Instagram now lets you create reaction Reels, just like TikTok Duets

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Instagram has done it again. He copied another popular feature from TikTok called Duets and renamed it “Remix”.

It’s pretty straightforward to use: hit the three-dot menu on any existing reel, select the “Remix this reel” option and start recording your own clip. These Remixed Reels will appear in the Reels tab. Additionally, you will be able to see who remixed your own reels via the Activity tab.

The feature is already rolled out to all Instagram apps and will be enabled on all Reels posted through public accounts.

The advantage of this feature import is that creators in countries like India, where TikTok is not available, will be able to easily create short collaborative videos.

The Facebook-owned social network is not the only one copying TikTok, however. Last week, TechCrunch reported that Snapchat is also working on a Duets-like feature – also known as Remix. The name may have to be rethought now.

Instagram is trying to take TikTok’s popularity with new features and apps. Last month, it launched its 2MB Lite app in 170 countries and said support for Reels will arrive soon.

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Published April 1, 2021 – 05:49 UTC


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