Instagram Reels: Here is how to record and delete- Step-by-step guide

    Instagram users can create Reels, that is, short, entertaining videos on the application and we show you how to record and delete them.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 22:48 IST
    Want to record Instagram Reels? Here is how to.
    Want to record Instagram Reels? Here is how to. (Reuters)
    Want to record Instagram Reels? Here is how to.
    Want to record Instagram Reels? Here is how to. (Reuters)

    Instagram Reels was introduced in August, 2020 and most people who have used it are liking this feature. By using Instagram Reels, users can create and discover short, entertaining videos on the application. As per the information provided by the social networking platform, Reels allows you to record and edit short videos up to 60 seconds in the Instagram Camera. You can add effects and music to your reel or use your own original audio. However, it needs to be noted that Reels is not currently available to everyone. You need to keep in mind that some accounts may be able to see reels, but will not be able to record them.

    You can share reels with your followers on Feed, and, if you have a public account, it makes them available to the wider Instagram community through a new space in Explore. "Reels in Explore offers anyone the chance to become a creator on Instagram and reach new audiences on a global stage," Instagram said. However, if you are new to Instagram or are not much aware about how to make Reels, here is how you can do so.

    How to record Instagram Reels:

    1. Open Instagram app on your smartphone and click on create new at the top or swipe right anywhere in Feed.

    2. Scroll to Reels at the bottom.

    3. Tap and hold record reel to record a clip or tap it to start recording and tap it again to end the clip. You can also tap your camera roll in the bottom left to add a video from your camera roll.

    4. Tap on previous to watch, trim or delete the previous clip you recorded. Tap Done in the bottom right.

    5. Tap next (Android) or Preview (iPhone) to add stickers, drawings and text to your reel or download it to your device. Use the slider at the bottom to edit when you want text to appear.

    6. Tap Share to and then tap Cover to change your cover photo and write a caption. Tap Stories at the top if you want to share your reel to your story instead of to Explore.

    7. Tap Next, then tap Share.

    It can be noted that you can record one or multiple clips that add up to 60 seconds. The progress bar at the top shows how long you have recorded. If you share your reel to Explore, it can also be seen on the Reels section of your profile.

    Also, you will not be able to use interactive stickers (example: poll, Q&A, challenge) in your reel.

    How to delete Instagram Reels that you shared

    You can delete your reel from the Instagram app by following the below mentioned steps:

    1. Tap profile or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.

    2. Tap Reels below your profile info.

    3. Tap the reel you want to delete then tap more options (iPhone) or more options (Android) at the bottom.

    4. Tap Delete, then tap Delete to confirm.

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    First Published Date: 19 Dec, 13:35 IST
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