Instagram has included a new feature – Instagram Reels which is a sort of replacement to the recently banned TikTok in India. Let us check out How to create videos using Instagram Reels similar to TikTok. With this new feature you can make a 15 second or multiple 15 second videos or Reels which can be reviewed, deleted and re-recorded using different filters, add audio from Instagram Music Library, speed, effects and timer options.
Instagram Reels can be shared with a target audience or they can even be shared with everyone using the Explore section which lets everyone view your Reel unlike Instagram stories which is only shared with your followers. The Instagram Reels feature can be found in the same place as the rewind video, Boomerang, Slo-mo, and more under the Instagram Camera.
How to Create Instagram Reels:
Open Instagram App and then Open Camera
Now tap on the Reels option at the bottom of the screen
You will find all the options, now tap on the Audio option and select a Song using Instagram Music Library
You can set a three-second time before recording any clip, now you need to set the duration of your clip – 0.1 to 15 seconds) and then set the timer.
You can add other Effects using the icons from the left side, like Add AR effect, set speed of the Video, timer, etc can be done from the left side
Now record using the original audio by recording using Instagram music and you can select the part of the music which you want to set to your Video
In Instagram Reels the best feature is the option to choose any part of the Audio clip which you want to use, in TikTok it used to be a 30 second audio clip which you had to use.
You can even add any music to the video after recording the video as well.
Looks like Facebook which now owns Instagram has planned the release well and included some decent features to capture the market share of TikTok which is quite huge in India. With the backing of Facebook and having a huge userbase already Instagram has quite a good chance to become an alternative to TikTok in India.