Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

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Facebook’s Instagram is officially launching its answer to the hit short video app TikTok Instagram Reels, AP reported.

The new Instagram feature will let users record and edit 15-second videos with audio, and will let users add visual effects. Users will be able to share Reels with followers in Instagram in a dedicated section called Reels in Explore, or in the Story feature where posts disappear after 24 hours. The Reels option will be available in the Instagram app. The company has been testing Reels in Brazil since November and in France, Germany and India since earlier this summer.