Has Your Instagram Updated To Include Reels Yet? Here’s What You Need To Know

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Back in November, it was announced that Instagram was launching a feature that would remind you a lot of TikTok.

Now, as Donald Trump threatens to ban TikTok in the US, it seemed like a perfect time for Insta to launch Reels, lucky them.

Now the update, It seems pretty easy. You can make a video through the Instagram camera, the same way you take a picture, record a boomerang or standard video. Once you record, you can then just edit it as you like and upload to stories.

The videos can be up to 15 seconds long and will mostly be found on the Explore page of the app.

“Instagram Stories has always been a home for expression and we believe this new format has huge potential to enable more creativity for people,” Robby Stein, the Director of Product at Instagram told Bustle last year.

It can be found on your page beside photos, tagged photos and IGTVs.

It’s currently being rolled out in Ireland which means that some of you may have it already, while others may have to wait a while.

Would you ditch TikTok for Instagram Reels?

And for those of you left completely scratching your heads as to how one would even navigate TikTok let alone IG Reels, check out our newbie’s guide here.

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