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Instagram Finally Enables Music And Reels In Malaysia

It’s only been two years….
carleen
23 Mar 2021, 04:00 PM
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Main mage via Later + Business Insider

 

For the past two years, us Instagram users in Malaysia have been looking on enviously as other users around the world enjoyed the platform’s music feature on their Stories.

 

We couldn’t even hear the music being played in the background of these stories…

 

But finally, it is here. Instagram’s Music and Reels has finally made its way to Malaysia.

 

via GIPHY

 

Introduced in 2018, the music function was first lanched in Brazil and it then made its way to the US, UK, Japan and Australia.

 

Reels however is still fairly new and was introduced in August 2020.

 

Fortunately, we don’t have to wait as long as we did for Reels.

 

instagram finally enables music and reels in malaysiaImage via Instagram

 

This morning, many Malaysian Instagram users woke up and were pleasantly surprised to find the addition buttons on our apps.

 

For those unfamiliar with both features, we’ll take you through them.

 

Music for Stories allows you to add a soundtrack to your video. To access it, tap to add a sticker and you’ll see a new music icon nestled between the previously available functions.


From there, a library filled with thousands of songs will be available and you can search for the perfect soundtrack by mood, genre or what’s popular. Tap on the play button and you’ll be able to hear a preview.

 

Once you’ve selected your song, you can fast-forward or rewind through the song to choose the exact part that fits your story.

 

instagram finally enables music and reels in malaysiaImage via Instagram

 

Reels on the other hand, is Instagram’s answer to Tik Tok. You can create fun videos for your followers by recording and editing 15-second multi-clip videos with the audio, effects, and new creative tools.

 

Reels can be shared with your followers on Feed and those with a public account will be able to reach to a wider Instagram community in Explore.

 

You can access the Reels function at the bottom of the app’s camera and from there you’ll see a variety of creative editing tools on the left including Audio, AR Effects, Timer and Countdown, Align, and Speed.

 

These 15-second videos can be recorded in a series of clips – one at a time, all at once or by using videos from your gallery.

 

instagram finally enables music and reels in malaysiaImage via Instagram

 

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to create some fun content with these new features!

 

Which feature would you be using first? Music or Reels? Let us know!

 

 

Info via Instagram Reels + Instagram Music

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