Put up Reels Quicker and Effectively on Instagram

In this article, we give you a glimpse of five awesome tricks that will streamline your reels creation process and make posting faster and easier than ever.

By incorporating these strategies into your posting process, you can create eye-catching reels without being tied to your phone for hours. So get ready to take your Instagram game to the next level.

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Tip #1: Use the timer for hands-free recording

Instead of wasting precious editing time cutting out the part where you press the record button, just use the timer or gesture tool available on Instagram.

With these handy features, you can start recording hands-free without any extra effort. It is a small adjustment that can save you a lot of time in the editing process.

I’ll explain to you how it works.

1. When in Reels, tap the timer button before recording.

2. Then you tap on the amount of time you want, I’ll just leave it at 3 seconds and then tap on “Set timer”.

Set coil timer screen for delayed start

3. When you start recording your reel, a 3 second timer playback will now play before the camera starts recording.

The timer display is set for your Instagram reel

This gives you room to set up and helps you avoid extra editing at the beginning of your reel.

Some people like the 10 seconds to prep 😉… it’s up to you!

Tip #2 Reels Trends

Now to our second tip “Reels Trends”. Instagram just released an update that brings you inspiration and insights into the app’s popular and trending content at the moment.

This feature provides a central place to find trending audio and hashtags, making it much easier to create engaging reels. We’ll show you where to find it.

1. Go to your profile and look for the “Professional Dashboard” field under your bio. Tap on it.

Notified the location of your professional dashboard on your Instagram account.

2. Then scroll all the way down, look for the “Tips and Resources” section and tap on “Roles and Trends”.

Professional dashboard on Instagram with tips and resources for Reels trends

3. Here you will see two different tabs: Audio and Hashtags. Under Audio you can see how many times the audio has been used. Tap on it to use it yourself or save it for later. Under Hashtags, you can check trending hashtags for your post descriptions.

Screenshot of Reels Trends showing the audio and hashtag trends screen

This can save you a lot of time scrolling and scrolling to find trending audio content to post. You can go straight to the source from your professional dashboard!

Tip #3: Use the maximum roll length

Let’s come to the third tip: Use the maximum coil length when recording original sound.

Sometimes you’re not sure exactly how long your reel will last, especially if you’re demonstrating a process or interacting directly with your audience. Setting your reel to the maximum time available gives you flexibility.

It also helps you avoid the frustration of having to start over if you slightly exceed the allotted length. It’s about giving yourself some breathing space and avoiding annoying repetition.

Remember, when you’re using Instagram audio, the so-called audio available in the app or from someone else’s reel, the length is often chosen for you. So this is mostly the case when you’re recording from scratch with your own sound, like in a talking head video.

Tip #4: Consistency with text and caption style

Tip number four: Choose a consistent text or caption style and stick with it. We know how tempting it can be to experiment with different text styles and fonts, but constantly changing your approach can eat up a significant chunk of your precious time. Instead, find a style that resonates with your brand and audience and stick with it. This not only saves you time, but also creates a consistent and recognizable appearance that strengthens your brand identity. Consistency is the key!

This is something SO MANY of our customers are busy with and can really waste a lot of time. Make sure readability is your priority, make the font and colors clear and readable, then set it and forget it! As a beginner, focus first on providing valuable content.

When you’re new to a platform and taking in so much, it helps to stick to one view and avoid making a series of decisions with each post.

Fewer decisions = get things done faster!

Tip #5: Harness the power of ChatGPT

This amazing tool can completely transform your posting process. ChatGPT helps you brainstorm engaging post ideas, create compelling descriptions, and more.

It’s like having your personal content brainstorming assistant right at your fingertips. It’s a fantastic way to save time and tap into creative inspiration.

We’d like to know if you’ve tried ChatGPT and what you think of it.

With the right questions (prompts), it can be a HUGE time saver in your business, and we want to help you use it the right way!

If you’re ready to take your time-saving skills to the next level, click the link below and sign up for our FREE training. It says “Save time on Instagram with ChatGPT”.

In this training, we will guide you step by step through using ChatGPT for Instagram Marketing. It’s perfect for busy business owners, especially those who feel like newbies to social media and overwhelmed with posting or using new technology. We are here for you! Sign up below and we hope to see you there!

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Those were our five time-saving strategies for creating Instagram Reels. We hope you found these tips valuable and insightful.

Saving time doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality. These powerful strategies will have you creating stunning reels in no time.

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