How To Make A Reel On Instagram?

by Khadija Anwar
3 minutes
How To Make Instagram Reel

Quick Steps To Make Instagram Reel:

Tap Create Icon > Tap Reel, Add Filters & Record Your Reel > Edit > Tap Done

Steps To Make Instagram Reels:

Instagram reels help boost your brand presence on social media. If you are looking for how to create fun and digestible Instagram reels, here are a few easy steps.
Step 1:

Open the Instagram app and tap “+” the Create Icon

tap create icon

Step 2:

Tap “Reel” 

tap reels

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Step 3:

You can choose effects, filters, sounds, speed, etc.

Tap the white circle icon to record your reel

Editing options

Step 4:

When the recording is complete. Once again, you can add/remove any filters of your choice.
Tap the
Next” button to proceed

tap next

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Step 5:

Tap “Edit clip” to add transition effects or add any other video to your reel.

tap edit

“Transition” tab allows you to add transition effects while tapping “+” allows you to attach any other video from the gallery to your reel.

Here’s a preview of edit clips screen

tap transition

Step 6:

It will get you back to the editing tab. Then tap “Next.”

tap next again

Step 7:

Add trending hashtags, catchy captions, and location. Edit cover, other advanced settings and much more  

Either save reel in your drafts or tap “Next”.


Further tap “Share” to make your reels public


Here’s a quick recap of the above steps:


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Why can’t I make reels on Instagram?

A glitch or cache might be the cause of the problem. Try to log out and log in or uninstall the app. You can also clear the cache to solve this problem.

How do you make reels on Instagram?

Once you are on the recording tab, tap reel, select music, record your reel, and post it with trending hashtags. 


Khadija Anwar

Meet Khadija Anwar, an accomplished tech writer with over 500 published write-ups to her name. Her impressive portfolio can be found on the ContentStudio blog, LinkedIn, and the Fiverr platform.

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