INSTAGRAM has launched a new feature called ‘Remix’ that is very similar to TikTok Duets.
Remix lets you create Reels that feature a different video right next to your new video so that you can react to clips or duet with other people.
Instagram explained: “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.”
To use Remix yourself you first need to click on a Reel you want to collaborate with.
Then click the three dots symbol at the bottom of the screen.
Remix lets you collab with existing ReelsCredit: Instagram
You should see a menu pop up.
Then just click “Remix this Reel” to twin your new Reel with the original.
You’ll get a notification if someone uses Remix on one of your own Reels.
You can only Remix public Reels.
The feature has only just started rolling out so you might not be able to see it on your own Instagram just yet or you might need to update your app to use it.
TikTok fans will notice that this feature is very similar to TikTok Duets that are very popular on the platform.
Duets involve taking someone else’s TikTok and adding your own video onto it.
Snapchat is also said to be working on a similar feature.
Instagram – the key facts
Here’s what you need to know…
- Instagram is a social network for sharing photos and videos
- It was created back in October 2010 as an iPhone-exclusive app
- A separate version for Android devices was released 18 months later
- The app rose to popularity thanks to its filters system, which lets you quickly edit your photos with cool effects
- When it first launched, users could only post square 1:1 ratio images, but that rule was changed in 2015
- In 2012, Facebook bought Instagram for $1billion in cash and stock
- In 2018, some analysts believe the app is worth closer to $100billion
- In October 2015, Instagram confirmed that more than 40billion photos had been uploaded to the app
- And in 2018, Instagram revealed that more than a billion people were using the app every month
In other news, Instagram has warned users to watch out for scammers contacting them via direct message and pretending to be from the company.
The next iPhone will revive a beloved feature and sport a brand new look.
And, Samsung has launched a “try before you buy” scheme for its most expensive mobiles to date.
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