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Instagram recently launched its new video service, Instagram Reels in response to the IG community’s request to be able to make and watch short-form, edited videos. This is a seriously cool addition to uploading videos on Instagram and gives you the ability to create and discover short form, edited videos with audio and music.
I’m an avid user of Instagram with 22,000 followers (@angelabuntcreative) so these new video features are a welcome addition to Stories, Live and IGTV all of which I use on a regular basis.
Reels gives you access to a range of new video features including editing tools, timer, speed controls, AR effects, countdown and a new align tool. You can create a Reels video using multiple clips and then add original audio or music from their massive library.
Reels will make it easier for your content to reach new audiences and even be discovered on a global stage. Have you noticed that your Instagram Explore page now has a whole new look which puts Reels front and centre? This creates a new space where public accounts can share, watch and discover Reels. There will be a dedicated tab for Reels on users’ profiles and it can also be shared in Feed, through Stories, Close Friends or just with friends over DMs.
You can rest assured that Instagram has built security and privacy into Reels and you are protected from inappropriate comments the way you are on other Instagram features.
I’m loving using Reels. Have you tried it yet?