Instagram has introduced that users will now be able to post 60 seconds long Reels on the platform and share with their friends. Until now users could only post reels with video length of 15-seconds and 30-seconds. These update comes as a surprise party for creators who want to share longer Reels with their friends and followers.
Earlier, Instagram introduced Reels right after TikTok was banned in the country. The idea was to take on the likes of other emerging Indian short video platforms including Mitron, Roposo, Chingari, among others. Additionally, Facebook’s photo sharing platform has gained wide popularity in the India and globally.
Instagram increase video length for Reels after rival TikTok expanded its limit to 3 minutes to allow creators create longer videos and share with friends. But, tiktok is currently unavailable in India. The Indian government banned the Chinese TikTok app last year alongside other popular app such as PUBG Mobile, among others.
Further, making of these 60-seconds Reels is the same as creating shorter Reels. The steps remain the same. Just head to the Reels tab on the app, and record the content or upload from phone storage. Once the Reels is uploaded, you can share it with your followers and others on Instagram platform.
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Along side these reels, Instagram has also introduced new protection for teens on the platform. The photo sharing platform has announce that accounts of teenagers will by default get set to private accounts. The company believes, this will make it harder for potentially suspicious accounts to find youths on the platform and keep them safe from evil eyes. Instagram has said that it will send push notifications to teenage users, creving them to make their accounts private.
However, this is not a mandatory setting, and such users will switch to a public account whenever required. An official blogpost stated, “we’ll still give young people the choice to switch to a public account or keep their current account public if they wish.”