5 Reel Formats to Boost Your IG Skills

Instagram recently introduced its new feature in the form of short videos known as “Reels”. The feature allows users to upload short videos combined with music and special effects as well as other creative tools like backgrounds, stickers, and filters. Reels can be made using a series of clips or a single clip in one go. 

Since the day of its launch, Instagram users are loving this feature and today, the majority of the people are showing interest in making these small creative videos. They can be in the form of mini vlogs, informational videos, a piece of advice or news, pictures, lip-sync, etc. People are indulged in making reels and posting them on their handles. It is quite fun and addicting at the same time. 

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Do you love making reels? 

Here are some reel formats to help you boost your Instagram handle:


Reels can be used in making mini-tutorials. It can be related to makeup, fashion, clothing or styling an outfit. A proper procedure is explained in a tutorial within a few seconds which is convenient and interesting at the same time. In case of detailed information, people also use the IGTV video feature in place of reels to explain the idea clearly. 

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People indulge themselves in intriguing and crazy challenges which are trendy. Every day some new trend or challenge is up on the platform, which is followed by all the reel lovers. Be it a dance challenge, a workout challenge, a game or any other funny challenge. 

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People are fond of creating lip-syncing reels wherein they play their favourite music or dialogue and go along with it. It is full of expressions. Not everyone can make these kinds of reels because it can be hard to nail them. While they often perform extremely well if done correctly, they can be tricky to make. We want to be sure that we’re creating content that’s great from the start so that our reels perform well. Here are a few tips for you to make an impressive lip-syncing reel:

  • Practice the sound over and over.
  • Write down the script or music lyrics
  • Film lip-sync reel in shorter videos
  • Limit the amount of time you re-do a lip-sync reel
  • Your reels don’t have to be 100% perfect


Instagram Reels users love lists just as much as they love how-tos. They offer speedy, convenient and useful tips in uncomplicated and digestible ways. So, if you're looking for a content type that will instantly add value to your audience, then lists are a great option.

Here are a few things you can list to spark your creativity:

  • Tips
  • Products
  • Tools
  • Services
  • Hacks
  • Procedure


Compiling various clips together in a reel is one of the most lovable formats by the reels users, as it is appealing to the eye and sometimes interesting too. You can record and edit 15-30 second multi-clip videos with audio, effects, timer, speed and new creative tools. 

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