Instagram: How to Add Effects to Reels

Change the look of your video before you record

Instagram recently launched Reels, its version of TikTok. The Reels feature allows users to create 15-second videos containing one or more different clips.

You can edit your Reels videos in a number of ways. For instance, our guide will show you how to add an augmented reality effect to a Reels clip before you actually record it.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram application on iOS.

Step 1: On the Instagram Stories Camera, swipe from right to left on the words at the bottom of the screen to move to the Reels camera.

Step 2: Tap the “Effects” icon on the left side of the screen.

Step 3: Swipe from right to left on the capture button at the bottom of the screen to preview the effects that are available.

Step 4: Once you’ve chosen the effect you want to use, tap the capture button to begin recording a clip.



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