Mon. Jan 24th, 2022

Are you one of the many people who are wondering how to use Instagram Reels? If so, you’re in luck! In this blog post, we will teach you everything you need to know about using this new feature.

Keep reading for tips on creating and editing your Reels, as well as ways to share them with your followers. We’ll also show you how to add a Reel to your Instagram Story. Let’s get started!

How to Create an Instagram Reel

Creating a new Reel is easy, and you only need a couple of seconds. First, open your Instagram app, then follow these steps:

Step 1)

On your Profile page, press the empty circle at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2)

Now, this will bring you to your Instagram Reel! You may also make a new reel by selecting “Your latest Reel” from the drop-down menu.

Step 3)

Highlight three photos and videos from your Camera Roll or Stories Archive. To do so, just tap on them! Once you have made your selection(s), press done in the top right corner.

Step 4)

Next, you’ll be able to edit your story using a number of different tools: text tool (for adding captions), stickers & emojis, drawing tool, image adjustment tool (brightness, contrast…etc.), time delay tool, and location sticker. Just swipe left or right to see them.

Step 5)

Finally, you can share your story by posting it directly onto your Instagram Story or saving it to your Camera Roll. To do so, just click on one of the two options in the bottom left corner.

Keep in mind that Reels are only visible to you during 24 hours! So remember to post them before they expire.

How Do You Edit a Post Once It’s Up?

Once you have published a Reel, you can edit it any time from the same page. Just follow these steps:

Step 1)

First, open up your Instagram app and go to your Profile page. Then tap on Posts which is above all your other content.

Step 2)

Now find the Reel that you want to edit. Press on it, and then press Edit at the top right corner.

Step 3)

After editing your post, just press done in the upper right corner to save your changes. You can also take a look at all of your previous posts by pressing Archive at the bottom of the list. And that’s it! Now you know how to create and edit Instagram Reels!

How To Add A Reel To Your Instagram Story

Instagram Stories are one of our favorite features here at How To Use Instagram Better. They are entirely self-deleting uploads that are separated from users’ permanent profiles. So if you don’t want anyone else to see your Story, you don’t have to worry! You can also upload them directly onto Instagram Direct.

To do so, follow these steps:

Step 1)

Open your Instagram app and go to your Profile page. Then tap on the “+” at the top of the screen and select Your latest Reel.

Step 2)

Now you can edit and customize your Story as much as you want: add text, stickers & emojis, drawing tools…etc. Once finished editing, just press done in the upper right corner to save your changes. And that’s it! Now all of your followers will be able to watch this new self-deleting story straight from your feed.


Instagram Reels are a great way to share your most meaningful content with your Instagram followers. Using this new feature, you can highlight up to 10 photos and videos from your Camera Roll or Stories Archive in one post. It will disappear after 24 hours as all other Instagram features do. So take advantage of it by posting as much as you want!

If you have any questions about how to use Instagram Reels, please leave them in the comment section below. We’ll reply as soon as possible. 

Thank you for reading!

By tispy

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