Open Post > tap on ‘Reels’ > Tap on the 15/30s circle icon > Select either 60s Reels or 90s Reels to activate the longer Reel option.
Many Instagrammers might not know this, but Instagram Reels are no longer limited to 15 seconds. Learn here how to enable 60-second Reels on Instagram.
Initially, when Instagram released their TikTok-like videos - Reels, the videos were limited to just 15 seconds, which for some videos is just the right amount of time, but for some, it’s too short.
Instagram heard its users’ prayers, and the 60-second Reel option was integrated. However, many are left confused; since the 60-second format is not turned on automatically, you need to make these adjustments yourself. Now, Instagram Reels have four distinct time limits - 15s, 30s, 60s, and 90s. After the latest update, users can film Reels longer than 60 seconds on Instagram.
In this article, we’ll show you how to enable 60-second Reels on Instagram, and how to post your Reel after you’ve finished editing. Check out the step-by-step process below.
As we mentioned, the default timing on Instagram Reels is set at 15 seconds. To use the 60-seconds format, follow these steps:
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Even though the initial release of Instagram Reels came with a limit of 15s, the platform keeps updating the length of the videos as time passes.
The 60-second Reel format was released a while ago and was followed by another addition - the 90s format. Make sure to update your Instagram app; having an older Instagram version might be why you can film longer Reels.
Open Post > tap on ‘Reels’ > Tap on the 15/30s circle icon > Select either 60s Reels or 90s Reels.
As of May 2022, Instagrammers can film longer Reels, up to 90s. Follow the steps above to film lengthier Reels.