Instagram Users can now turn public photos into reels

Instagram Users can now turn public photos into reels
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Instagram has placed a large bet on the Reels section and is frequently seen updating it. A recent feature will allow anyone to remix their photos, allowing them to create visually appealing reels. It comes after the social media platform enabled users to remix Reels.

Instagram Photo Remixes Has Been Started Roll Out

In the coming weeks, Instagram will allow people with public accounts to convert new photos into Mixes, which can then be used for Stories. This will enable more types of Reel content to be created, which is currently one of Instagram's top priorities.

The public photo remix option will be enabled by default, but the user can disable it if it is not their cup of tea. Meta revealed that new Remix layouts will be available, as well as the ability to add one's own clips to an existing reel at the end of the original.

There is also a template update; anyone can easily use a template with preloaded clip and audio placeholders. Selecting the camera option in the Stories section will bring up the models. Instagram also introduced the Dual feature, which allows users to capture reels using both the front and rear cameras at the same time.

allows users to capture reels using both the front and rear cameras
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Another change coming in the coming weeks will be the conversion of video posts to Stories. New video posts under 15 minutes in length will be added to a roll. They will be displayed in full-screen format, similar to how a movie reel appears on a platform. This ability was previously a test, but it has now been made public. The previous video messages will be kept.

Public accounts are more likely to be recommended for their video posts becoming Reels. However, the reels must last no longer than 90 seconds.