Instagram Reels Update: Video Length Extended to 30 Seconds & Easy Edits

Everyone knows Reels, a Tiktok competitor. As Tiktok is banned in India, Instagram has brought a similar feature Reels in the app. Reels allows you to create a short video, just like a Tiktok. However, at the time of launch, Reels allowed the users to create a video of 15 Seconds, but now in the latest update, it has brought changes. The video length is extended to 30 seconds.

Now create a longer video on Reels up to 30 Seconds

Instagram Reels Update :Video Length Extended to 30 Seconds & Easy Edits
Instagram Reels Update:Video Length Extended to 30 Seconds & Easy Edits

With a new update, Instagram and rolled out a few changes to Reels. It has given the ability for users to create longer videos. And you can easily trim, edit or delete the videos easily.

The director of Reels, Tessa Lyons-Laing said,

“We continue to improve Reels based on people’s feedback, and these updates make it easier to create and edit. While it’s still early, we’re seeing a lot of entertaining, creative content.”

And the Head of Instagram, Adam Moserri said,

“You’ve been asking for more options to create and edit reels and we hope this give you more ways to have fun with them. We’ll keep listening to feedback and updating the experience as we go.”

According to the reports, Reels is not getting much attraction from the users. So, the company is taking feedback from the users and responding to it by making changes. As now, it has extended the time limit to 30 seconds, added tools to trim the video can easily edit and delete the video. The countdown timer limit is extended up to 10 seconds.

However, TikTok had a default option of 15 seconds video, but it allowed the user to create a video up to one minute. Using TikTok was easy for users, as they did not need to edit the video more. And it had a sound sync feature like it automatically find the music that synchronizes with your video clips. So, if you don’t want to edit full video on your own, it used to do it automatically.

However, on Reels, there is manual editing. You need to choose the music first, which match with your video and then you can start creating a video.

Reels was launched in India in July, just after TikTok was banned. This feature is released in more than 50 countries. Apart from Instagram, YouTube has also announced the short-video format named “Shorts”.

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