Following on from September’s convenient updates, Instagram is swiftly rolling out the next batch of creative features for Reels and Stories.
It’s no secret that Instagram is dead set on challenging TikTok to become numero uno in the vertical video space, and this week’s tweaks to Reels and Stories, minor as they may be, are designed to maximise users’ creative options on the platform.
Having drastically improved the trimming and deletion options for Reels back in September, Instagram is now beginning to up the ante with its editing tools, as the video-app fully integrates with Facebook in the near future.
First up, Reels is getting a welcome update to its audio composition options, and one that will surely close the gap to TikTok in terms of functionality.
With pretty self-explanatory titles, the additions of ‘Audio Mix’ and ‘Voice Over’ options will ensure people can now quickly and easily create the ‘embarrassing anecdote’ clips that’ve become synonymous with Instagram’s short-bite rival.
New! Instagram appears to be rolling out Audio Mix and Voice Over features for Reels pic.twitter.com/MNFxtxA88y
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Multiple audio tracks (be that music or voice recordings) can now be layered over Reels clips, and then adjusted in terms of volume level to achieve the perfect mix. Simply tap the microphone at the top of the screen in the Reels composer, and you’ll prompt a few easy-to-grasp hints. Even boomers can get to grips with Reels just in time for New Year’s Eve, provided they have the update.