A step-by-step Guide to Instagram new reels format

Instagram announced that new video posts that are shorter than 15 minutes will now be shared as Reels. Videos posted prior to this change will remain as videos and won't become Reels. The company began testing this change a few weeks ago and is making it permanent in the coming weeks.

Instagram has announced a host of new changes to Reels, including the addition of Dual, Templates and making all videos under 15 minutes Reels by default. Here are the new changes introduced by the Meta-owned social media platform and how you can use them.

Here is how you can use the Dual feature

1. Open the Instagram app on your phone

2. Tap on the plus icon at the top right of the screen

3. Select the “Reel” option

4. On the screen that appears, you will see a list of options on the left side

5. Tap the down arrow to show all options

6. Select the camera icon with the “Dual” label

7. Now, tap the record icon in the centre to record the video

8. After you are done recording, you can add effects, music and other effects just like with other Reels videos.

Reels will be the default video format on Instagram

In the coming weeks, all videos shorter than 15 minutes uploaded to Instagram will automatically become Reels. Instagram is making Reels the default video format on the platform and will be consolidating the Reels and videos tab into one tab. But this change will not take effect retroactively and all videos uploaded in the past will stay as videos.

Reels are also mostly shot using the Instagram app so you can make the most of their available effects and transitions. The best resolution for Instagram reels is 1080 x 1920p. Things you must remember while posting Instagram reels: - Your Instagram reel video can now be up to 60 seconds long.