Instagram launches Reels - TikTok replacement

The popularity of the TikTok application is growing, but at the same time there are some problems. That's why

the developers of the Instagram application quickly jumped in and launched an alternative to 15-second videos on TikTok. We are talking about the new Reels feature on the social network, which will be discussed below.

Reels on Instagram

Instagram today announced the launch of a short video feature called Reels. In particular, we are informed:

Reels invites you to create funvideos to share with your friends or anyone on Instagram. Record and edit 15 second multi-clips with sound, effects, and new creative tools. You can share videos with your followers on Feed, and if you have a public account, make them available to the wider Instagram community through the new space in Explore. Reels in Explore offers everyone the opportunity to become an Instagram contributor and reach new audiences on the global stage.

Reels is a kind of replacement for TikTok, which is now on Instagram.

How to make a 15 sec video on Instagram?

To use Reels, open Instagram andtap the camera icon in the upper left corner of the screen. At the bottom of the page, tap the Drums tab to start. On the left side of the screen, you will see icons for sound, speed, effects and timer. With the sound setting, you can search for a song in your Instagram music library or use your own music.

With AR Effects, you can choose fromeffects in the Instagram gallery, which also includes effects made by users from all over the planet. This will allow you to create multiple clips with different effects. You can also record videos hands-free by clicking on the timer and countdown. Countdown 3-2-1 will alert you when your device starts recording.

Perhaps one of the most important features of Reels isthis is Align. This allows you to record smooth transitions for clothing changes and more. And Speed ​​allows you to speed up audio and video. Instagram developers say: “Record the first clip by pressing and holding the capture button. While recording, you will see a progress bar at the top of the screen. Stop recording to end each clip. "

If you are using a public account(public profile), your video can be shared in preview mode or in the feed. If you use a personal account (private profile), only your subscribers will be able to view your content from your feed. And others cannot share your videos with those who do not follow you.

Finally, we note that Insta developers do notaccidentally launched a TikTok replacement in their application now. The fact is that the TikTok application has some difficulties at the moment. We are talking about a possible ban of the application in the United States by President Donald Trump. This is due to the fact that TikTok's main company, ByteDance, is based in China and the country's law allows the communist government to order technology companies to collect information about consumers and companies in the states and send it to Beijing. For the same reason, companies like Huawei and ZTE are considered national security threats in the states.

ByteDance reports that the servers that ituses for TikTok are located in the US and backups are located in Singapore. Experts say the personal data collected by TikTok is under the control of third parties that work with the Chinese government. Such information reveals the exact physical location of TikTok users, including possibly indoor spaces inside buildings, as well as TikTok users.

Therefore, the TikTok application may be blocked. Naturally, Instagram owners cannot miss such a moment ... This is how the idea of ​​launching Reels was born.