How to Use Instagram Reels Templates
Good news: Instagram Reels Templates are super easy to use.
Here are two ways to access the feature:
Use Templates Within the Video Editor
Repurpose an Existing Reel Template
P.S. If video is more your style, check out this quick YouTube tutorial:
#1: How to Use Reels Templates Within the Video Editor
You can access Instagram Reels templates within the Reels video editor.
Here’s how in three easy steps:
Step 1: Head to the Reels tab and tap the camera icon
Step 2: Slide to the “Templates” tab in the video editor
Here you’ll see multiple Reels ideas that you can use to create your own.
Step 3: Find a template you like, then tap “Use Template”
You’ll be prompted to add photos or videos from your camera roll.
NOTE: The “Templates” tab in the Reels editor may still be rolling out to users.
#2: How to Repurpose an Existing Reel Template
To repurpose an existing Reels template, follow these basic steps:
Step 1: Scroll your Reels feed until you spot a Reel with a “Use template” sticker icon
It’ll appear above the name of the creator.
Alternatively, tap the three-dot menu icon and select “Use as template”:
Once selected, you’ll see the time stamps for each clip in a Reel.
Step 2: Tap “Add media” to replace the clips with your own from your camera roll
Choose a variety of clips (like closeups and scenery) to give your Reel dimension.
NOTE: Reels Templates are only available for Reels with multiple clips that have been edited together within Instagram. If a video has been fully edited outside of the app, Instagram cannot identify the different time stamps for each clip.