Instagram Reels is one of the newer short video platforms that is now gaining a lot of popularity because of the ban of TikTok in India and backlash that the Chinese products are facing.


TikTok was criticized a lot for its “cringe content” and that there was this whole YouTube vs TikTok thing which got quite ugly and people started body-shaming creators on TikTok.

If you have used TikTok already, you might already know that TikTok is full of weird and cringe content. Well, what is cringe? If you want to understand it simply, cringe is anything that you don’t like.

Now we have Instagram Reels and it would be better if we use this short video platform for some creative and fun content and do not make it another TikTok.


In this article, we are going to show you some of the tips and points that you need to keep in mind to make some cool Reels. So, let’s get started.

How to Use Instagram Reels on Your Smartphone


Before you open your Instagram, just make sure that your app is updated to the latest version so that you can use these features fully. Now that you have the latest version of the app, Open your Instagram, and follow these steps.

Step 1: Swipe right or click on the camera icon on the top.

How to Use Instagram Reels on Your Smartphone

Step 2: Navigate to ‘REELS’ by clicking on it. And Click on ‘Get Started’.


How to Use Instagram Reels on Your Smartphone

Step 3: Now tap on the record button to record a short video of 15 seconds. You can start/stop the recording by tapping the big record button at the bottom.

Step 4: In the middle left, you will see 5 options that you can use to add music, adjust the video recording speed, add some cool filters, set timer for Reels, and Align your video.

How to Use Instagram Reels on Your Smartphone

With the music option, you can add some classy music and also do some lip-sync as you also have the option to get the lyrics on-screen and record according to it.

You can also adjust the playing speed of a video by click on the second icon. So you can record slow-motion and also increase the speed up to 3x.

Add some cool filters is also one of the cool features on Reels. You can add some filters and make your video look a little bit more fun.

The Timer lets you help to get ready for a shot and then record it very nicely. So you have the option to add a timer that can be from 0.1 seconds to 15 seconds.

And the last option is to align your video, so if your video is a little bit messed up, you can align it by tapping on the last button and it will do the job.

Step 5: Now that you have it set, you can replay your Reels video by clicking on the back arrow at the bottom and see if everything is okay or not.

How to Use Instagram Reels on Your Smartphone

Step 6: Press the forward arrow and you can save, post your Instagram Reels. Plus you also have all the options to add text, signs, and that stuff.

How to Use Instagram Reels on Your Smartphone

Important:- You can use your original audio too. But if you have a private account, no one else will be able to use your original audio. If you post the Reels to your feed, you will be able to watch them, but the Reels posted on Stories and Direct will disappear within 24 hours.

When you will post Reels on your feed, you will see the button on your profile for Reels, clicking on it you will be able to see who liked and commented on your Reels and you can also delete them from there itself.

It is a very new platform, so do try out various things and eventually, you will be able to create some really cool short videos on Instagram Reels.



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