Instagram launches another TikTok feature with ‘Remix’ for Reels

Instagram is officially launching a new feature called Remix for its Reels page. This function had been in beta testing for a while, and now it’s available to all users. It’s the latest step in Instagram’s competition with TikTok.

Author Ad Placeholder
Will only appear on redesign env.

Remix is similar to what TikTok offers with its Duets function. Basically, you can react or interact with another person’s video while adding some creativity to it. Here’s how it works:

  • Click on the share button
  • Remix This Reel
  • Start recording your video

It’s possible to use Reels with other Instagram features, such as speeding up the video, writing, adding filters, and more. Instagram also allows users to enable remixing older reels as well.

Instagram tweeted about this feature:

Competition is ripe in the social networking industry right now. Last week, we reported that Snapchat was also testing its own Remix feature to compete with TikTok Duets. Clubhouse also has so many competitors now, making it similar to the Stories trend. Who needs that many places to post an image that’s going to be deleted in 24 hours?

If you want to try remixing reels on Instagram, download the latest version of the app from the App Store.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel



Avatar for José Adorno José Adorno

Brazilian tech Journalist. Author at 9to5Mac. Previously at Rede Globo, the main TV broadcaster in Latin America.

Got tips, feedback, or questions?