Instagram has become the place where pretty much all celebs are either sharing content, promoting brands, giving advice, posting racy pictures, or doing something scandalous. But between those ridiculous filters, those random filters, and those glimpses into their off time, the accounts are basically glorified stock photography. And that is where the Instagram Reels come in. These are the final posts that are sprinkled throughout any given feed. And in between, they all are super exciting videos. So, what are they exactly?
What Are Instagram Reels
Instagram Reels are short videos of between 90 seconds and 15 minutes in length, which you can easily post to your Instagram stories. You can easily upload them from within the Instagram mobile app. That means you don’t have to use a dedicated video editing program or make them yourself. All you must do is upload the file, select a template from a dropdown menu, and let the app take over. Once you have selected your template, the app will automatically generate a corresponding video. Instagram Reels have quickly become a social media favorite because they are relatively easy to make, and people love seeing them pop up in their streams. So, the next time you need to post something fast, there is no reason to let Instagram get in the way. All you need is a cell phone and a few minutes.
How to Make Instagram Reels
In order to create Instagram Reels, simply follow the steps below.
You can try making Reels by clicking on that option when you turn on the camera on Instagram. Just tap the screen, and you can choose a template, or the current video, that you want to use. On the left side, you will be able to see audio. There you can select a song or recorded sound that you like. Tap the record button. Now you can record your own voice, or a friend, or maybe one of the voices on a song that you like. Once you have finished recording, click on “save” and the video will automatically download and appear in your Instagram Story.
How to Schedule Instagram Reels
Setting up the video before you post it can be hard, and it is only a good idea to do it once. That way you do not have to search for the same one every time. However, you can just go into your Instagram account and click on the gear icon in the top right-hand corner. That will open a panel with many more options. There is the default option that will automatically upload the Reel, or you can click “edit”. You can choose a template from a dropdown menu. Once you select a template, Instagram will automatically generate a new video based on the template you selected.
You can also schedule Reels using your mobile app. Once you have completed the steps above, simply tap “upload to the story” and select the desired length and a suitable template. After that, you will be able to post a link to your Story to your Instagram account. And there you have it, just like that, Instagram Reels.
Why You Should Use Instagram Reels
In general, Instagram Reels allow users to share some videos on their stories without necessarily having to visit a specific destination or use an app to post the video on their feed. Of course, if your followers do not use Instagram, these videos will not be useful, so it is important to explain why they should follow you or your company. Also, the more you post, the more Instagram will reward you with exposure. So, if you post regularly, you should be able to make quite a bit of money from the Instagram community.
In the End
Since Instagram is also testing a new video feature, Instagram Reels make a lot more sense. You can create short videos and share them with your followers in an easy and fun way. That is something you will want to take advantage of if you are not sure how to use them.