If you haven’t gotten in on the Instagram Reels game then you’re almost too late. Almost because we’ve got the exact hacks that will catch up and get making A+ reels in no time. To get things started, if you want to make some next-level Reels, you want to check out this equipment that you can buy online. You can also download video editing apps like Video Leap or YouCut on your phone.
Include Closed Captions
You’ve seen the trend of all of your favourite influencers adding closed captions to their videos (text that appears on screen while a video plays). Aside from being great for accessibility (allowing people who can’t hear to understand your videos), you would be surprised to learn that 85% of videos watched on Facebook are watched without sound. It’s simple math, if you want your reel to reach more people, just add closed captions. A great app that can auto-add captions for you so that you don’t have to do it manually is Kaptioned – Automatic Subtitles for Videos available on iOS and Android.
Remove The Tik Tok Watermark
If you’re on Tik Tok then you might prefer to use Tik Tok for making your videos. If you already do use Tik Tok for videos on both Instagram and Tik Tok, then you might have noticed a little bit of a hitch. Videos with the Tik Tok watermark tend not to do well since Instagram announced that it’s deprioritizing videos that were obviously made in other apps.
That’s where this hack for removing a Tik Tok watermark comes in. Create your video on Tik Tok, and proceed all the way to the final post screen. Then click the video thumbnail to preview it, and screen record the video once it’s playing. When you’re done you can just crop the video and voila.
Share Reels To Your Feed
When you create a reel, by default it’s shared just to Reels. It appears in the reels tab of your profile or on the trending reels page if it happens to go viral. However, on the share reels screen, you can also choose to share reels to your Instagram Feed. Reels that you share on your feed are more likely to have a bigger reach, so you always want to make sure that that option is checked.