How To Use Reels Instagram

Introduction About Reels On Insta

Instagram has floated its short video feature called Reels in India. The new elements let users create videos on the app, add creative filters and music and share it beyond their regular followers, said Vishal Shah, VP of Product, Facebook. Instagram Reels are similar to the Chinese app Tik-Tok and allow users to create 15 seconds videos with challenges, trendy songs, or trends.

The new feature lets users shoot video, music, and add filters from Instagram’s catalog and share it beyond the platform. Users will be capable of sharing Reels in Explore and also on Feed with followers. There will be no monetization channel for now.

Reels Instagram in India

India is the 4th country, after Brazil, Germany, and France, where this new Instagram video format is being tested. The feature will start rolling out for users in India starting on 8th July 2020 at 7:30 PM IST.

For Reels, Instagram has partnered with great music labels to provide a massive collection of songs to users to create exciting Reels and share with everyone.

Instagram Reels: How to get started

Reels option is added to the Instagram camera like to Boomerang, among others.

To start, users will first need to open the Insta camera and, after that, select Reels to start creating 15 seconds video. Like Tik-Tok and other apps, Reels provide options like audio from the Instagram Music library, effects, timer, and speed.

Later recording a Reel, users can easily choose the audience they wish to share their Reel. Unlike regular Instagram Stories, Reels can be shared in the Explore section and viewed by everyone on the platform.

Reels also provide different AR effects to help users add a unique touch to their videos. If you want to add AR effects, you can open the Reels camera, click on effects and AR effects.

Multiple 15 seconds Reels can also be recorded at once and add various effects to each clip. Reels can also be reviewed, re-recorded, and deleted if required.

Like Tik-Tok, Instagram Reels come with a ‘Use Audio’ option which will let others use your original audio to create their Reels.

How to create Instagram Reels

  • Select Reels at the bottom of the Instagram camera.
  • Click on the Audio option and search for a song from the Instagram music library for your Reel.
  • You can also use your original audio by simply recording a Reel with it, just like TikTok.
  • You can add AR Effect to make your Reel more exciting and unique from others and set the timer to record your hands-free clips.
  • There’s also an option where users can speed up or slow down part of the video or audio.

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