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How to use Reels Remix on Instagram

In our “Instagram Guides”, we'll look at Instagram, explain its new and old features, and show you how to get the most out of the platform for your marketing strategy. Today: How to use Reels Remix on Instagram.

For a long time now, Instagram is not only a place for photos anymore. In August 2016, Instagram introduced its Stories format but that was by far not the last invention for the social network.

Since June 2020, users can also create short videos with the new format Reels. This invention was clearly a declaration of war against competitor Tik Tok that is exceptionally popular with young users.

With the new feature Reels Remix, Instagram took an additional step to make the format more attractive. Here is how the Reels Remix feature works on Instagram.

More creativity with Reels Remix

Reels Remix lets users respond and react to other Reels. They can recreate other’s Reels or complete them to their likings. When a Reel is remixed, both videos are shown side by side.

In the end, both videos will be played at the same time. Like this, you can create reaction videos to other’s Reels, duets, or simulate dialogs.

How to create a Reels Remix on Instagram

  1. Find a Reel that you would like to remix.
  2. Tap on the three dots on the right-hand side.
  3. Select “Remix This Reel”.
  4. Now you can see the original Reel on the left side and record your remix that will appear on the right side.

After you recorded your remix video, you have a lot of options to edit your Reels Remix.

Edit your Reels Remix on Instagram

There are a lot of possibilities to personalize your Remix. While recording there is the possibility to adjust the speed of your Remix, so you can react in slow motion or with a time-lapse.

Like you are used to with Instagram Stories, you can add a lot of well-known features. To find these features tap on “Preview”. In the menu bar at the top of your screen, you can choose from six different possibilities.

You can add a song from the Instagram music library by tapping on the two notes. You can also record a voiceover by tapping on the microphone symbol.

To add effects to tap on the three stars in the upper menu and scroll through the selection at the bottom of your screen.

Like in your Stories you can also add a few stickers. There are not as many possibilities as in your Stories, but you can still add GIFs, time, and the temperature. The last two options to edit your Reels Remix are the drawing and the writing features.

Not sure you are happy with your creation? No problem, you can always watch your preview or edit your clips before posting.

Conclusion: Leave free run to your creativity with Instagram Reels Remix

With Instagram Reels Remix you exploit all your creativity. They can even help your content to go viral because when remixed it can be seen by more users. Storrito helps with the creation of Instagram Stories. The platform can be used within a team to create and schedule Stories.

Tobias ManrothAuthor image
Tobias Manroth
CMO at Storrito

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