How to Speed up a Video on Instagram?

how to speed up a video on instagram

If you want to make great Instagram reels and/or IGTV videos, it’s helpful to know how to change their speed. Here is a guide on how to speed up a video on Instagram on mobile devices, computers, and online.

How to Speed up Video for Instagram on iPhone

The easiest way to speed up video for Instagram on iPhone is to use the Hyperlapse app.

Just open the app and tap the button on the screen to start or stop recording. 

When you’ve stopped recording, the screen will show you a choice of playback speeds. You can choose between 1x (real-time) and 12x. Once you’ve found a speed you’re happy with, click the green checkmark to save it.

You’ll get the option to share the video to Instagram (or Facebook), but your recording will be saved to your camera roll either way. That way, you can share it when you want to.

How to Speed up Video for Instagram on Android

To speed up video for Instagram on Android, use the Slow-Mo Fast-Mo app

When you open your video, first double-click on the video timeline. If you only want to speed up part of the video, drag along the timeline to select the relevant portion. 

Once the time is selected, the speed selector will appear on the screen. Choose the speed you want. If you’re not sure, use the preview function to see what your chosen speed looks like.

You can apply different speeds to different portions of the video (slow them down and speed them up). Once you’re happy, save your video, which you can then upload to Instagram.

How to Speed up Video for Instagram on Computer Desktop

The easiest way to speed up Instagram video on a Mac is to use iMovie. First, open your video in your iMovie timeline. Then, click on the speed button, and a new menu will appear.  

There will be a drop-down menu on the left, choose Fast. This will bring up a choice of replay speeds. Currently, these go from 2x to 20x. Choose the one you want. When you are ready, save your video and upload it to Instagram.

And how to speed up video on Instagram on a PC? Easily, by using Windows Movie Maker. First, open the video you want to speed up. Next, click the Video Tools: Edit tab on the menu bar. Finally, click on speed and choose the speed you want. 

Remember to choose a speed above one. Speeds below will slow down a video. If you want to apply different speeds to different parts of a video, you need to split the videos into clips, adjust the speeds and then reassemble them. When you’re done, save your video and upload it to Instagram.

How to Speed up Video for Instagram Online

The simplest way to speed up video for Instagram online is to go to flexclip.com. Just upload your video (use the Local Files option). Then add it to the storyboard (with the + button). Hover over the speed option and choose the speed you want. You need to select a number above one to speed up a video. 

IG Stories have over half a billion daily users worldwide, so naturally, you’ll want to up your game.  For example, if you want to apply different speeds to different parts of a video, you need to split the videos into clips, adjust the speeds and then put them all together into a single video. When you’re finished with that, you can export the video back to your device and upload it to Instagram.

P.S. Visit our guide on how to make money on Instagram, and to learn more tips to improve Instagram engagement.

Bottom Line

No matter what device or operating system you use, you can easily learn how to speed up a video on Instagram. It’s worth remembering to do so, especially if you want to make Instagram reels.  

Instagram only plays a tiny portion of a reel in the main feed. There are a billion monthly active IG users globally, so if you want a viewer to keep watching, you have to convince them that it’s worth clicking the button to continue. Speeding up a video certainly can help keep viewers engaged with your content.

FAQs:

1. How to fast forward video on Instagram?

You can’t fast-forward reels or stories (but you can skip them). However, you can fast-forward IGTV videos. Just open an IGTV video to the full-screen view and do a single tap on the middle of the right side of your screen.

2. How to do a timelapse on Instagram?

The steps for doing a timelapse on Instagram are the same as the steps for how to speed up a video on Instagram.

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