How to Reverse Audio on Instagram [2022]

Written by Emilija - Reviewed by Ivana Social Media / Instagram

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Simple solution
  1. To get your video or audio file reversed, you can use the instagram Reverse filter.
  2. As long as the sound files are not too complex, the reversed audio is still "ok".

Reversing audio on Instagram is something many users like, as there is something oddly satisfying in watching videos in reverse.

It is therefore not surprising that many social media users share reversed videos/audio on multiple social media platforms.

The trend first started with Snapchat and its inbuilt feature that enabled users to conquer all laws of physics with these entertaining videos by reversing audio or video. In short order, users wanted to be able to film similar videos on other platforms, such as the Instagram app.

Instagram indeed created a feature in Instagram stories called 'Rewind'; however, the company soon removed it, and users were left to find alternative ways to make these videos.

Since Instagram doesn't have a native option for reversing video and audio, a few workarounds enable users to film these videos, after all.

How to reverse audio and video on Instagram

Reversing audio in Instagram stories and Reels is another trend that the world went crazy about.

Sadly the Instagram app does not have an option for reversing the audio, but users can use the following workaround to create videos like that.

1. Download Reels or Instagram Story

  1. Open Instagram App and find the reels you want to reverse.
  2. Tap the three dots in the top right corner.
  3. Click ‘Copy link’.
  4. Download the Story using the Instagram video downloader. Paste the link and click ‘Download’.
  5. The video will be saved in the storage of your phone.

Here are the steps for downloading an Instagram Reel.

  1. Open the Instagram app and find the story you want to reverse.
  2. Click the three dots at the bottom.

Instagram reel three dots

  1. Tap ‘Copy Link’.

instagram copy link option

  1. Download the Reel using the Instagram Reels downloader. Paste the link and click ‘Download’.

instagram reels downloader

  1. The video will be saved in the storage of your phone.

2. Reverse the Audio or Video Using Inshot

isnhot play store

After downloading the Reel or story on your phone, it’s time to use a simple third-party video editor app, such as ‘Inshot’, for reversing the audio and video.

  1. Go to ‘App Store’ or ‘Play Store’ and download ‘InShot’.
  2. Open the app and tap on the ‘Video’ option in the bottom left corner.

inshot editing app

  1. Find the recorded videos in your gallery and select the video you want to edit.

inshot video gallery.

  1. Scroll the menu panel, and from the buttons at the bottom, tap on ‘Start Reverse’.

inshot reverse option

  1. The video will be processed after some time.

That’s it!

You have successfully reversed Reels video or Instagram story.

Play the reversed video to hear the audio playing in reverse.

Wrapping up

Instagram does not have a built-in feature for creating content with audio and video in reverse.

For that cause, users need to use third-party video editing apps and create these entertaining videos by switching between apps.

Luckily, the process is easy and doesn’t require too much time.

FAQ

How do you reverse audio on a video?

Reversing audio from a video is done by reverting the sound wave of an audio file. Nowadays this is easliy done with almost every audio processing software, once you have separated the audio from the video.

What software can reverse audio?

Almost every audioprocessing software has a reverse audio option. Audio tools like Audacity, Cubase and ofcourse Pro Tools are capable of reversing audio.

How can I download Instagram video to reverse audio

You can download the Instagram video with the Instagram video downloader. After that you can use software to reverse the audio from the vide.

How do you reverse the audio on Instagram?

Users can’t reverse sound within Instagram. However, they can use third-party apps and create reversed videos that way. 

Where is rewind on Instagram?

Instagram has removed the rewind button in stories, so users can no longer film videos in reverse using built-in Instagram features. 


As of now, Instagrammers can only use third-party apps to create content with reversed audio and video.