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How To Post HIGH Quality Videos On Instagram in 2022

There is a range of cases why video or photo's quality gets ruined after you already posted it to Instagram:

  • It can be caused by unstable camera
  • downfall of network settings
  • application that wasn't updated
  • your mobile data settings

Learn how to improve the quality of your videos or photos and keep your Stories sharp!

Uploading Instagram Video Post

Uploading Instagram Stories

Instagram compression is inconsistent. If you shoot an Instagram Story video by using your app, the dimensions will likely be 1080x1920 pixels, so you don't have to resize it. Instagram Stories quality drops automatically after posting.

  • The maximum File Size should be 50 MB Recommended image ratios 9:16
  • Data format is H.264H.265
  • Recommended dimension is 1080x19204k at 30 or 60fps

The original resolution of our camera is 2:3, which doesn't suit our Instagram settings. It makes our video blurry, because doesn't suit the resolution.

Crop it on your phone before uploading and see a great difference. resize it to 9x16

Despite this, filming the story via your phone camera will make quality better than filming it via the Instagram itself.

Scaling quality

Please, make sure you don't do this:

It is much more convenient to use Premiere Pro or After Effects to design your Story - try it and you'll see the difference. Especially, the difference in quality.


Frame size

  • 16:9 post: If you going to make 16:9 post then change the height to 360 pixels
  • 1:1 post: should be in the size 640×640 pixels
  • 4:5 post: we set the composition size to 640:800 pixels.These are the best dimensions settings - the video is meant for the Instagram, which is mobile app, so there're vertical videos used mostly
  • 9:16 post: Did you know that IGTV videos are now supported with much better quality than general video posts? 720 pixels video is supported to upload on IGTV. These dimensions look the most realistic. Also note that when IGTV or Instagram Live videos are displayed in the news feed, they're cropped to an aspect ratio of 4:5.
  • 1.91:1 post: There's a Landscape dimension available -1080x608px.

It's beautiful, not very usual, and the quality of it can be much higher than other options.

App Settings

Also, keep the app updated - old app almost always have bugs and export settings are among them. Trust us - it's works the same with editing software. 

Internet connection

This are the desperate measures, but if nothing will help you can always reset your network. It also helps in many cases: go to Settings>General>Reset >Reset Network Settings. On Android you need to go Settings>Backup and reset>Reset Network Settings.

Transferring the file between apps

Making a video in 4k and compressing it will help your video to remain in a good quality.

Also good to know

Sometimes it takes about 10 minutes for Instagram to upload the file - it may look very bad, but in 10 minutes after posting the video or photo will look much better, so you don't have to panic.

Hope this article was useful for you! It's not as hard as it may look, though it could have been easier. Just make sure you follow all these advises, and your post will be of the highest quality. Good luck, friend!

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