From sports associations like the NBA to global luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, it seems reels on Instagram are taking over. But, what are Instagram reels?
You may have seen fun videos from your favorite influencers or brands. But you have questions about creating your own reels or the process. Reels have the potential to be shared with thousands of viewers. These reels can go viral and promote a personal brand, product, or service.
Reels are the ultimate way to engage an audience, grow your following, and have fun in the process. If you are looking to discover the real deal on reels, read!
What Are Reels on Instagram?
Instagram reels are 15-second multi-clip videos. You can record and edit the videos and upload them to personal or business Instagram accounts.
You can add unique features to reels such as audio voice-overs or music. And, you can add text overlay, GIFs, or other design features to each clip.
How to Make Reels on Instagram?
If you want to create your own video, you may wonder how to make a reel on Instagram? First, you need to plan video content. Your content could be “just for fun,” or could promote a specific product or service.
For example, if you own a boutique, creating a reel of your product line or shop interior is a great marketing tool. Take time to curate your video content.
Open Instagram Stories
When you open Instagram Stories, select the “reel” option. You can select audio or music to accompany your reel. Next, set the reel countdown and timer. As you upload each clip, you can add different effects.
Record the Reels.
To record, press down and hold the circle “capture” button. You can upload all your clips at once or use individual video uploads from your gallery.
After recording, don’t forget to add the final and personalized touch to your reels. You can get creative and add GIFs, text overlay, emojis, or other fun details.
Posting Instagram Reels
To post your Instagram reel, tap the “share” button. Don’t forget to add a caption and hashtags. Like Instagram’s traditional posts, caption text is an important way to draw audiences and encourage them to watch your video. And, hashtags are important for search.
Add a location and tag any businesses or individuals in your reel. You can share your reel with followers by posting it on your Instagram feed.
But remember that if your account is private, only your followers will be able to see your reel. If you have a talent and want to gain visibility through Instagram, you can check out ways to do so on this site.
Showcase Your Skills and Put Your Reels on Instagram!
After all, this hard work set your Instagram settings to public. This increases the opportunity for users to discover your reel on the “explore page” and check out your other content.
It can take time to create and curate the perfect reels on Instagram. And, you’ll need to remember the steps to upload these videos.
But, once you post your first reel and experience engagement, you’ll be inspired to keep going. If you found these Instagram reel tips helpful, check out our stories on social media.