Instagram has announced a new feature called Remix that will let users create, share and add their own perspective and fun on its Reels platform.
The new feature, seen as a take on Chinese short-form video app TikTok, allows users to “remix” a reel, meaning they can upload a video next to another user’s, building on top of the original clip.
“Remix lets you create your own Reel, along-side an existing reel. Interactive 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 said in a statement on Wednesday.
Now you can use the Remix feature in Reels to create your own reel next to one that already exists 🎭
Whether you’re capturing your reaction, responding to friends or bringing your own magic to trends, Remix is another way to collab on Instagram ✨ pic.twitter.com/eU8x74Q3yf
— Instagram (@instagram) March 31, 2021
How to create your own Reel
- Tap the three-dot menu on a reel
- Select “Remix this Reel”.
- The screen will split into the original reel and your new one
- You can now start recording your Remix.
- Your recording will be side-by-side to the original reel.