Instagram Reels is a content format that allows you to create and share 15-second videos with others in a new dedicated Feed on the Explore page. It’s Facebook’s new feature to compete with TikTok, which is also for short-form videos and is especially popular for Gen Z.

First launched in Brazil in late 2019, Instagram Reels are now available for over 50 other countries, including the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, and Japan, on both iOS and Android.

Despite being criticized as a “TikTok copycat,” Instagram Reels has gained positive responses from influencers and brands. Many creators said they planned to experiment with Reels while maintaining their presence on TikTok. Brands like SephoraWalmart, and Beardbrand are already using Reels.

So, what is Instagram Reels? How does it work? How can you, as a brand, use it in your marketing strategy? Let’s jump into this guide to find out the answers for all of your questions!

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