Tools like Live Rooms, polls and questions in Stories, and AR effects have always been a huge part of how people connect on Instagram, the company stated.
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“Now we’re excited to bring that collaborative magic to Reels, and give people more ways to create and engage with the trends, songs and creators that are making culture on Instagram with Remix,” Instagram said in a statement.
The first few remixes on the platform were posted by creators such as @mr_faisu_07, @jannatzubair29, @hisukriti, @rjabhinavv, and @mr.mnv.
To use Remix, users need to find a reel and then tap the three-dot menu on a reel and select Remix this Reel. The screen will split into the original reel and the new one and users can start recording their remix. Once recorded, users can control the volume for the original audio, their recorded audio, and add a voiceover.
To edit volume controls they need to tap the slider icon up top, to add a voiceover tap the microphone icon up top. Instagram said only newly uploaded reels will have remix enabled.
Instagram said since the launch of Reels last year, several features have been added. They include extending the recording time limit up to 30 seconds, extending the countdown timer to 10 seconds while recording, and adding options to trim and delete clips from the timeline.
There have also been updates to the audio features, where users can now save audio clips, share audio pages, and browse for trending songs.