New short video posts will be shared as reels on Instagram
Meta-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram has rolled out a slew of new features and said that new video posts shorter than 15 minutes will be shared as reels. The platform said that this feature will be rolled out to users in the coming weeks and also mentioned that videos posted prior to this change will remain as videos and will not become reels.
“We want everyone to be able to easily express their creative ideas, so we’re adding more features,” the company said in a blogpost.
“We’re always working on ways to improve your Instagram experience. We’ll continue to build out features that make it easier and more fun to create and share reels on Instagram.”
The platform said it is also expanding tools for remixes to help users enhance the way they tell stories on Instagram while collaborating with their favorite creators and friends.
In the coming weeks, the company said that users will be able to remix public photos. It inspires users to create their own unique reel.
They can choose between green screen, horizontal or vertical split-screen, or picture-in-picture reaction views to add their video commentary to the existing reels.
“This currently applies to reels less than 90 seconds long. If your account is private, your reels will still be shown only to your followers,” the company said.