Instagram Reels: How to Trim a Clip

Make a video shorter.

Instagram recently debuted Reels, a feature that allows users to create 15-second videos that contain one or more clips. After you record a clip, if you decide the clip was too long, you have the option to trim it to make it shorter. Our guide will show you how this is done.

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

Step 1: After you record a clip in Reels, tap the left arrow (“<“) to the left of the capture button near the bottom of the screen.

Step 2: Tap the scissors icon.

Step 3: At the bottom of the screen, drag the ends of the slider toward the center of the screen to trim the beginning and/or end of the clip to the desired position(s).



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