Instagram announced new tools for creating Reels, as well as new options so users don’t have to start their videos from scratch.
Users will not only have templates to start their Reels, but will also be able to use Instagram’s public photos for their Remixes. We tell you what this new feature is all about and how you can prevent them from using your photos to share in Reels.
Instagram will allow you to use public photos to share on your Reels
We previously told you that Instagram will turn videos under 15 minutes into Reels. But this is not the only change Instagram announced to boost Reels, as it also launched new formats and possibilities to create them.
📣 Reels Updates 📣
We’re announcing new features making it easier and more fun to collaborate, create and share Reels. These updates include:
– Reels Video Merge
– Reels Templates
– Remix Improvements
– Dual Camera
Check them out and let me know what you think 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/XZUiqmANSX
— Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) July 21, 2022
And one of the possibilities it will add is that any user will be able to use Instagram’s public photos to share them in their Reels. Yes, other users will be able to make a Remix with the images and photos you upload to Instagram to share them on their Reels, if you have your account configured as public.
It is not a feature that is already available, since as mentioned by the Instagram team, it will be enabled in the coming weeks. One detail to keep in mind is that this option, which allows a user to use the public photos of any account, will be enabled by default.
So if you do not want them to use your photos you will have to disable this option. Apparently, Instagram will allow us to disable the option to be used in a Remix, both in individual photos and at the account level.
And another aspect to keep in mind is that this dynamic will only apply to photos that are published after this new feature is implemented. So your old photos, or those you currently publish, will not be included in this new dynamic.
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