Instagram Dual: What is it, and how to use it
You may have seen some Instagram users posting about how they missed the previous version of the app or how they want Mark Zuckerberg and Adam Mosseri to leave Instagram alone. These postings are related to some recent adjustments Instagram made to Reels that slightly altered how you use the platform. The platform also stated that all films under 15 minutes on the platform would now be presented as reels by default. This update is known as “Dual Templates for Reels.” Sounds chaotic to you? Yes, we understand. The fact that these modifications have been implemented, however, leads us to believe that they will remain in place and that it will only be a matter of time before individuals adapt to them as well. But here’s a recap to get you up to speed:
What are Instagram Dual Reels?
Users may now concurrently record videos on Instagram using the front and back cameras thanks to the new “Dual” functionality. The front camera’s output will appear in a little window on this, sort of like a reaction video, while the rear camera’s output will occupy most of the screen.
How do you use it?
- On your device, open the Instagram app, and then tap the plus sign in the top right corner.
- Here, select the “Reel” option.
- A list of alternatives will appear on the left side of the next screen.
- You can see all the options by tapping the downward-pointing arrow.
- Select the “Dual” camera icon on the toolbar.
- To begin recording, click the record symbol in the center.
- Once you have finished recording your desired content, you can edit this video by adding effects, music, etc. in the same way that you edit other reels.
The fact that all videos on Instagram will automatically become reels as long as they are under 15 minutes long is another adjustment to the platform. Reels will therefore become Instagram’s standard video format moving forward, and the platform will combine Reels and videos under a single menu. The older movies you’ve posted won’t change into reels, either; they’ll continue to be videos.
Instagram has already revealed its aspirations to become a video-first platform, and it also encourages users to create more reels. The business had previously claimed that Reels helps users obtain higher engagement, which correlates to more followers. Instagram is sort of assisting users who might not feel comfortable creating reels by actively converting their video footage into reels by default. So, if you don’t want to create a reel, there is just one option left. Don’t post a video, you got it.
Instagram also enables users to create Reels based on Reels generated by other producers on the network, which is helpful if you want to make Reels but don’t know where to start. Clicking on the camera icon in the top right corner of the screen when viewing a reel you wish to build will allow you to upload your own photos and videos. The music from the reel you were watching is already in the new reel you created, along with the effects.