Learn how to use Instagram Reels

Instagram Reels
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Instagram started out life very much as a photography platform, but over the past couple of years there’s been a big push towards different types of content - particularly video. 

Reels were introduced by the company in August 2020, and are often seen as a reaction to the success of TikTok, which also uses short-form video. Since then, Reels have become hugely popular - especially as they can be shared not only with your own followers, but the wider Instagram community (assuming you have a public account).

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Amy Davies

Amy Davies has been writing about photography since 2009, and used to be a colleague on Digital Camera magazine and Techradar.com. She now works as a freelance journalist writing for nclude Amateur Photographer, Stuff, Wired, T3, Digital Photographer, Digital Camera World, TechRadar, Trusted Reviews, ePhotozine and Photography Blog. She has an undergraduate degree in journalism and a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism, both from Cardiff Journalism School.