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All About Instagram Reels

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February 21, 2022

All About Instagram Reels

Feb 21, 2022
Akriti Raturi

Akriti is an UGC Net Qualified Assistant Professor. She is an alumni of Miranda House, University of Delhi, and has a passion for teaching.


Instagram reels are undoubtedly the most interesting and trending things to watch on social media these days. From celebrities to influencers, and social media manics are rocking the world of Instagram with their powerful and engaging videos. This trend has made Instagram the fourth most popular social network, with 1.386 billion potential ad reach. Instagram users spend an average of 29 minutes each day on the platform, which speaks volumes about the growing popularity of the platform. Let's take a look at how and why instagram reels have become so popular.

Instagram Reels are short videos wherein users can create and edit music-based video and photo clips, then share them on Instagram's Feed, Stories, and Reels explore page. Previously, Instagram users could only upload videos that were 15 seconds or 30 seconds long; however, beginning July 2021, users can upload videos that are 60 seconds long.

Instagram Reels has a huge music library, which includes many current top singles from well-known musicians. Users can select catchy numbers from the immense availability of songs thus this has also become one of the reasons for its growing popularity.

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When did Instagram Reels start?

Instagram reels was first released in Brazil on November 12th, 2019. On June 24, 2020, it was introduced in France and Germany. On July 6, 2020, Instagram reels was launched in India, making it the fourth country to have the application.

TikTok has been a huge hit in the first half of 2020, in India. With the outbreak of coronavirus, tensions between China and India increased and as a result, the Indian government banned Tiktok. Instagram launched Reels in India to compensate for the loss, which actually was a very smart move.

Later in August, Instagram introduced Reels  for iOS and Android in over 50 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia.

How to Make Reels on Instagram?

1. Formulate a Concept

Analyzing the most appropriate concept for your company or brand is one of the foremost steps for creating a reel. Also one  must focus on the form of information that will attract your target audience. After that, spend some time looking through the application to see what pictures, content, trends, and styles you can use as inspiration.

2. Creating an Instagram Reel

There are three ways to build and access Instagram Reels: 

  • The Reels tab
  • Your Instagram home screen
  • The Instagram Stories camera

It's preferable to create content with a 9:16 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. When you're satisfied with the footage, click on "Preview."

3. Add Additional Effects and Elements 

Instagram Reel Tools:

  • Text: Extend your message by using text in your Reels. 
  • Draw: To add some more flair, use the draw tool. 
  • Stickers: Add captions, GIFs, the current time, and a variety of Instagram stickers. 
  • Effects of augmented reality: Explore Instagram's never-ending portfolio of augmented reality effects developed by Instagram and other creators across the world. 
  • Filters: Swipe left to see filters that you may use to customize your Reels. 
  • Audio: In addition to recording a voiceover or adding sound effects, you can add audio from Instagram's music library at this step.

4. Share your Instagram Reel

Toggle if you want to share your Reel to the Instagram Feed from here. For maximum exposure, you must  share with Feed. 

Crop your profile image next, as this is how your profile's grid will display the cover image. Add any content that you wish to add as a description for the Reel. Tap "Tag People" to add Instagram accounts to your Reel. 

Finally, press the share button.

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For more information on Instagram Reels keep reading.

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