How to Add Subtitles and Captions to IGTV Videos Easily


Instagram said the change came because of creator feedback. “We realize this is an evolution from where IGTV started — we believe it’s the right change for viewers and creators.” And then emerged the new feature back in 2018 – IGTV.

First things first, What is IGTV?

IGTV is both an Instagram feature and a standalone app. It’s specifically designed for watching long-form videos in the vertical mode on mobile screens.

When it comes to specifications, there are some significant differences between videos on Instagram and videos on IGTV that you might want to pay attention to.

  1. Aspect ratio is 9:16.

    That is, you might want to crop your videos to 1080 pixels wide and 1920 pixels high


  2.  Length of video

    The minimum length of an IGTV is 15 seconds. The maximum video length for smaller accounts is 10 minutes. This is a huge increase from 15 seconds that is available for IG Stories and even from 60 seconds for in-feed videos.

Typito is a great place to start when it comes to editing IGTV videos. With its easy drag and drop video editing experience, creating engaging videos with text is now easier than ever.

Let’s dive into the step by step tutorial that gives you an insight on how to edit and add subtitles to your IGTV video.

2_Lenghtof video

3_Adding logo


We can now move on to adding captions. By captioning your video content, you will experience 12% longer view times, your message will be retained better, and it can drive higher conversions.

Transcribing video to text manually can be time-consuming and painful. Not anymore. Using the Voice to Text feature, Typito lets you create captions automatically for your videos.

How to add subtitles or captions to your IGTV Video, step by step:


I can see how impressed you are. And that’s a job well done. Our video is ready. Give it a quick preview. If you like how everything looks, click export.

There you go – A stunning IGTV video to pick up your Insta game. Also, check out this video we created. 

Don’t forget to try out Typito’s caption feature the next time you need to edit awesome videos for Instagram.

Create IGTV Videos With Automatic Captions

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