The Instagram Reels feature was launched in 2020, around the time TikTok was banned in India. The growing reliance on short-form video formats helped Reels become popular in no time. Over the years, Instagram has added various features to Reels to make the short video format more appealing than ever.

Apart from Reels, Instagram offers various other formats such as posts, stories, live videos, among others. The fact is that most of these message or story formats can be easily saved on the phone, storing the reels in the phone gallery is a bit tricky.

Let us explain how one can download Instagram Reels on his phone. The steps are quite simple and easy to follow for everyone.

How to Download Instagram Reels

Step 1: iPhone users can download Instadp or app from App Store. Android users can install Reels Downloader from the Google Play Store.

Step 2: Once the app is downloaded, you will need to open Instagram on your smartphone.

Step 3: Go to the Reels section of the app.

Step 4: Next, copy the link of the reels you want to download to your device.

Step 5: Then open the reel download app and paste the link of the reel you want to download.

Step 6: Next you will need to tap on the Download button.

The reels will then start downloading to your smartphone. These reels will be stored in the Phone Gallery app.

How to Create Instagram Reels

Over the past few months, Meta-owned photo sharing app Instagram has added several features such as stickers, music, AR stickers and more to improve the overall Reels user experience.

To create and post Reels on Instagram, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Swipe right on the Instagram app and click on the Reels option at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2: You will then need to hold the video player icon in the middle to save the reel.

Step 3: You will then need to select an appropriate speed, add images, stickers and music among others to the reel.

Step 4: Preview the reel by clicking the Preview button to view the reel before sharing.

Step 5: To share, finally click on the share button to share with all followers.

Instagram also allows you to share your posts or Reels with your friends directly on Facebook.

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