted of 30 frames. If you make a video play slower, they will make a frame play twice or even more. Thus, the video is longer. Check out on how to make a video slower.

Slow Down a Video

Slow Down a Video

The Bottom Line

Now, you have learned how to make a video longer for Instagram, YouTube or other social media platforms. By the way, Don’t forget to give FlexClip a try! FlexClip’s powerful video editing tool and rich materials are waiting for you to try freely!

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