Why Can’t I See Instagram Reels?

Your Quick Answer:

  1. To fix this problem, first of all, go to the google play store or App store and check the update. If there is any update available for the Instagram app & update it.
  2. You can also try the “Instagram Beta” version to detect and solve your reels problem. For that, go to the Play Store or App Store, at the top right you will see your profile icon. Tap on it.
  3. Next, tap on “Manage Apps and devices” and then on > “installed”. Choose the ‘Instagram app to open the detail page of it. Under ‘join the Beta’, tap on Join > Join (your account will be added to the beta tester program). Last, click on Update.
  4. The last method is, to uninstall and reinstall the Instagram app. First, uninstall the app and then go to the play store or app store and reinstall the Instagram app.
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What are the Fixes if you Can’t see Instagram Reels?

Here are the fixes to commonly reported reasons for not being able to see Instagram reels:

1. Update to Latest Version:

Instagram and its reels feature have gained utmost popularity and other similar platforms are also adding the same concept in their applications. Hence, to be in the race, Facebook-owned Instagram more often releases updates to the previous version. And it is very much possible that because you haven’t updated to the latest version of Instagram, that’s why facing problems in watching reels. 

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Thus, to fix reels, update your Instagram app.  Go to the play store app > search: Instagram > tap on Update.

With every update, Instagram adds new advanced features in reels, as well as to stories, posts, or IGTV sections. Hence, to enjoy Instagram without facing issues, keep a check on updates. 

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2. Try Instagram Beta:

Even after updating the Instagram app, if you are still facing issues in watching reels, then, here is another solution for it. You can sign up on the Instagram Beta test program to check & fix it. 

To check on the Instagram Beta test program, follow the steps given below:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Go to the Play store app.

Step 2: At the top right, Find and tap on the Profile icon.

Click on Profile Icon

Step 3: Tap “Manage apps and devices” 

Manage apps & device

Step 4: Tap > “installed”.

Click on Installed

Step 5: Tap on the ‘Instagram app to open the detail page of it.

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Step 6: Under ‘join the Beta’, tap on Join > Join (your account will be added to the beta tester program), click on Update.

Update Instagram beta

Note: The process will take a day or two to resolve your problem.

Step 8: Trying Instagram beta, your reels not working problem will get resolved.

3. Uninstall & Reinstall Instagram:

It is possible to have a technical glitch on your Instagram app on your device. To solve this, try to uninstall and reinstall your Instagram app. This will clear all the viruses and bugs in the present app file and a fresh app will be installed. 

To uninstall and reinstall, first, go to your device’s application menu and long press on the ‘Instagram app’. Some options will pop on the screen, from the list, select > Uninstall. Confirm the uninstall and refresh your device. After 5 to 10 minutes, go to Google Play store/App store, and open Instagram. Select > Install and reinstall the app on your device. 

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Once done installing, enter your Instagram account username and password and log in to your account. Tap on the ‘Reels’ icon in the bottom center and check, whether the reels section is working or not.

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For all these fixes to give the desired result, you need to have a good internet connection. Without a speedy internet network, anyway, your reels would not work. Hence, check your internet and use these mentioned methods to fix your reels problem. 

How to Make Reels on Instagram?

Making reels on Instagram is very easy and exciting. Let us see, how to make a reel on Instagram. There are different methods to do so. Follow the methods and steps-

1. Create the Reel:

The first method is to create a reel using the direct create reels option on the Instagram app. Following are the steps-

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Instagram app and enter your account. 

Step 2: On the home page, in the top-right part, you will see a plus icon option, like this > “+”.  This menu will give you options to create a reel, post pictures stories, etc. Hence, click on the plus “+” icon and select > “Reel”. 

Click on plus icon
click on reel

Step 3: The ‘Reel’ camera will get open on the screen.

Step 4: To record a reel, hold the big circle button in the middle with the reel icon on it and record the video. 

Click on circle

Step 5: You can release that button multiple times for 30 seconds When done recording the video, release the circle button. 

Step 6: Next, click on “Preview” and with this, you will reach the editing tab. Over there, in the top section, you will get multiple options to edit, such as music, filters, emojis, etc. For all the icons given, tap and edit as per your requirements.

Now, if you want to post, click on “Next” given in the bottom right corner of the screen and then click on the “Share” button at the bottom. The recorded reel will be posted on your Instagram. However, if you do not want to post, but save, then, tap on the download icon, i.e., an arrow facing down, given, first from left on the top of the editing screen.  

Click on next button

This is how to can create a reel, with the help of creating a reel option.

2. From the Camera:

The second method to make a reel is from Instagram Camera. For this method:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Instagram app on your device and log in to your account.

Step 2: On the home page, swipe the screen towards the right, to open the Instagram camera. 

Swip on left to right

Step 3: Now, on the camera tab, at the bottom, you will see options such as POST, STORY, REEL, and LIVE. From those options, tap on > “REEL”.

Click on Reel

Step 4: Thereafter, you have to record a reel. For that, hold the big circle button in the middle with the reel icon on it and start recording the video. You can release that button multiple times for 30 seconds. When done recording the video, release the circle button and click on “Preview”, beside the reel recording button. 

Click on Preview
Click on circle

Step 5: This will drop you to the editing tab, where on the top section, you will get multiple option icons to edit, such as music, filters, emojis, etc. Edit the reel as per your requirements using those options.

Step 6: Now, at last, if you want to post on your Instagram account, click on “Next” given in the bottom right corner of the screen and then click on the “Share” button at the bottom. The recorded reel will be posted on your Instagram. However, if you do not want to post, but save, then, tap on the download icon, given on the top of the screen and the video will get saved in your gallery.

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3. From Explore Page & Remix:

The last method is quite interesting as you can make a reel in combination with another user’s reel, that is ‘Remix’. To create a remix reel, follow the steps-

Step 1: Open Instagram and go to the ‘Explore’ page

Open your Instagram account and on the home page, in the bottom section, you will find many option icons for different tabs. To go to the “Explore” tab, click on the “search” icon. 

Click on search icon

Step 2: Open the reel and tap on ‘Three dots’ > “Remix this Reel”

On the explore page, open any reel you want to shoot and mix your reel with. When you will open the reel, near the right end side, you will see > the “Three dots” icon. An option list will come up on the screen. From the list, select > “Remix this Reel” and the Reel recording camera page will get open. 

Click on three dor icon
Rimix this reel
Click on circle

Step 3: Record a reel and post/save

Hold the big circular button to record a reel and when done, release that button. Click on > Preview and you will land on the edit page. Over there, in the top section, are the options to edit your reel, and use it as per your requirement. 

Lastly, if you want to ‘Post’ that remix click on “Next” and the “Share” button, if not, then, tap on the ‘downward arrow’ to save the video to your gallery. 

Click on next button

The Bottom Lines:

To fix all the possible measures are given in the article. Different methods will fix different problems. Try one by one and your problem will be solved. 

Whereas, to make a reel all the best methods are presented. All the three are equally useful. Use anyone and you will get the result.

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