Instagram has announced that users will now be able to post seconds seconds reels on the platform and share them with their friends. Until now, users could only post 15-second and 30-second length video reels. It comes as a treat for creators who want to share the long reel with their friends and followers.
As a reminder, Instagram relays soon after Tiktok was banned in the country. The idea was to adopt the likes of other emerging Indian short video platforms including Maitron, Roposo, Chingari. Facebook’s photo sharing platform has gained widespread popularity in India and around the world.
After expanding the rival Tiktok’s limit to 3 minutes, Instagram extended the video length for reels so that producers could create longer videos and share them with friends. Tiktok is currently unavailable in India. The Indian government banned the Chinese Tiktok app last year along with other popular apps like other popular POBG mobiles.
Making these 60-second reels is equivalent to making short reels. The steps remain the same. Go directly to the Reels tab in the app and record the content or upload it from the phone storage. Once the reels are uploaded, you can share them with your followers and others on the Instagram platform.
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Instagram has also introduced new protections for teenagers on the platform. The photo sharing platform has announced that teens’ accounts are set to personal accounts by default. The company believes this will make it harder for potentially suspicious accounts to find young people on the platform and protect them from evil eye. Instagram says it will send push notifications for teen users, requesting that their accounts be privatized.
This is not a mandatory setting and such users will switch to public accounts whenever needed. “We still prefer young people to switch to a public account or keep their current account public if they wish,” an official blogpost said.
Post Instagram users can now post a 60 second long reel: BGR India was the first to see how to post here.