Instagram Reels has a new video editing feature: Remix.

Remix allows users to record a video in response to an existing role – much like TikTok’s popular Duet feature. It’s a new way to work with developers and expand your reach on Instagram Reels.

Ready to dive into the details? We share everything we know about the new feature:

What is the Instagram Reels Remix feature?

Remix is Instagram rolesThe latest in video editing feature that allows users to film reactionary roles that appear alongside the original role. Users can shuffle any Instagram role as long as the original creator has remix access enabled.

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Now you can use the Remix function in roles to create your own role next to an existing one 🎭

Whether you’re capturing your reaction, responding to friends, or using your own magic in trending, Remix is ​​another way to collaborate on Instagram ✨

– Instagram (@instagram) March 31, 2021

While this feature is new to Instagram, it’s not a completely new concept. In fact, it’s very similar to TikTok’s duet functionwhere users can film split screen reaction videos.

This new format is great for comedic reactions, dance collaborations, and taking on challenges – and we’re already seeing Instagram developers flex their creative muscles.

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How to enable or disable remix for roles

By activating Remix, you open your content to millions of potential collaborations. Think about the possibilities – it’s an incredible way to expand reach and go viral.

When you remix a role, the original video appears on the left and the new role appears on the right. In the lower left corner, Instagram will automatically give the correct credit to the original creator in the new video.

However, if you don’t want to open your video to millions of Instagram users, you can toggle the feature on and off.

There are two ways to do this. You can either change your privacy settings (for all roles) or after you have approved each individual role.

How to enable or disable Remix in Instagram Settings

Step 1: Go to your Instagram settings and select “Privacy”. Then tap on “Roles”.

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Step 2: Check or uncheck “Enable Remix”.Using the new feature of Instagram Reels

This will enable or disable Remix for all of your Instagram roles.

NOTE: Depending on your region and device, roles may not appear in this menu. If so, move on to the next set of instructions.

To enable or disable Remix for a single role:

Step 1: Choose your role and tap on the three dots. Then tap “Enable Remix” to turn it on, or “Disable Remix” to turn it off.

Using the new editing function for Instagram roles

How to Remix an Instagram Role

The new feature for Instagram roles is very easy to use.

First, select the Instagram role that you want to remix. You can shuffle any previously added roles or roles from other creators (provided the account owner has Remix Access enabled).

Step 1: Select the video and tap on the three dots. If the user has enabled Remix, “Remix This Reel” will be displayed.

New feature for Instagram roles

Step 2: Record or Upload Your New Role. You will notice that the new video appears on the right side of the screen.

You can change the speed, apply effects, touch up, set a timer and align.

Using the Remix Tool

Step 3: Next, it’s time to edit your video. You can draw and add text, add a voiceover, mix the audio, and insert stickers.

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To mix or change the audio, tap the mix sticker. Select “Edit”. Here you can select a new part of the original audio or select a new song by clicking on “Change”.

Using the remix function

Step 4: Write a caption and choose your video settings. When you’re ready to post, tap Share.

And there you have it. Everything you need to know about Instagram’s latest video editing feature.

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Jessica Worb

Jessica is a creative problem solver and content writer. Jessica comes from Winnipeg, a city in the middle of Canada. She currently lives and works in Paris, France. Follow us on @jessicaworb.