How to Reply to Instagram Comments with Reels

Instagram is bringing a new feature to the table, Reels Visual Replies, allowing users to reply to comments with reels. This feature adds the original comment as a sticker to your replied reel. Let's dive into how you can reply to Instagram comments with reels.

Reply to Instagram Comments with Reels

Instagram has introduced Reels Visual Replies, integrating the Reels functionality into the core Instagram experience. This feature enables users to reply to comments on their reels with another reel. The replied reel will appear as a sticker in the comments section.

Add Reels as a Reply in Instagram Comments

To add a reel as a reply in Instagram comments, follow these steps:

  1. Open Instagram and create a trending reel.
  2. Post your reel on your account and wait for responses.
  3. Once you start receiving comments on your reel, select a relevant comment and tap on the Reply button at the bottom.
  4. Tap on the blue camera icon next to the text message. This will open the Reels interface for you to create a response reel.
  5. Instagram will add your follower's comment as a sticker to the reel interface. You can now use the usual reels editing options to create a reply.
  6. Add effects, stickers, music, and create the perfect reel as a reply.
  7. Tap Next and choose your sharing options for the reel. You can share it to your feed, Facebook, tag people, add location, and more.
  8. Select Share, and Instagram will add your newly created reel as a reply to the comment.

Here's how your reply as a reel will look like. It will showcase a preview of the reel, and anyone from your followers can see your reply. Instagram will also add the replied reel to your profile menu.

Reels Visual Replies FAQ

Can I Add a Reel as a Reply in Normal Instagram Posts?

As of now, you can only reply with a reel to comments made on your reels. The functionality is not available for normal Instagram posts.

Can Other Users See the Replied Reel?

All your followers who can see and access your reels will be able to see your replied reel in the comments section.

Can I Remove the Comment Sticker While Creating a Reel as a Reply?

No, currently, there is no option to remove the comment sticker while editing reels. However, you can change the comment position and modify the comment style with different gradient effects.

Can Others Reply to Comments with Reels?

Only the original poster of the reel can reply to comments with new reels. Others can only add text comments.

Can I Add an Older Reel as a Reply in Comments?

No, you cannot add older reels from your profile as a reply. You must create a new reel from scratch. Instagram automatically adds comment stickers to improve engagement.

I Don't See an Option to Reply as a Reel in Comments, What Should I Do?

Make sure you have the latest version of Instagram installed on your Android or iPhone. The feature is gradually rolling out globally, so it might take some time before it reaches your region.

Wrapping Up: Reply to Instagram Comments with Reels

The ability to reply with a reel in the comments section will enhance engagement on Instagram's TikTok clone, Reels. Hopefully, Instagram will expand this functionality to regular posts in future updates. So, the next time someone replies to your comment with a reel, follow the steps above and create an impressive reply with a reel.