Meta-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram has confirmed that it’s testing a change that turns video posts into reels.
According to TechCrunch, the company said the change, which is currently being tested with select users around the world, is part of Instagram’s plan to simplify videos in the app.
“We’re testing this feature as part of our efforts to simplify and improve the video experience on Instagram,” a Meta spokesperson was quoted as saying in an email.
A screenshot posted to Twitter by social media consultant Matt Navarra showed that people who take the test see an in-app message that says “Video posts are now shared as reels.”
The message states that if your account is public and you post a video that will eventually be turned into a character, anyone can discover your character and use your original audio to create their character, the report said.
If your account is set to private, your reel will only be visible to your followers, it added.
The message also noted that once you’ve posted a reel, if your account is public, anyone can create a remix using your reel. However, you can prevent people from reshuffling your reels in your account settings.