Instagram is officially launching Instagram Reels in to answer the hit short video app TikTok . Instragram launched Reels in Brazil for testing, After
Instagram is officially launching Instagram Reels in to answer the hit short video app TikTok . Instragram launched Reels in Brazil for testing, After TikTok ban Instagram has a great chance to attract more users.

Instagram launches new feature -- Instagram Reels

The new Instagram feature will let users to record and edit 15-second video clips with audio(like TikTok), and will let users add visual effects(like blue, filter, etc.). Users will be able to share Reels with followers in Instagram in a dedicated section known as Reels in Explore, or in the Story feature where posts disappear after 24 hours.

The Reels option will likely be available in the Instagram app. Instagram has been testing and getting reviews about Reels in Brazil since November and in France, Germany and India since earlier this summer.

Facebook has a long tradition of cloning competitive companies. The Instagram “Story” characteristic, which lets folks share photos and videos that expire in 24 hours, is just like Snapchat.

Instagram Reels is displayed on a Smartphone on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in New York. Fb's Instagram is officially launching its reply to the hit short video app TikTok - Instagram Reels. The brand new Instagram function will let users record and edit 15-second movies with audio, and can let user add visible results. 

Users will have the ability to share Reels with followers in Instagram in a devoted part known as Reels in Discover, or within the Story characteristic the place posts disappear after 24 hours.

Fb earlier launched a TikTok knockoff called Lasso in 2018, but closed that down in July. It additionally tried services just like Snapchat known as Slingshot and Poke before Instagram Stories caught on. However those were separate apps — it might have extra success with a feature built into Instagram.

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Actually, copying Snapchat’s features was successful for Instagram in part as a result of Snapchat app was difficult to figure out for new users. They were already snug with Instagram. 

For Reels to succeed, Facebook must more video creators away from TikTok. This might be easier to do with Instagram Reels since many creators are already on Instagram. In response to published reports that Facebook's Instagram is paying TikTok influencers to join Reels, Instagram mentioned in a statement that the company “have a long history of reaching out to rising creators and dealing to break new stars on Instagram.”

As with earlier products, we remain committed to investing in each our creators and their overall experience, and in sure cases, we may assist cover production costs for their creative ideas,” the company stated.

"TikTok, in turn, launched a $200 million “creator fund” in July that it says will grow to over $1 billion within the U.S. in the next three years and more than double that widely, to pay video creators for their material."

TikTok, however, is under fire, possibly opening a chance for Instagram.

Microsoft is in talks to buy a (share)part of TikTok in what would be a forced sale, following threats from President Donald Trump to ban the Chinese-country video app, which claims 100 million U.S. users and lots of of millions globally.

Experts think Facebook has a chance to lure in young users with Reels, but its success is not assured.

“Instagram has put a lot of effort into developing Reels and making it engaging to TikTok users and the creators who work on the app, but I’m not sure it can replace TikTok,” Williamson added. “Even if TikTok were to be banned in the U.S. (which I think is unlikely to happen), users would find a way to keep using it. They're incredibly loyal and protective of TikTok.”

Since early July, some TikTok users have been posting videos urging viewers to comply with them to other platforms like Instagram, reflecting the threat of a TikTok ban. Mary Keane-Dawson, Group CEO on the influencer marketing agency Takumi, mentioned the creators she works with have been unhappy, angry and upset about the threat of a ban. Still, they’re “pragmatic,” she mentioned, and the good ones were already active on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.

Reels is debuting in over 50 nations, including the U.S., the U.K., Japan, Australia and others, in addition to officially launching in the test nations — Brazil, France, Germany and India.

Instagram has more than a billion users worldwide.


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