Meta is updating Facebook Reels, and you’ll know all about the updates by the end of this blog. So, let’s begin.
1. Facebook Reels Are Now 90-Seconds Long
For starters, you can now record reels of up to 90 seconds instead of 60. But doesn’t that beat the initial concept of promoting short-form video content? Yes and no.
With time, every social media app that once allowed users to upload short-form videos with a time limit of a minute has gradually moved away from such restrictions.
Take Instagram as an example, or Tik Tok. In the beginning, Insta reels were 15 seconds long, which increased to 30, then to 60, and now the limit is 90 seconds. The same happened with Tik Tok, and today you can upload a 10-minute video on the app.
Increasing the time limit of reels by 30 seconds also gives Facebook creators the freedom to make more expressive videos while keeping the original concept of fun and fast reels in mind. This ultimately maximizes viewer satisfaction and engagement.
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2. Share Memories As Reels
Meta is also integrating Memories with Facebook reels. A new option, ‘Share as Reel,’ is now available in Facebook’s Memories prompt. As a result, you can share your memories as reels with other users.
Needless to say, this seems like Meta’s trick to attract more users toward Reels. Allowing people to share their memories as reels within the Facebook community will encourage people to interact with the format and go through other reels.
Not everyone is an expert at syncing a video with a song. However, this is no longer a problem since Meta is adding a new option called ‘Grooves,’ which will automatically align a video with the music of your choice. You can effortlessly make synced videos that look satisfying to the viewer and bring in more engagement.
4. Reels Template
Another feature Meta has added to Facebook is the Reels template. You guessed it right; this option is the same as the one on Instagram, but there are slight changes.
The Reels template option on Facebook also tells creators about trending clips, allowing them to create short videos by following the latest styles and trends.
In today’s world, this option is undoubtedly the ultimate gateway to maximize exposure by creating 90 seconds reels on the most popular topics on social media.
Helpful Insights On Facebook Reels Updates
Everything must evolve with time, which is the oldest rule in the book. But that’s not the only reason for Meta to add new features to Facebook Reels.
Over the last year, views, shares, and comments on Facebook Reels have increased exponentially. Therefore, it is sensible to introduce more options to the format to enhance the viewer and creator experience.
Furthermore, options like Grooves, Reels template, sharing Memories as Reels, and even the 90-second time limit welcomes more creators to the fold.
Creators who cannot tell a compelling story in 60 seconds or less will benefit from the increased limit. Similarly, the Reels template and Grooves will help other inexperienced creators who have a knack for creativity but lack technical skills and knowledge.
As a result, now you will see more people uploading Reels, making the platform more competitive. Ultimately, competitiveness will motivate people to improve and produce good Reels.
These new features have already been added to Facebook. So go on and try them out!
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