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Introducing Instagram Reels: 5 Templates to Make Your Reels Pop

Keep it Reel! Here's everything you need to know about Instagram’s brand new format...

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Posted 06 Aug 2020
Instagram Reels

What Are Instagram Reels?

THIS JUST IN-STAGRAM! Instagram has recently launched its brand new in-app format, Instagram Reels. Positioned as Instagram’s alternative to the TikTok phenomenon, Reels gives users the ability to create short-form, in-feed videos which can be easily edited to include audio and music. 

Yet another feature taking the Instagram app beyond just snaps, Reels now joins Instagram Stories, IGTV,  Instagram Live, photo and video in the big, happy ever-growing Insta-family.

How to Use Instagram Reels

Instagram Reels are quick, fun and super easy to use. The feature allows you to upload pre-made videos, edit multiple video clips into one, or even create content, all within the Instagram app.

Offering a range of video editing tools, including speed controls, AR effects, countdown, a new align tool, and a timer, Reels enables you to create a snappy 15-second clip to share with your followers.

We’re positively reeling with excitement over this shiny new feature and its content creation possibilities. So if you want to keep it reel, here are our top 5 video templates from Envato Elements to take your Instagram Reels to the next level!

Create Instagram Reels With Top Templates

01. Glowing Scribbles by artino

Instagram Reels Template

Give your video a neon glow with this Glowing Scribbles template by artino! Containing animated glowing scribbles, backgrounds, explosions, borders, bubbles, lightning and more, this template will have your Reel up in lights in no time.

02. Dynamic Fashion Opener by JoeProduction

Instagram Reels Template

You never get a second chance at a first impression – but with this template, you won’t need one! To get your Reel off to a running start, try out this Dynamic Fashion Opener by JoeProduction.

03. Cartoon Abstract Shapes | Premiere Pro MOGRT by FlashFXbox

Instagram Reels Template

If you want to add a bit of razzle dazzle to your next Instagram Reel, try out this Cartoon Abstract Shapes template by FlashFXbox, which allows you to add abstract shapes, images, cartoons and animations to your video.

04. Modern Typography Intro by YETYYY

Instagram Reels Template

To keep your Reels looking super sleek and chic, check out this Modern Typography Intro by YETYYY! With its streamlined design and editable text and colors, this template will be sure to give your next video a modern, eye-catching look.

05. Instagram Stories by Afterdarkness75

Instagram Reels Template

With customisable images, text and colors, this Instagram Stories Template by Afterdarkness75 will give your Reel an upbeat, energetic feel. Containing a huge range of styles, openers and promos, this template selection is bound to have something for everyone.

If you want to know more about what's happening on Instagram in 2020, visit our blog where we round up Instagram trends, from IGTV to collage.

So, what are you waiting for? Go get your Reel on! And while you’re at it, check out these awesome templates for your Instagram Stories...

Instagram Stories Templates

Making an Instagram Story from scratch is one option, but many people find that choosing a cool Instagram Story template—like those available on Envato Elements and Envato Market—is a great starting point. Here are some of the top Instagram Stories Templates to take your Instagram Stories to the next level!

01. Instagram Stories by therealist_network

02. Corporate Minimal Stories by Colorama

03. Hand Drawn Instagram Stories by Atamotion

04. Instagram Stories No. 1 by Atamotion

05. Trendy Instagram Stories | Vertical and Square by motionbeard

If you’re keen to stay up to date on all things Instagram, head to the Envato blog to read up our Instagram Trends for 2020 or our vertical video guide.