Sunday, May 23, 2021

Tips & Tricks for Viral Instagram Reels! #BornOnInstagram

 A few months ago, Instagram invited me to be a part of 'Born on Instagram: Reels Edition'. Via this initiative, I get to attend workshops, interact with the team and learn how to produce better content. I thought I should share some of the useful things with everyone here. I am totally hooked to reels, making as well as watching. Each time someone tells me they smile when they see my reels, they look forward to mom and son reels on my handle or that I made their day - I know, that I am doing something right. And then, for me, it not about the 1m views, but even that ONE smile. Here are some tried and tested hacks you can try:

1. POST ON FEED AND REMOVE

So my mind was blown by this hack. Many times you may not want your reel to be a part of your feed or grid for aesthetic or other reasons. When you publish a reel, allow posting on feed, and after publishing remove the feed preview. Your reel will still show to all your followers on their feed. Try it, it works.

2. FOR IPHONE 12 / 12PRO / 12PRO MAX USERS

I love my iPhone 12 Pro's wide camera. The 0.5 allows you to capture so much more in every frame.  I had no idea that I just had to pinch my screen and zoom out to be able to use the wide-angle to create reels too! It makes life so much easier!

3. HOW TO GET SOMEONE'S ATTENTION

Transitions, transitions, and transitions! Whether you jump, clap, throw something at the camera or block it using your palm - transition reels are always a super-duper hit! Everyone seems to love the before and after outcomes! Try it - it may feel difficult in the beginning, but you will soon get a hang of it and get seamless at them transitions! (I myself am still getting there).

4. LOOK OUT FOR TRENDING CHALLENGES

There are dance, singing, talent, or funny challenges to copy every other day! So if you're not able to think of content, you can always try your own version of the fun challenges! I love the dance challenges the most - they look dope, and it helps me come out of my comfort zone and try to match the steps. You must have seen the Riko Riko Challenge, Iko Iko Challenge, One Dance Challenge etc on your feed in the last couple of months They are so fun!

5. REMIX AND COLLABORATE!

Instagram bought on the famous Tik Tok duets in form of remix wherein you can copy, react to or do anything fun and creative by remixing anyone's reel! You can also allow others to remix your reel by checking allow remixes option on your reel - you may disable it as well if you don't want others remixing to your original reels.

Know of more guaranteed, sure-shot tricks to successful reels? Mention them in the comments and I will try them out next.

No comments:

Post a Comment