How to Use Instagram Reels on Android and iPhone

Instagram Reels is a creatively developed platform made for sharing short and fun videos. Being a part of an already very popular social space like Instagram, Reels gained a lot of popularity in a very short time. Reels not only offers a lot of exposure but also consists of amazing filters and effects which gives it an edge over its competitors. If video creation fascinates you, Instagram Reels is the perfect platform for you to showcase your talent just by using your smartphone.



Recording Videos

1. Go to your Instagram account and click on the camera icon that appears on the top left side of the screen. After that, click Get Started on the new screen.

2. Now you will be given three options for creating videos— Story, Live, and Reels. Click Reels.

3. Shoot an amazing Reel video and keep in mind that your video should not be more than the given limit of 15 seconds. After preparing how you want to record your video, click on the white circle at the bottom to start recording. After 15 seconds, tap the same circle to stop it.

Adding Music

To make your video more attractive, consider adding adequate music. You can add music with the help of the music icon. Search for the music you want to add. You will see two kinds of tabs— For You tab and Browse tab. For You tab shows you music suggestions while the Browse tab lets you search your choice of music. Alongside this, you may read the lyrics given on the screen and choose the part of the song you wish to record.

Adjusting the Recording Speed

You can even set the speed of the video you are recording. For that, click on the arrow icon which appears like a play button. Choose between the speed option. You can select slow motions like .3x or .5x or speed it up by choosing 2x or 3x.

Adding Filters

Prior to recording your video, you can check out the huge collection of Instagram filters and add them to your video. To do so, click on the smiley button then keep swiping right to see all the filters. Choose the one that looks great for you and start recording.

Privacy and Protection

Instagram lets you share your Reels and everyone who is using Instagram can see your Reels. Your video will show up on the explore page of effects, audio, and hashtags. These are the ways with which videos go viral and receive so many views.

While this can be very exciting for some of you but someone might prefer having some privacy and may not want their reels to be viewed by strangers. In that case, you can switch your account to private and only your followers will be able to see what you share on your account. And even if anyone shares your reel, only those people who follow you will be able to see it.

Featured Reels

Instagram believes in motivating the creators to create more amazing videos for Instagram. Hence it features the Reels that are incredible and stand out. Featuring is based on the style and genre of videos as well as on the number of likes and comments. Only if your account is public, you can have a chance to get your Reel featured.

Deleting Your Reels

Suppose you don’t wish to have a reel any longer in your feed, you may remove it from your feed. To do so, go to your Instagram account and open your profile page. Click on the Reels icon and tap the one you want to get rid of. If you are using an iPhone, click on the three horizontal dots, and select Delete. Confirm by clicking ‘OK’. Android users can press the three vertical dots and then select delete.

These are the best ways you can create your Instagram Reel with its amazing features and incredible audience base. It might be new but it can be seen as a wonderful place for budding video content creators.

I am Alessia Martine.I’m a software engineer living in Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315. I am a fan of technology, web development, and programming. My passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. I write for Norton security products at


Published by Alessia Martine

Alessia Martine is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet, and new media.

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