Instagram today announced it’s making some much-needed updates to its TikTok competitor, Reels. These include the ability to make longer videos, as well as making it easier to trim video clips. It’s not going to help the feature compete against TikTok, but it could help get some Instagram natives on board.
Now users can record Reels up to 30 seconds in length. The other big changes are the ability to set the timer longer — 10 seconds now. You can also trim and delete any clip in a video, as opposed to clip you just finished recording. These are simple updates, but they definitely make it less of a headache to make a Reel, already not the most intuitive feature on Instagram.