Instagram has released a major update that allows users to create 90-second long reels and pin posts and reels to their profiles.
Instagram has made a significant change to its platform.Several new features are included in this release, including the option to pin posts and reels to a user’s profile.In April of this year, the Meta-owned image and video sharing app began testing the ability to pin postings.Instagram has officially sent out the capability to all of its users worldwide, about a month and a half later.
In a tweet, Instagram announced that users can now pin up to three posts or reels to their accounts.These pinned posts or reels will appear at the top of users’ Instagram feeds, as if they were just published.The business noted in the article, “You may now choose up to three posts or Reels to pin to the top of your profile”.
Pinning a post or reel is a straightforward process.Pick one of your posts or reels, press the three dots in the top-right corner of the post, and then select the Pin To Your Profile option.When you return to your profile grid after making the modifications, you’ll notice a white pin icon next to your posts in the top-left corner.
Reels that are longer
Along with the introduction of pinned reels and posts, Instagram has now added longer reels to its site.When Instagram first added reels to its platform in August 2020, they were limited to 15 seconds in length.The corporation gradually increased the length of the feature, first to 30 seconds and later to 60 seconds.The corporation has now increased the length of reels to 90 seconds, over two years later.”So, last year, we extended them to 60 seconds; now, you can upload reels as long as 90 seconds and tell longer and more complete stories,” Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri wrote in a post.
Audio files can be imported into Reels
The option to import music in reels is another feature coming to Instagram.Users can utilise this tool to capture audio in their gallery and subsequently use it in their reel.
Reels of Interactive Stickers
Reels will now have access to Instagram Stories.Mosseri said in a short video on his official Twitter account that Instagram users would soon be able to add interactive stickers to their reels such as quiz stickers, poll stickers, and emoji slides.
It’s worth noting that these features arrive on the heels of Meta’s recent release of a major editing tool for reels on Instagram, which includes templates that allow users to construct their own reels with the same structure as one they’ve seen.