How to create an IGTV series

If you thought you’d never be able to make your own TV series, think again.

Well, it’s IGTV. Which is kinda like TV, except it’s on Instagram, which, if you think about it, is basically tiny TV. Forget writing out a whole pilot and pitching it into the digital void hoping that by some semblance of a miracle it gets noticed by somebody important and they actually like it enough for a TV network to spend who-the-hell knows-how-much money to cast, produce, and broadcast it.

Yeah, forget all that. You can make your own series on IGTV. Here’s how.

1. Go to your Instagram profile page and tap the “+” button in the top right.

The add content button
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2. Select “IGTV Video.”

Select “IGTV” Video.
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3. Select a video from your library to upload.

4. Scroll across the bottom to pick a cover image, and tap “Next.”

Scroll to select your cover image.
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5. Title your video and add a description.

6. When you’re done, tap “Add to Series.”

From the video menu, tap “Add to Series”
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7. On the next screen, tap “Create Your First Series.”

Tap “Create Your First Series” at the bottom of the screen.
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8. Title your series and give it a description. Then tap “Create.”

Give your new IGTV series a snazzy title.
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9. Now, in your video menu, your series title and episode number should appear under the “Add to Series” option.

Your series title and episode number will appear under “Add to Series.”
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10. Tap “Post to IGTV” at the bottom.

Your new series will appear on your profile page between your “post” section and your “tagged post” section.

There ya go! You’re now the creator/writer/director of your own IGTV series, so…you’re a TV executive if my math adds up right. And as far as I’m concerned, it does. Don’t forget about the little people, Big Shot.

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