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    How to loop a video on Instagram

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    Alejandra Rangel
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    Preliminary information

    Before explaining to you how to loop a video on instagram, I have to give you some preliminary information about it.

    First of all, you should know that, in the past, videos posted on Instagram did not loop: when viewing a movie, its playback would automatically stop at its end. Following some updates, however, the social network has introduced the continuous autoplay feature for videos, so their playback will automatically loop by itself.

    This is a natively available feature, you don't need to do anything to activate it. However, it is good to specify that the continuous automatic playback of videos posted on Instagram is supported only with regard to the publication of these contents in the post And in the reels, not in the Stories.

    In fact, in case you were wondering how to put a video loop on instagram in stories, you must know that this is not possible, in the true sense of the term, since the playback of a video published in the stories does not go in loop. In this section of Instagram, however, it is possible to use an alternative solution, namely the function boomerang which, as I will explain in the chapter dedicated to the topic, is useful for creating short videos that loop for a certain number of times and then finish.

    Having made the necessary premises, in the following chapters of this guide I will explain in detail how to publish a video in loop in the post And in the reels of Instagram, so that you can take advantage of the native functionality of the social network that automatically plays videos indefinitely.

    How to put loops on Instagram

    As anticipated, to loop a video on Instagram it must be published in post or in the reels, as these sections of the social network automatically support continuous automatic playback of content. Alternatively, you can create a looping video in the stories, using the feature boomerang. You will find all the information on how to proceed in the next chapters.

    No post

    To loop a video on Instagram in post as mentioned, you only have to publish the video in this section of the well-known photographic social network.

    To do this, first launch the Instagram by pressing on its icon located on the home screen and / or in the drawer of your device, and log in to your account, if necessary. Once this is done, on the screen related to your profile, click on the button capacitor positive (+) lead and tap on the item Post, in order to open the editor related to the publication of the latter.

    Now locate, through the Gallery of your device, the video you want to publish, select it by tapping it and then press the button NEXT per due turn consecutive.

    At this point, write the caption accompanying the movie in the relevant text field and then tap the button Share, in order to publish it. Easy, right? In case of doubts or problems, refer to my guide in which I will explain in more detail how to post videos on Instagram.

    Neither reels

    You can post a looped video on Instagram also in the reels, a section of the social network that hosts videos whose maximum duration can be 30 seconds.

    To do this, start the photo social network app and, in the section related to yours Profile, fai tap sul pulsating capacitor positive (+) lead, then tap on the item Real.

    At this point, set the duration of the video (minimum 15 seconds and maximum 30 seconds) and upload the movie, selecting it from your device's Gallery and tapping on the item Add. Then if you want, choose a piece of music to use as a background, using the section with the icon music note.

    Once this is done, click on right arrow button, make any changes to the video and, finally, press the button Share, to publish it. To learn more about using this tool, refer to my guide where I tell you about how Instagram Reels works.

    In the stories

    Since, as anticipated, it is not possible to loop a video on Instagram in stories, I want to explain to you how to use an alternative functionality which, called Boomerang, allows you to create short videos that loop for a certain number of times (and then stop).

    To use it, after starting the Instagram app on your smartphone, press the button capacitor positive (+) lead located at the screen related to your profile and then presses on the item Story, to open the relevant editor.

    Now, tap on the item boomerang and record the video to post by pressing on pulsing tondo located in the center. Having done this, after possibly modifying the story just recorded, using the predefined tools of Instagram, for example stickers (the square smiley face) and the superimposed texts (the symbol Aa), press the button The tua storia to post the video.

    In case of doubts or problems, or for more information on how to make boomerang videos on instagram, refer to my guide dedicated more specifically to the topic.

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