Everything you need to know about the latest feature of Instagram.


Instagram being the most popular and widely used social media platform. Nearly there are 88 Million and increasing Instagram users in India itself that is approx 5.3% of the entire population. It shows the popularity of the platform run by Facebook. Instagram has launched a new feature called Reels which allows its users to create a short 15 seconds clip and can add various effects, filters, audio, and share the clips on your Feed or Stories. 

Facebook bought Instagram on 2012.

 TikTok app is currently banned in India so this is the best time to launch this feature. Reels is launched in only 4 countries that are Brazil, Germany, France, and India. Right now Instagram can attract all the former TikTok users to test this feature and can create clips as they do on TikTok. Due to unavailablity of TikTok app in India, a huge amount of users can be diverted on Instagram.

So back to Instagram Reels, as said this feature includes options like adding music from IG music library, speed, effects, and timer. The feature also has AR effects to help the users to create eye-catching videos. To add AR effects users can open Reels camera, then click on effects and then AR effects. Users can create Multiple shorts clips at the same time and can add different features to each clip.You can review the clips, download or re-record as per your requirement.

To find Reels, you just need to go to your story section. There you will see Reels option below Boomerang and Super-Zoom modes within Stories. You can either record your video and then add music to it or you can use audio from other clips that you like and want to create something on that music.

Talking about using someone else’s audio on your clip to make your clip look amazing, this feature is called the Use-Audio feature. Reels have this option to copy audio from any clips and add it to your own, similar to TikTok. After recording your Reels you can share it in your Feed or Story section and show your creative clips to your followers.

How to Create Reels on Instagram 

Follow the below-given steps to use Instagram Reels:

  1. Open the Instagram app on your phone.
  2. Slide left to right to open the story section.
  3. There you will see a vertical slider that includes superzoom and Boomerang and the new feature Reels.
  4.  You can create Reels using different effects, speed, and also you can add music to your clips.

How to watch Instagram Reels

There are 2 ways users can watch Instagram Reels. Here’s how you can do it easily.

  • Open Instagram and browse feed till you spot any Reels video. You will see the Reels icon on the bottom-left of the video, tap that, and explore the feature.
  • Another way to watch Reels is to go to Explore feed and click on search Icon, You will see a Reel Clip at the top.

The feature is new and you might have to scroll longer to search for the Reel clips so keep looking or you might try to create one and share it to your Followers. Only 4 countries are currently having this feature. Once the feature is available for everyone, who knows it might defeat Tiktok as well.


Though Instagram has a larger community compared to TikTok in creating short musical clips, people chose TikTok over Instagram. That’s the reason TikTok get so much popularity in such a less time. TikTok users might start using Instagram Reels for the short musical clips as the TikTok is currently ban in India. If you like the feature you can simply comment and let us know which is better Instagram or TikTok.  

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