New Instagram Features Make it Easier to Collaborate, Create and Share Reels

Instagram has today announced a handful of new features that make it more fun and easy to collaborate, create, and share Reels with your favourite creators and friends.


The social media network has introduced the following new tools for Remix:

  • Remix for photos: In the coming weeks, you will be able to remix public photos. This gives you limitless inspiration to create your own unique reel.
  • Expanded Remix layouts: Choose between a green screen, horizontal or vertical split-screen, or picture-in-picture reaction
  • Add your clip: Rather than having your remix appear at the same time as the original reel, you can now add your clip after the original so it plays sequentially.

Instagram is also adding the following new features that let you capture, edit, and share Reels right from your phone:

  • Templates: Templates allow you to easily create reels by preloading audio and clip placeholders, so you can simply add your own photos or video clips.
  • Dual: Record content and your reaction at the same time. You can record using your phone’s front and back cameras simultaneously to share another perspective using the Dual feature.

In the coming weeks, new video posts shorter than 15 minutes will automatically be shared as Reels. Instagram will also consolidate the video and Reels tab on your profile, so there will be one home for all of your videos.

For more information, visit the Instagram help center.

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