Instagram now allows users to record Reels for 90 seconds, up from 60 seconds before. When TikTok was prohibited in India over two years ago, Instagram created Reels, and this is the first time that Instagram has extended the time duration for its short video platform Reels.
Instagram has also included new designs, interactive stickers, new sound effects, and the option to input your own audio. The most recent version, which includes additional features, is now available for both iOS and Android. Users may install the update by going to their respective play shops.
Since the time Reels were available in India, the photo-sharing platform has added several updates to enhance the overall user experience. By adding these features, Instagram is trying to make Reels more interactive than ever before. Instagram is adding these features amid reports of ByteDance working with partners to bring TikTok back to the country. The company hasn’t revealed any official details yet.
By extending the time frame to 90 seconds, Instagram explains it wants to give Reels users more room to show their visuals and story. “You will have more time to share more about yourself, film extra behind-the-scenes clips, dig deeper into the nuances of your content, or whatever else you want to do with that extra time,” Instagram said in an official blog post.
Instagram added a new alert feature called Amber alert earlier this week, which allows users to see and share notices of missing children in their area. According to the company, the Amber alert tool was developed in collaboration with organizations such as the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) in the United States, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children, the National Crime Agency in the United Kingdom, the Attorney General’s Office in Mexico, the Australian Federal Police, and others.