Add music and effects to your reel on Instagram
If you're not seeing the music sticker in Reels, make sure your app is updated to the latest version by visiting the App Store or Google Play Store. Keep in mind that the music sticker isn't available to everyone.
When you record a reel, you’ll see a tool menu on the left. You can tap:
  • audio to search for a song in our music library. You can choose which part of the song you want to play.
  • length to change the length of your reel. This will set the maximum length of your reel.
  • effects to find and add a camera effect. Swipe up to scroll through popular effects or tap search to search for more effects.
  • speed to change the speed of your reel. This will affect both the video and audio of your clip.
  • timer to choose the length of your clip. When you return to your clip, you see a countdown before your clip starts recording.
  • layout to change the layout of your reel. You'll be able to select a different grid layout or scale for your reel below.
  • to see the end of your last clip. You can use the transparent photo to align your next clip before recording. This will only appear after you record your first clip.
  • dual camera to record a reel using the front and back camera on your device at the same time.
Note that you can also record a reel with your own audio. Learn more about using audio in your reel and who can see your reels.
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