It’s no secret that short-form video content is everywhere on social media nowadays. TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook have all been taking advantage of the affinity their audiences show for this type of content. When it comes to growing your following, these short and entertaining videos have proved to be able to grab audience attention, and hold onto it. One of the more recent additions to the short-form video game, Reels, have especially exploded in popularity since their introduction on Instagram and Facebook. As Instagram’s fastest-growing feature, let’s take a look at strategic approaches to maximize them for your audience.
By now you have likely heard of Instagram Reels, if not used them yourself. When Instagram launched their new video format in August of 2020, their answer to TikTok’s massive rise in popularity, users were able to upload up to fifteen seconds of primarily vertical videos that they could edit, add music to, and share in-app. While much has changed since then, there’s no doubt that short-form video content has become increasingly popular on social media and the Internet as a whole in recent years, starting with the now defunct Vine app. And now, vertical video content is only becoming more prevalent.