Instagram launches TikTok type function ‘Remix’ for Reels, this is the best way to use it

To keep taking over the Chinese short-form video app TikTok, Facebook’s own Instagram has announced a new feature called Remix, which allows users to create, share, and add their own perspective and fun on their Reels platform.

Instagram users can now “remix” a role, which means they can upload a video alongside someone else’s, based on the original clip.

The feature is already popular on TikTok, often for dance challenges, under the “Duet” feature.

“With Remix, you can create your own role in addition to an existing role. Interactive tools like live rooms, polls and questions in stories, and AR effects have always been an important part of connecting people on Instagram,” the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

This is how it works

1. Tap the three-dot menu of a role and select “Shuffle this role”.

2. The screen will split into your original role and your new role, and you can now start recording your remix.

3. Your inclusion takes place next to the original roll.

“After recording, you can control the volume for the original audio, the recorded audio, and add a voice-over,” Instagram said.

Remixes are only activated automatically for new roles. However, if you already have a role that you want people to remix, you can activate it manually by tapping that three-dot menu on your own video and selecting “Activate Remix.”

Instagram launched Reels in India in July 2020. Facebook’s own application provided a short video feature after TikTok, which was very popular in India, was banned by the government.

Several features have been added since Reels was launched last year.

These include extending the recording time limit up to 30 seconds, extending the countdown timer to 10 seconds while recording, and adding options to trim and delete clips from the timeline.

Updates have also been made to the audio features so you can now save audio clips, share audio pages, and search for trending songs.

(With agency entries)