How to Add Text to Instagram Reels at Different Times

While watching Instagram Reels, you may have seen videos where text appears and disappears at different times. You might be wondering how Instagrammers create and add timed text to Reels. Well, it's not difficult at all. You can do it directly within the Instagram app or even use a third-party app. In this article, we will cover both methods and show you how to add text to Instagram Reels at different times using Android and iPhone.

Method 1: Add Text to Reels Using Instagram App

The Instagram app offers a native way to add text to Instagram Reels at different times. You can add multiple text elements in a way that the first text disappears at a particular time and a new text pops up after that.

Follow these steps to add text at different times to Instagram Reels:

  1. In the Instagram app, on the Reel editing screen, tap on the Aa icon at the top to add text to your Reel.

  2. Type your text and customize it. Hit the Done button. Similarly, add multiple texts.

  3. To put text at different times on your Reel, tap on the Edit video button at the bottom.

  4. Tap on the text whose timing you want to change on the video timeline. Drag the yellow slider using the endpoints to adjust its start and end timing on the video.

  5. Tap on the Reel to close the timeline view. Similarly, you can adjust the duration of the text to show them at different times.

Finally, make other changes to your Reel (add audio, stickers, doodle, etc.) or edit the text and then publish it.

How to Edit Text in Reels

Once you have added text to your video, you can edit it in multiple ways. To change the text style, tap on the text present at the top of the video. You will see the regular text editing options that allow you to change the color, style, background color, and alignment.

  • Change Text Font and Style: Enter the text editing mode by tapping on the text. You will find various font styles at the bottom of the video. Tap on them to preview the text.

  • Change Text Color: Tap on the color palette icon at the top to select a different color for your text. Use the color picker icon on the color palette screen to choose a color from your video.

  • Animate Text: You can also animate text in Reels by using the Animate option. To do so, tap on the Animate icon.

  • Move and Resize Text: Drag the text to change its position. Similarly, use the pinch in and out gesture on the text to resize it. Using the same gesture, you can also rotate it.

Similarly, edit other texts in a similar manner.

Method 2: Add Text to Reels Using Third-Party Apps

If the above method doesn't work for you or you prefer using third-party apps, there are several video editing apps available that can help you add text to Instagram Reels at different times. These apps offer better text effects, animations, font styles, and are much easier to use.

Let's check the steps using the VN video editor app:

  1. Install the VN Video editor app on your Android phone or iPhone.

  2. Download your Instagram Reel to your phone's gallery so that you can add it to the VN app.

  3. Open the VN app and tap on the add (+) icon at the bottom. Select New Project and load the video that you downloaded.

  4. Tap on the text layer and select the Text option. Choose a text style from the available options.

  5. Type your text in the available box.

  6. Tap on various tabs and change the text font, color, size, and position as per your need.

  7. Adjust the visibility or the time of the text using the edges of the text layers. You can also drag the text layer to change its timing.

Similarly, you can use other apps like InShot and Vita to add text to Instagram Reels at different times.

Create Amazing Instagram Reels

Instagram offers cool features to edit Reel videos directly in the app. But if those options don't satisfy your requirements, you can always rely on Reel editing apps. These apps not only let you add text to Reels but can come in handy to add transitions, effects, filters, and much more. You can even create video collages and add them to your Reels.

So, go ahead and get creative with your Instagram Reels by adding text at different times using the methods mentioned above. Get ready to impress your followers with engaging and captivating Reel videos!