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How To Create Instagram Reels

Want to know how to view Instagram reels? You've come to the right place! Learn how to download Instagram Reels in this quick and easy guide.

HelloAnuja Srivastava May 13, 20225 min read

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Instagram is expected to have over 2 billion active users by the end of 2022. This growth is due in part to the app’s continued incorporation of new features and its ongoing commitment to user privacy and security. Instagram continues to be a powerful tool for marketing and connecting with customers, especially as social media platforms continue to dominate how we communicate.

If you maintain a number of platforms on Instagram and Twitter and set up an Instagram Reel, you understand how difficult it can be to consistently publish content timely for all of the different websites. If it is short-form video content you are targeting, creating enough of it can be time-consuming and exhausting. Luckily, you can use your Instagram Reels content on other websites.

When downloading your own reels on Instagram, you will notice the absence of sound. Additionally, you will not be able to download reels shared by other users. With this information, though, you may learn how to download Instagram reels with the original sound.

Hey, know that not knowing how to download Instagram Reels only partially describes our endeavor here. That's why we re also going to share 3 ways you can repurpose your Instagram account content to keep your audience engaged and entertained.


What Is Instagram Reels?

Tips for creating Instagram Reels

Not sure what Instagram Reels actually is? Instagram Reels is a new Instagram feature (not a standalone app) built to be a TikTok alternative. Users can create 15-second video clips set to music and share them on their Instagram Stories, the Explore Feed, and the new Reels tab on their profile. In addition to the selected intervals (India, Brasil, the United States), Reels is also available, and about 50 other countries.

Reels' algorithm is different from other Instagram programs, prioritizing articles based on how often you interact with and follow accounts you like. Thus, if the Reels program uses that same algorithm, you'll be bored.


How to Create Reels

Before you can download them, you need to know how to create Instagram Reels. Here’s a quick rundown.

Start by choosing Reels at the bottom of the Instagram camera. Here, you’ll see a variety of editing tools on the left side of your screen to help create your reel.

Audio

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Audio Settlement

You can search for songs in the Instagram music library or create music using your own audio reel. If you share a reel with your own recorded audio, your listing will be credited to you. If you have a public account, others may record audio reels using your audio by tapping Use Audio from your reel.

Effects

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Add Video Effect

Each effect in the gallery was made by both Instagram users and creators worldwide.

Timer and Countdown

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To set up a handsfree recording, just set the timer to record. If you press record, you'll get a countdown from three until the recording begins.

Align

If you have multiple clips in the time period of a single video, you can synchronize objects from earlier clips with your current one using the Align feature. This can help seamlessly incorporate dancing, clothing changes, or new objects into your recording.

Speed

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You can use certain parts of a video to accelerate or slow its playback speed. This is perfect if you require staying on a particular beat when making slow-motion videos, or want to share your work on your Instagram account and other social media platforms. TikTok makes it easy to download and share your clips, but Instagram Reels has a little learning curve toward use.


How to Save Instagram Reels In the App

Open Instagram and click on the search button in order to save the Instagram Reels you would like to download.

You can also do this from a user's user profile. Simply tap on the new Reels tab adjacent to the IGTV tab and choose the Reels video you want to download to open it.

When you're in the Reel, there's an indicator near the bottom right of your screen with three dots that you can click on. Then, in the menu that appears, tap Save.

To access the saved reel, go back to the Instagram home screen and tap your profile icon > the hamburger menu icon > Settings > Account > Saved. Here you’ll find your saved videos in the All Posts folder.


How to Download Instagram Reels on Android

If you have an Android phone, this is how to download Instagram Reels for your phone. It involves downloading another app from the Google Play store. Go to Google Play and download the app Video Downloader for Instagram - Repost Instagram.

Open the app, show it to yourself, and set it up. This requires providing the Video Downloader app access to your photos and videos on your device. Immediately after you're set up with Video Downloader, open Instagram and pick the reel you want to get. Tap the three-dot icon to  Capture Link.

Go back to Video Downloader, and copy the URL for the reel you just copied will be pasted there automatically.

Go to images on your phone's gallery and you ll find the video clip there. You are able to edit it and transfer it to other computer software.


How to Download Instagram Reels on iPhone

To download Instagram Reels to your iPhone, you must first go to the App Store and download the InSaver app on Instagram.

Open the app and set it up to access your images and media. Next, go to Instagram and choose the video you want to download. Then, tap the three-dot icon > Copy Link.

Go back to InSaver and the link you copied from Instagram will be automatically pasted there.

Tap Watch It! > Options > Share > Save Video to save the video to your device’s Photos app.


Creating an Instagram reel is a great way to show off your best work and gain more followers. By following the tips above, you can create an engaging and visually appealing reel that will help you stand out from the competition. So get creative and start filming!


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