How Long Can Reels Be On Instagram? 2024 Update

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    Muhid Suleman

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    Muhid Suleman, An expert writer from Pureprivacy's content team, Dedicate to make data privacy simple and accessible for you. Muhid, Our Content Wizard, weaves tales about online privacy using simple and user friendly procedures. He firmly believes that online privacy is your right and a big deal in the digital jungle.

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  • 10 May 2024
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Reel it in, but how much? 

Instagram Reels are captivating short-form videos.

But before you show your creative vision, it's crucial to understand the length restrictions. 

This guide explains how long Instagram Reels can be. 

We'll explore the current maximum and find potential workarounds if your video exceeds the standard limit.

What is the Maximum Length of Instagram Reels?

The maximum duration that an Instagram video can run for is 60-90 seconds. However, you'll only see a video on Instagram for a short time. Social media users favor videos that are short, quick, and interesting.

When users navigate through their Instagram feed and find a video post, they can watch a 60-second preview before deciding whether or not to watch the complete video. Regarding the length limits of different types of Instagram videos:

  • The Instagram Live video limit is four hours.
  • Instagram Reels' maximum video duration is 90 seconds.
  • Instagram Story videos have a maximum length of 60 seconds.

How to Trim Videos to Meet Their Length on Instagram

So you know your Instagram Reels are limited to 90 seconds. 

But what happens if your clip runs over time? 

The good news is that reducing video content is simple with the correct tools! 

This means you can remove unnecessary content and convert any video into an Instagram-compatible Reel. 

To trim Reels on Instagram, follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Open the Instagram app, launch your preferred Reel project, and upload a video.

Open the Instagram app, launch your preferred Reel project

Step 2: Tap the "Edit video" icon in your screen's bottom left corner.

Tap the "Edit video" icon in your screen's bottom left corner

Step 3: Click on your clip in the editing timeline, then push and drag the yellow slider to change the duration of the video.

Click on your clip in the editing timeline, then push and drag the yellow slider to change the duration of the video.

Step 4: Use the slider to select the desired video duration.

You may also use the split option to remove a video clip segment. Place the marker at the start of the portion you wish to remove, then select "Split". Do the same at the end of this video. Click on the clip and select "Discard".

Step 5: Once satisfied with your changes, click the "Blue Arrow" in the upper right corner of your screen.

Once satisfied with your changes, click the "Blue Arrow" in the upper right corner of your screen.

Step 6: Before publishing your Instagram Reel or saving it as a draft, make any more changes, including a thumbnail and caption.

Before publishing your Instagram Reel or saving it as a draft, make any more changes, including a thumbnail and caption.

Step 7: To change the playing speed, pick the Speed option at the bottom of the screen and drag the appropriate slider.

While keeping your videos brief and exciting is essential for attracting attention on Instagram, going beyond the platform's maximum length will be fine. 

The more significant problem is the security dangers related to third-party apps. To reduce these dangers, consider using Instagram's built-in editing tools. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How do I share a Reel that is longer than 90 seconds?

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    Unfortunately, Reels are now limited to 90 seconds in length. Suppose you post a longer video than this; you should split it into sections, redirect visitors to another video-sharing network, or use live-streaming capabilities to reach your target audience.

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    The recommended length is 15 to 30 seconds. However, it depends on changing Instagram algorithms. Some editing programs for Reels may help you tailor the video to the appropriate size and format.

  • What is the limit for Instagram videos?

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    Videos that appear in the feed or a post can only be 60 seconds long. Instagram Stories videos are typically composed of 15-second video clips that can be combined to form longer videos. The maximum length of an Instagram Story is 15 seconds.

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Engage Safely With Others on Instagram!

While Instagram Reels allows for lengths ranging from 15 to 90 seconds for in-app recordings and up to 15 minutes for pre-recorded uploads, security should be a top priority. 

When posting pre-recorded Reels, be aware of the video's source and any personal information it may contain. 

Remember that recording straight within the app is always preferred for maximum security.