Instagram Testing Longer Reels
April 18, 2024

Behind the Scenes – Instagram Testing Longer Reels

Instagram Testing Longer Reels - Instagram is shaking things up yet again with its latest test of longer Reels video uploads. Some lucky users are now able to upload 3-minute long Reels

Instagram Testing Longer Reels!

Instagram is shaking things up yet again with its latest test of longer Reels video uploads. Some lucky users are now able to upload 3-minute long Reels, a significant increase from the previous 90-second limit.

This move by Instagram has been in the works for some time, with reports of 10-minute uploads also being explored at Instagram HQ. While longer Reels have been in the experimental phase, this is the first time they’re being tested live. However, it’s worth noting that these longer uploads are currently limited to pre-recorded videos, rather than capturing them directly through the Reels camera.

The trend towards longer videos isn’t unique to Instagram. Platforms like TikTok are also embracing extended content to cater to evolving user behaviours and to provide more engaging content. In fact, TikTok recently launched its Creator Rewards Program, incentivising users to upload longer video clips with cash rewards.

Instagram’s push for longer Reels isn’t just about keeping users entertained. It’s also about boosting engagement and opening up monetisation opportunities. Longer watch times mean more opportunities for in-stream ads, contributing to the platform’s revenue stream. As social media evolves, keeping users engaged is crucial for sustained app growth.

By embracing extended video content, brands have an opportunity to captivate audiences in new ways and drive meaningful engagement on the platform. Keep an eye out for updates as Instagram continues to innovate and evolve its Reels feature.

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