Who can see and share my reels on Instagram?

Who can see and share your reels follows your account's privacy settings:

  • For public accounts: Anyone on Instagram can see and share your reels. People may see your reels on Explore and places like effect, hashtag and audio pages. Anyone on Instagram can record a reel using your original audio.
  • For private accounts: Only your approved followers can see and share your reels. When someone shares your reel, only your followers will be able to see it. No one will be able to record a reel using your original audio.

Keep in mind, reels you post to Explore will appear in the Reels tab on your Instagram profile. Reels you post to Feed will also appear on your main profile grid. Reels shared to Stories and Direct will disappear in 24 hours and won’t appear on your profile.

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