‘Switch in my positions for you ‘.

‘O sanam mohabbat ki kasam ‘

‘sorry I can’t talk right now I am doing a hot girl shit ‘ and so many more.

Throughout the day we have been vibing on these at every corner of our house.  Just because of one amazing feature launched by Instagram that is Reels. At the start of August as a competition to TikTok, Instagram launched reels to engage and connect with more and more of its users by creating short and interesting videos of 15 to 30 seconds. People quickly switched to the trend to create Instagram reels.

Reels – 15 seconds of grasping attention 

Initially it captured the attention of  tween and young adult audience and served as a great platform for promoting entertaining and quick content. Recently it also became a great promotional tool for businesses and startups. They can market their products and make their content reach large number of people. Using creatively designed educative and informative short videos, the companies ultimately enjoy the enhanced sales. 

Reels gave people a unique platform to express themselves, to promote their art and enable them to kick start their journey of becoming a content creator .

Here is one quick guide on how to make amazing and aesthetically pleasing Instagram reels .


How to create reels on Instagram ?

  1. The very first step is to update your Instagram app through Google play store.

This is not particularly related to reels but with time Instagram releases many new features which can get activated only when you will update the app.

2. Start by opening the Instagram Stories camera and selecting the Reels option.

You’ll see a variety of creative editing tools on the left side of your screen which you can use to create your reel.

3. Shoot your video using your phone camera (either front or back).

Before shooting your video, you can search for a song from the Instagram music library to accompany your reel. You can even use your own original audio by simply recording a reel along with it. (Picture attached)

NOTE – When you share a reel with original audio, no one will have access to your audio and no one will be able to use it. Instead if you have a public account, people can create their own reels with your audio by selecting “Use Audio” from your reel.

4. Set your timer and countdown.

Timer is available maximum up to 30 seconds. The timer allows you to record your clips hands-free. Once you press record, you’ll see a countdown. You will see it just before recording begins for the amount of time you selected (either 3 to 1 or 10 to 1).

5. You can edit your reels using many filters and effects created by Instagram and creators all over the world.

The effects are available in Instagram’s effects gallery and you can create multiple clips using these amazing and aesthetic effects.

6. Speed up or slow down part of the video or audio you selected. This can help you in making fast- forward or slow motion videos.

7. Once you select all the options related to effects, timer, speed and audio record your Instagram Reel. Just press and hold the capture button, as you will record you will see a progress indicator at the top of your screen. Reels can be recorded in a series of clips (one at a time), all at once, or using video uploads from your phone gallery.

8. Once you are done with the recording you can further edit your videos by adding stickers, text and GIFs.

You can even choose till when you want your text to appear in your reel . For e.g. , if you want your text to appear only at the end of your reel then adjust the slider accordingly so that it covers only the last few seconds of the video.

How to Share REEL on Instagram?

 After you create Instagram Reels , tap the next button to share your reel. You can add caption and hashtags to your reels, edit the video thumbnail (either choosing a clip from your video or importing another image from your gallery ), tag your friends and select where you want it to be shared. (either in the reel explore section or only on your feed).

You can share reels with your followers on your feed where it will appear under a new reels section on your profile., and, if you have a public account, then you can even share it with wider public through a new space in Explore.  Reels in Explore gives everyone an opportunity to become a content creator and, to make their art reach more and more people. According to Instagram, “reels in Explore offers anyone the chance to become a creator on Instagram and reach new audiences on a global stage.”. Also in case of a public account people can even use your original audio from your reel. If you have a private account then you will be able to share your reel only on your feed. You can further share it on your story and may even send to your followers via direct message. No one will be able to use your original audio in this case.

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