Reels is a new way to create and discover short, entertaining videos on Instagram.

STEP 1

Select Reels at the bottom of the Instagram camera. You’ll see a variety of creative editing tools on the left side of your screen to help create your reel, including: audio, AR effects, timer and countdown, align, and speed.

STEP 2

Reels can be recorded in a series of clips (one at a time), all at once, or using video uploads from your gallery. Record the first clip by pressing and holding the capture button. You’ll see a progress indicator at the top of the screen as you record. Stop recording to end each clip.

STEP 3

Once your reel is ready, move to the share screen, where you can save a draft of your reel, change the cover image, add a caption and hashtags, and tag your friends. After you share your reel, it will live on a separate Reels tab on your profile, where people can find the reels you’ve shared. If you also share to your Feed, your reel will appear on your main profile grid, though you have the option to remove it.

HOW IT WORKS

Express yourself with short, fun videos.

Create multi-clip videos up to 30 seconds, and get creative with easy-to-use text, AR filters and audio. Upload videos from your gallery, too.

CREATE TOGETHER

Collaborate and play with Remix.

Remix a reel by recording your own video next to someone else’s. Add your perspective, collab with your community, and make something new.

WATCH AND EXPLORE

Discover the best of emerging culture.

Explore the new Reels tab-a space to encounter shareable moments as they happen-or find reels in someone’s profile. Send reels you like to friends in Messenger, or share them to Stories.