How to Remix Reels on Instagram

How to Remix Reels on Instagram

Instagram Reels is Facebook’s answer to the ever-growing popularity of TikTok. TikTok has been the world’s most downloaded app for at least 2 years. After the ban on TikTok in India, reels have seen a surge in popularity. Instagram now allows users to post 15-second, 30-second or even 1-minute videos. One of the most recent additions to the Reels is the Remix feature which enables users to respond to other reels. Here is How to Remix Reels on Instagram.

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How to Remix Reels on Instagram

How to Remix Reels on Instagram

Remix lets users create new Reels to respond to a Reel posted by someone else and then place it alongside the original Reel. It allows the content creators to collaborate with others and create new entertaining mini clips.

  1.  Find an Instagram Reel video that you wish to Remix.
  2. Tap on the three-dots menu in the lower-right corner under the Share button.
  3.  Select the ‘Remix this Reel’ option that appears in the menu that pops up from the bottom.
  4. The screen will split into two where the original video appears on the left side. Instagram will place the video on the right after you shoot it or add it from your camera roll. Press the record button to start filming your video.
  5. After capturing, you’ll be able to preview your Remix by pressing the relevant button.
  6. From the Preview window, you can go ahead and edit your Reel’s sound, add a voiceover or stickers, and write or doodle on it.
  7. Once completed, Click Next.
  8. You’ll see the Posting page. Here you can write a caption for your Reel, add a location, or tag people. After that, press Share.

The new reel will be posted as a collaboration video on your profile and tag it as a ‘Remix with name’ – the person who posted the original Reel. Their username also appears on top of the original Reel in the collab video.

How to Disable Remix for Reels

There can be many reasons why anyone would not want random strangers on the internet using their reels. If you are one of those users you can prevent people from creating a Remix using your Reels by disabling this feature for individual Reels or all.

How to Disable Remix for Individual Reels

  1. Go to your Instagram profile and find and open the Reel you want to disable Remix for.
  2. Tap on the three-dots menu in the upper-right corner of the display.
  3.  A menu will pop up from the bottom. Select the ‘Turn Off Remixing’ option.

How to Disable Remix for All Reels

  1. On your Instagram profile, tap on the hamburger menu in the upper right corner.
  2. Select Settings > Privacy.
  3. Tap on ‘Reels and Remix.’
  4. Toggle off the ‘Allow for Reels’ option.

Conclusion

After the ban on TikTok in several countries, Instagram has been hard at work in trying to capture all of its markets. With the addition of Remix, users can now collaborate with other reels and make engaging content and making reels even easier.

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