What is Instagram Reels

As it is self-evident from the title, Reels is a new Instagram feature. To shoot a “reel”, you have to open Stories cam and scroll down to the new option. When it’s ready, you can share it with your followers on regular Feed or in the Explore section.

It may seem that Reels are similar to Stories, but in fact they have much more in common with TikTok. They are 15-second-long clips set on popular music with different features, filters and effects.

The feature was first released in Brazil in 2019 and it immediately proved to be successful. Instagram Reels release date was 5th of August for 50 countries including the USA, and lots of short videos have already gone viral.

Unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t provide an option to download reels, so if you want to share a clip you like with a friend, let’s say via Whatsapp, you can use our special tool.

  1. Paste a Reels link to the tool

    Copy a direct link to the video you want to download. Open Clideo Video Cutter in any browser.

    Upload Instagram Reels video by pasting link

    Click a tiny arrow on the right side of the blue pane to call a drop-down menu and paste the copied link to the blank field with a chain sign. The video will be imported automatically.

    You can also upload a clip from your personal device or cloud storage accounts.

  2. Cut the Reels video and select a format

    If you want to save the video without editing, move sliders to its beginning and end to select the whole clip.

    To cut the shooting, set the start/end timing manually or by moving the sliders.

    If you extract the selected snippet, it will be processed as your new video. Ticked “Fade in” box will make it start gradually with a dark frame. “Fade out” option sets the opposite process – the video will smoothly go to complete darkness.

    Extract part of Instagram Reels video

    If you delete selected snipped, two parts of the video will be merged. Tick the box “Crossfade” to make the transition smooth and invisible.

    Delete part of Instagram Reels video

    Then choose the output format – our tool supports all the most popular ones and several less well-known extensions. The best choice for a mobile device is MP4.

    Change format of Instagram Reels video

    When you are done, click “Cut”.

  3. Save the clip

    Have a short preview and get sure that you have what you want. Then save the recording to your personal device, Google Drive or Dropbox. If you want to change anything, return to editing.

    Download Instagram Reels video