Video Editing

How to rotate videos for Instagram

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What do you do when your video has been recorded upside down? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Before you go to re-record the entire thing, there are tools available to rotate videos for Instagram on your computer before uploading them.

As Instagram does not have the option to rotate video files within the app, flicking the file over to desktop first allows you to then easily edit your video using the Clipchamp video editor. It’s free to use and the free option includes access to all editing features including Rotate.

Please note: the method shown below is using the editing tools of our converter & compressor product. For more extensive video editing options including rotating and flipping videos, our new Create editor can help!

Rotate videos for Instagram with Clipchamp

Here is an easy 4 step process on how you can correct videos to use them on Instagram.

Step 1: Log in, then select the video you wish to rotate

Make sure that the video is available on your computer, log into Clipchamp, then drag and drop the file into the “Convert my video” box in the dashboard.

Step 2: Click Edit Video

By clicking on Edit Video you will be able to access a range of editing tools such as trim, crop, rotate, flip and adjust. No technical editing skills required!

Step 3: Rotate your video

Click on Rotate to turn your video clockwise or counter-clockwise. You can also trim your video down to 60 seconds to fit within Instagram’s video length constraints. You might want to crop your video here too to fit within Instagram’s square ratio of 1:1.

Within this step you can choose to compress and convert your video, but we recommend to leave the default settings in place.

Step 4: Click Start

Once your video has finished processing, you can save it, copy it back to your mobile and then post your edited video to Instagram!

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Clipchamp is the world’s first browser based video compression and conversion tool. While our primary goal is to quickly make video files smaller for easier sharing, we also offer a range of simple video editing tools to help you make your videos look professional, without needing any technical expertise or existing video editing skill! Head over to to rotate videos for Instagram today!

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