2022 has come to a close and what a year it has been! For a lot of Instagram users, the year has been all about making memories and now it’s finally time to relive them. If you want to learn more about making reels with a recap of all your memories this year, you have come to the right place. In this article, we will be discussing everything you need to know about the Recap Reels feature on Instagram.
Many people may already have seen Instagram’s ‘Create Your 2022 Recap Reel’ by now. While the app has many options to simply use such features to create a video automatically, you also have the choice to choose your own videos and clips from your past reels. If you are an avid Reels maker, this is definitely good news for you.
What are Instagram Reels?
Instagram Reels refers to the feature that the app provides its users. You can have an access to Instagram Reels for free. Moreover, this feature has given content creators a great way to expand their follower base while helping them to create some engaging content at the same time.
Instagram Reels allows users to make from 15 seconds to 60 seconds long videos. Whatsoever, the Instagram algorithm suggests that the shorter the video, the better it is. Needless to say, Instagram Reels have become a safe haven for many people who have been earning revenue through the platform. Content creators and businesses have been making the best use of the Instagram feature and using it to create some really addictive and engaging content.
Recap Reels on Instagram
On your timeline, you may have already found the “Create Your 2022 Recap Reel” option. In order to begin, you can simply just click on the “Get Started” button. Instagram quoted,” After choosing your template and narration, you’ll manually select your own content – videos, photos, and memories – from the past year to feature in your Reel and share with your followers.”
However, if you can’t find the option and want to get a recap video, you should definitely follow the steps below:
Make a Reel First
Before you jump into any other steps, you have to make a reel first. In case you cannot find the option to make a recap reel on your timeline, to begin with, this step is going to come in handy for you. Click on the camera icon that you will find on the topmost right corner of your Reels page.
Choose the Template That You Want
After you make the reel, you will find an option to choose a template. Choose one that you like. You are likely to find the Template button at the bottom of the page.
Select All the Pictures and Videos You Want in Your Recap Reels
Replace the reel that you made with all the reels that you have recorded throughout the year on Instagram. You also have the choice to select pictures and videos from your gallery. This step is not complicated at all. All you have to do is go to “Recents”.
Publish Your Reels
This is the last step, you still have the option to screen save your reels if you want to enjoy the video privately. However, if you are looking to share glimpses of your 2022 with your friends, family, and followers, post the reels. The reels will come visible to everyone who follows you. And, if your Instagram profile is not set to private, users who don’t follow you can also view, like, comment, and share your reels given that you have set all your post settings to public.
How Long Can You Use the Recap Reels Template?
This has been a matter of curiosity for many people. Well, to break the ice, this template will remain open for use to all Instagram users till the start of 2023. Make all the amazing videos that you wish to with the help of this template and go through your year.
In the same way, if you are wondering if your video will be gone once the template availability ends, you are wrong. Even after the time period for this template finishes, you can still find the recap video from 2022 in your IG post area. Moreover, you can even pin the reels if you want your viewers to see them before any other reels on your profile.
Instagram Reels have really come up with this innovative way that has increased the engagement rate among all content creators including big celebrities all over the world. While many celebrities have made Instagram recap videos to show how amazing, stressful, or life-changing their 2022 has been, they even got their fans to share the videos on their own profiles. Similarly, many content creators and businesses have used this as an opportunity to show their thankfulness to their fans and customers.