Biz Bomb – The Best Way to Upload IGTV Videos
Welcome to your Biz Bomb episode of the 360 Health Biz podcast where we provide a quick tip to blow your mind and help your business. And today’s Biz Bomb is about IGTV and a juice upload tip.
We love IGTV because you can record it with your phone and it's very low maintenance. Plus IGTV videos get more engagement and more reach than other types of content that posted on Instagram. But sometimes it can be a pain in the butt to upload and we’ve heard from a few people that they have this trouble too.
Like any great IT agent would suggest, close your programs and restart. That’s right, if you’re having troubles uploading your IGTV video (like if it’s taking FOREVER to upload or it stops uploading and says failed uploaded) then what you want to do is restart your phone and make sure that all your other apps are closed down.
When you are uploading a video from your phone, it uses a lot of power and can send your phone into overload (think of it like burn out when you’re stressed) so the thing to do is shut it down and restart. 9 times out of 10 this will work and you’ll be able to upload your video with ease after you restart.
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Hello there. Welcome to your Biz Bomb episode of the 360 Health Biz podcast. I am your host, Kendra Perry. Today, I'm going to give you a really quick tip about IGTV.
If you guys don't know what IGTV is, IGTV is basically Instagram's sister app. Not sure what you would call it, but it's basically an app that is both separate to Instagram and integrated in Instagram all at once. But basically, IGTV allows you to record up to 10 minute vertical videos, so video shot with your phone, and then you can actually add a preview into your Instagram feed, and also link to it from your Instagram stories, even if you don't have 10K followers and don't have the swipe up feature.
Right now, Instagram really wants IGTV to succeed. For that reason, they are actually giving a lot of engagement to people who utilize IGTV.
Now, I love IGTV because I can record it with my phone, it's very low maintenance. Anything minimal, anything easy that has good bang for its buck, I'm a big fan of. Right now, my IGTV videos get more engagement and more reach than other types of content that I post on Instagram.
But what you may have noticed, and I definitely came across this quite a few times and I've had a few people message me about this, is that you guys are having issues uploading your IGTV. Okay? I was having this issue over and over and over again. Basically, what you might experience is that you upload your video to IGTV and it gets to maybe like 50 or 60% and then it stops and nothing happens. Or you might get an upload error where it says it failed to upload. That might be really frustrating because you're like, "Man, I just made this fucking video and I really want to share it, but I don't know how to get it onto this app."
I get it, that's frustrating. This happened to me over and over for a year. Finally, I asked my partner, Ryan, my boyfriend, because he is a photographer, a filmmaker, so he knows a lot about video. He was like, "Kendra, delete your apps, close down all your apps, restart, try again." This is actually what fixed the problem.
Basically, if you are getting that upload error, what you want to do is you want to just restart your phone and make sure that all your other apps are closed down. Because anytime you're uploading video, it takes a lot of, I don't know if the right term is bandwidth, or power, or let's just call it juice. If there are other apps that are sort of distracting it or taking up power or speed, then that might actually interfere with your IGTV actually uploading.
It's actually amazing. I think something I have learned in tech that usually if something's not working, the solution is often just to restart. If something is fucking up on your computer, if something is messing up on your phone and you're like, "Can't figure it out," just try restarting. Because honestly, 9 times out of 10, that's usually what fixes the problem. This is also true for IGTV. I find you just need to restart your phone, make sure no other apps are open, and upload. That fixes the problem.
It's funny because I have access to this information because my partner is a filmmaker, photographer. I never asked him because I'm a dumb dumb. It's like I've been struggling with this for like the past year, where my videos are taking like two days to upload and I'm like, "Man, I just can't plan this. I want to share this content. This goes along with my launch, but I can't get these videos onto IGTV." Honestly, that simple little tip fixed all my issues.
So if you guys are having this issue with IGTV, just make sure to restart, make sure all your apps are closed down, and reupload. I almost guarantee that you will not get that upload error or that extraordinarily long upload time.
Okay, guys. I hope this was helpful. If you are hanging out on IGTV with me right now, because we actually post these episodes into our IGTV channel on video. So if you want to connect with me, or ask me questions, or let me know if this problem or this tip actually helped solve your problem, make sure to head to our account at 360healthbizpodcast.com, and go over to our IGTV channel and leave a comment.
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All right, guys. We will come back to you in one week from now with another full episode of the 360 Health Biz Podcast. I will talk to you then.