How to Create Instagram Reels with Photos and Videos

Instagram Reels have become a popular way to express creativity and share moments with your followers. While Reels are primarily made up of videos, you might want to add a still picture to enhance your content. So, can you make a Reel with photos? The answer is yes! In this article, we will show you how to create Instagram Reels with multiple photos or videos on both Android and iOS devices.

How to Make a Reel With Multiple Photos and Videos on Instagram

Instagram offers a convenient way to create Reels using multiple photos and videos. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the Instagram app and go to the Reels screen.
  2. Tap on the “Select multiple” icon at the top. Then, choose the photos or videos you want to include in your Reel. Tap “Next” to proceed to the editing screen.

Note: If the Select multiple icon is not available, touch and hold any of the photos. This will activate the selection circle, allowing you to choose the photos you want.

  1. You will now see the video timeline screen. Tap on a photo or video to select it. Adjust the duration by dragging the yellow corners of the slider. Customize the duration of each individual picture or video in your Reel.

Tip: If you don't see the timeline, tap on the “Edit video” button to display it.

  1. Tap on “Reorder” to rearrange the pictures or videos in your Reel. Once you have added all the photos, you can include text, music, and audio to enhance your Reels.

How to Make Reels on Instagram With Photos Using InShot App

If the native method doesn't meet your requirements, you can use free video editing apps like InShot to create a Reel video from multiple pictures and videos. Here's how:

  1. Open the InShot app on your Android or iPhone.
  2. Select “Videos” from the menu.
  3. Choose the photos or videos you want to include in your Reel and tap the green checkmark icon.
  4. You will be taken to the timeline view where you can customize your Reel. Here are a few quick tips to create a Reel in the InShot app:
  • Tap on “Canvas” and select the 9:16 frame.
  • Adjust the duration of each photo or video.
  • Change the transition effect between clips.
  • Apply changes to all photos and videos in your frame.
  • Add text, stickers, music, and more directly from the InShot app.
  1. Once your Reel is ready, tap on the “Save” button to download it to your phone. Choose the resolution for your Reel video and upload it to Instagram Reels.

Tip: If you see the InShot watermark on your Reel, tap on the cross (x) icon and watch a video to remove it.

How to create a reel on Instagram for your business using Videoleap

  1. Open Videoleap: Launch the Videoleap app on your device.
  2. Choose a Template: Browse through the template library in Videoleap and select a template that resonates with your brand or the story you want to tell.
  3. Insert Your Clips: Once you've chosen a template, customize it by tapping on the placeholder areas and adding your footage. You can upload videos or images from your device's gallery directly into the template.
  4. Edit Your Reel: Explore Videoleap's editing features to fine-tune your reel. Adjust colors, apply filters, add text, music, or other effects to enhance your video.
  5. Preview and Adjust: Preview your creation to ensure everything looks and sounds as expected. Make any necessary adjustments to the placement, duration, or effects.
  6. Export and Share: Once you're satisfied with your reel, export it in high quality and share it directly to Instagram. Celebrate as your professionally crafted reel captivates your audience and garners views.

For more tips on creating stunning Instagram Reels, click here.  

Wrap Up: Making Reels on Instagram With Photos

Now you know how to add photos to your Instagram Reels using the methods mentioned above. While the native method should suffice, the InShot app comes in handy if you encounter any issues. To further enhance your Instagram game, consider using free Reel editing apps to create engaging and unique videos. Get creative and start making captivating Reels to share with your followers!