Instagram Reels is the latest feature on Instagram. It’s a 15-second video clip maker, for your followers, or for everyone in the Explore tab. Instagram lets you edit the video with music, AR effects, drawings, texts, and stickers, and are weaved in together to tell a story.
Here is a summary about reels:
- They’re short-form video content in full 9:16 portrait mode.
- They can be from 3–15 seconds in length.
- They can be filmed directly within the Reels camera and/or uploaded from your camera roll on your mobile device.
- They can be filmed as one full take or a series of takes stitched together.
- They’re mobile-only. They can only be uploaded on mobile devices.
Now, you can make your own reels. It is very easy to make reels. Learn how to make reels by following 3 easy steps. We’ve made a step-by-step guide for you to make it reels easily. Follow these steps to make reels.
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Step 1: Select Your Music, Speed, and Filters
To create your first Instagram Reels, start by opening the Instagram Stories camera and selecting the Reel option.
Before you shoot your video, you should get acquainted with the tools that you can use for making your reels.
On the left side of your screen, you can see tool icons.
The first one is for deciding how long you want your video to play for. You can choose between 15 seconds to 30 seconds.
The second tool is for music. You can search for a song from the Instagram library, and add it to your reel. You can also use your original audio by simply recording a reel with it playing in the background.
Instagram also lets you decide which 15-30 seconds of the song you want your reel to play.
The next is the speed of your video. You can choose to speed up or slow down part of the video or audio you selected.
The next is for adding effects to your reels. Like with Instagram Stories, you can select one of the many effects in Instagram’s effects gallery, and record multiple clips with different effects.
The last one is your timer. The timer allows you to record any of your clips hands-free. Once you press record, you’ll see a 3-2-1 countdown, before recording begins for the amount of time you selected.
Step 2: Shoot Your Video
The next step is to record your Instagram Reels, which is almost exactly like how you would record a video for Instagram Stories. Press and hold the capture button. You’ll see a progress indicator at the top of the screen as you record.
Reels can be recorded in a series of clips (one at a time), all at once, or using video uploads from your gallery.
Once you’re done recording, you can add texts to your videos. You can also add other effects to your videos, like GIFs and stickers.
You can select at what points in your video you want your text to appear. If you want the text to appear at just the beginning of your reel, set the slider so that it only covers the first few seconds of the video
Once you’ve added everything to your reel, and are satisfied with the end result, tap the next button to share your Instagram reel.
When you share Instagram Reels, you can add a caption and hashtags, edit the video thumbnail (including adding a cover from your camera roll), tag your friends, and select where you want it to be shared.
If you have a public Instagram account, you can share your reel to a dedicated space in Explore, where it has the chance to be seen and engage with a larger audience.
On the other hand, if you have a private account, your reels will only be shared on your feed. People will not be able to use original audio from your reels and they won’t be shareable with users who don’t already follow you.
When someone views your Instagram Reels video, they’ll see your username, caption, hashtags, music, and effects (if you used one).