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Know everything about Instagram Reels

Technology changes every day and all platforms and brands try their best to adjust.

The newest addition to the Facebook Group is the so-called “Reels”. But what is it? How does it work? Who should use it? Find out here the answer to these and all the basic questions you may have about Reels.

Instagram Reels is a new mode in the Instagram menu. In a few words, Reels can be described as Tik Tok on Instagram. It consists of creating and uploading a video with multiple creative features, such as music, slow motion and filters. Yes, not far from Tik Tok.

WHO is it for?

This is one of the most important and asked questions. Does my business need to jump right into every new social media app or feature? Well, no… and yes.

Tik Tok is associated more with leisure than Instagram, while the latter is considered an important tool for brands and all kinds of companies, most of which have never even downloaded Tik Tok and do not know how it works.

For every new step your brand makes, take into account that your product or service needs to fit into it. Not every tool is suitable for every product, and just doing something with no reason can be counterproductive for your brand.

However, using a new mode in the platform, working its advantages to your favor, is always beneficial to your business. These can be the benefits of integrating your account into Reels:

  1. It gives your business the possibility of going viral in the Explore section. All new modes generate more cookies, and every “Reel” is automatically followed by another one, with an endless display, giving your video more chances to appear.

  2. It generates traffic in your profile. Thanks to the possibility of appearing in the Explore section with no need of publicity, anyone interested in your Reels can visit your feed and see all your products or services.

  3. Reels shows presence and innovation in social media. Using new tools shows your possible customers your ability to adapt to new opportunities and your capacity of innovation. It’s always positive not to appear close-minded or obsolete.

WHY was Reels created?

On August 1st Donald Trump spoke about the idea of banning Tik Tok from the US, accusing the social media app of being a threat to his country, due to its Chinese origin. Almost immediately new platforms and websites appeared to capture all the traffic of these people searching for a “new Tik Tok”.

The Facebook Group had spoken about coming up with a competition to Tik Tok to prevent their users from fleeing from their platform. However, this speech from president Trump sped up the process and got Reels out in the world sooner than expected.

WHERE is Reels?

Reels can be found with the latest version of Instagram. It is available for both Android and IOS systems. Inside of the platform, Reels is an icon displayed in the camera menu of the Instagram Stories, and in the latest Instagram versions, it has also earned its place in the bottom menu, next to the Home icon.

Once the video is uploaded, it will appear to all users in your profile, both in its own section (Like IGTVs), as well as in the feed with the rest of the content.

To sum up, remember every new addition in a platform is a new opportunity. It can later on work or not, but trying is always seen by your followers as something positive, and is a chance to gain new followers, as it generates more traffic.

It is still a very recent tool on Instagram, in spite of its very deep connection to Tik Tok, so media experts are still exploring and its future is very incertain. For the moment, trying, making drafts and searching all the possibilities Reels brings to your business not only can’t hurt, but it can also give you an edge on your competition.

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