How to Trim Instagram Story Video with Simple Clicks in 2024

Instagram allows users to create stories continuously for up to 60 seconds. So, if you prepared a video longer than that, you need to trim it shorter before uploading it. In this article, we will show you how to trim Instagram story videos step by step. EaseUS RecExperts is a useful tool, download it now!

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Melissa Lee

Updated on Apr 19, 2024

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Instagram used to support Story videos for 15 seconds, but now it's 1 minute. Although the time length is extended, it is still too short for people who prepared a long video. Unfortunately, this can't be changed in a short time. Therefore, the best way is to cut or trim the video to make it a standard Instagram Story video.

In fact, Instagram offers users a trimmer to adjust the length of their videos and edit the length of Instagram story photos. However, the function is rather basic. Therefore, in this tutorial, we will recommend one of the best free screen recorders and some online tools that can trim videos. Now, let's dive in to see how to trim Instagram Story videos in easy steps.

Can You Trim Videos on Instagram Story?

Yes, you can trim a video for an Instagram Story. Just use Instagram's built-in trim tool to do it quickly. You can see a slider at the bottom of the screen when you select a video to add to your Story, which can be used to trim your video.

However, if you're trying to trim a video that you have uploaded to your Instagram profile, you may not see an option to trim it within the app itself. In other words, you can trim it within the app.

Trim Instagram Story Video on Computers

Whatever computer you use, a Windows PC or a Mac computer, you can trim your Instagram Story videos frame by frame with the software we give you in this part. This is known as a Mac and Windows screen recorder. However, not many people know that it can be used to play multimedia files and trim videos.

This program is called EaseUS RecExperts. Except for trimming a video, it is also a video player with a frame-by-frame feature. MP4, MOV, FLV, MKV, AVI, and GIF are all supported. Of course, as a screen recording tool, it can be used to record elements on your device. Check its main features below.

Main Features of EaseUS RecExperts:

Now you have known enough about EaseUS RecExperts, download it and follow the tutorial below.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts and click "Recordings" to open the built-in video editor.

Open EaseUS Media Player

Step 2. Click "Import" on the bottom right corner, then add your target video file from your local folder.

Import videos

Step 3. Click "Edit" > "Trim" to trim the video. Here you can even trim the video frame by frame. Finally, save the edited video.

Trim video files

🚩Check a fast video tutorial here:

How to Trim Video in Instagram Story

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Trim Instagram Story Video on Android

To trim a video for Instagram Story on Android, you can try the built-in feature called Gallery. This is the video editor that comes with your Android phone. Having this tool, you don't need to download any third-party apps on your phone, and you can trim the video with easy taps.

Except for trimming, this free video editing software with no watermark can do many more to your videos, like adding elements to the video. Now, we just focus on the trimming function. Check the steps below to trim videos in the Gallery.

Trim Instagram Story Video on Android

Step 1. Open Gallery on your Android and tap on the video that you want to trim.

Step 2. Tap the pencil icon in the bottom-left corner to continue.

Step 3. Move the sliders at the bottom of the screen to choose the footage you want. Other clips will be deleted.

Step 4. Tap "SAVE" at the top-right corner to save the trimmed video to your Gallery app.

Trim Instagram Story Video Online

If you are reluctant to download anything to your device, using an online tool to trim the video is a good choice. Animaker is a tool you can try. The tool works in your browser and lets you trim or cut a video to your desired length.

Moreover, it can help you make videos, edit a GIF or GIFs, as well as edit live videos, etc. After editing, it lets you download videos without watermarks. Now, let's see how you can trim a video for Instagram Story online with this video editor.

Trim Instagram Story Video Online

Step 1. Go to Animaker's website and click on the "Upload Video" button.

Step 2. Upload the video you wish to cut or trim, and click on the "Trim" icon to start trimming your video.

Step 3. Choose the beginning and end of your video using the handles on the left and right. Then, click on the green icon with a tick mark.

Step 4. Now click the download button in the top right corner of the app to start trimming. After that, save the trimmed video to your device.

How to Trim Instagram Story Video FAQs

Check the frequently asked questions we gathered for you below.

1. How do you trim videos on Instagram?

  1. 1. Tap the "+" button, select the video that you want to trim, and tap "Next" from the top-right corner.
  2. 2. Tap "Trim" from the bottom and drag the handles in the timeline to decide which parts to be saved. Then tap "Next".

Now, you can share the video with your fans.

2. How do you edit videos on Instagram stories?

Actually, Instagram doesn't really allow you to edit your Instagram Stories videos. The better way to do so is to download a third-party tool or go to an online tool that can trim videos. After that, you can save the trimmed video to your device and post it on Instagram.

3. Can you edit the duration of an Instagram story?

The answer is yes. Now, Instagram allows users to create stories for up to 60 seconds. If you want to make it longer, you may try stringing multiple clips together to make a longer video sequence.


In this tutorial, we give you some feasible tools to trim Instagram Story videos. Detailed tutorials are provided. All you need to do is choose a tool and follow the steps to trim your videos.

Among all the methods, we suggest you download and use EaseUS RecExperts because it can record the screen first and edit the video for Instagram Story afterward. Download it right now!

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