Instagram TV or IGTV how to perform common tasks 2


IGTV or Instagram TV is fresh out the box and many users are baffled by how to do some common tasks. so let me show you how to perform some common tasks on IGTV for stuff that’s not very intuitive that you might have missed. So these are problems and solutions on how to fix them, as the app grows and new features come about some things might be improved in an effort to make sure that users find it as easy as possible to use the app. So follow me in this article on: IGTV how to perform common tasks.

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IGTV how to perform common tasks and Fix issues

1.See more Videos for a User you are watching

Took some time to find this one out as you might try swiping to the left or to the right but all that does is load a new video from another user. So if you want to see more videos from a user or all the videos on their channel simply click the user name or channel name in the upper left of the screen.If its not shown while the video is playing click the screen once.

You can see a slide shown at the bottom of the screen with all that users content that’s on their IGTV channel.

IGTV how to perform common tasks

2.Exit IGTV and return to Instagram

If you have been hitting back until you were out of the app you are doing it wrong.To exit simply swipe down from the top of the screen and the app will exit back to Instagram instantly from wherever you are.

3.Get the dedicated App!

You might have seen the feature as a clickable icon within Instagram for IGTV, but did you know it has it own standalone app which is separate from the integrated version that within Instagram. You can download the app right here.  It makes it super convenient if you want to go directly to IGTV without gong through Instagram.

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4.Video are always Playing (How to stop them)

I really don’t know why they decided to go about it this way as videos that are always playing is a great way to eat through your data so to stop this simply pause the video that’s playing and don’t click on anything new until you are sure you want to watch it.Doing this will prevent videos from constantly playing in the background.

5.Video Fails to upload or stops while uploading

This is bound to happen to you. If you are trying to upload a video and it stops at a percentage and is not moving then what you can do its first give it some time. If that fails then you really need to step thing up and you can close the app. If you are given the option you can retry the upload at least once or twice. It eventually should upload. If you have tried enough times and decide to abandon the upload and want to cancel it as quickly as possible I find that closing the app and rebooting the phone will bring you the option to cancel or retry after launch the app once you reboot.

Final Thoughts

So there you go those are five (5) solid tips that you can use on IGTV to better use the app. If you have additional tips then use the comments below and share. Please also share this post on social media with a friend and do check out even more of our content here on the website.


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2 thoughts on “Instagram TV or IGTV how to perform common tasks

  • Deneen Blake

    Tip 2 doesn’t work for me. When I swipe down (iPhone 6s), I see my notifications, but every time I go back to IG, it has the screen trying to get me to watch a video.

    • Ricardo Gardener Post author

      Well it works on Galaxy S8 that way, might be a bit different for you. Do you have a option to go back that may help.You can also pause the video to stop them constantly playing but don’t click on a new one until you want it to play.