Reels was initially released by Instagram in August of 2020 as a new method to supply users with short, amusing content – and of course, to level the playing field with TikTok. Users of TikTok, on the other hand, have never been prevented from downloading videos and uploading them to other platforms.
Previously, Instagram did not provide users with that opportunity; now, the application has been updated to include a new feature that allows users to download their preferred Reels.
In one of Instagram’s new broadcast channels, CEO Adam Mosseri announced the newly extended feature and shared the news with users. Users have the ability to download Reels that have been posted by public accounts by hitting the “Share” icon, at which point they will be presented with the option to download the Reel in question.
Downloads will initially be restricted to individuals who are situated in the United States alone. They also won’t be an option for private accounts, although users with public accounts who don’t want their Reels downloaded may turn off the option in their account settings if they don’t want their Reels shared publicly.
In a manner identical to that of TikTok, downloaded Reels will have an Instagram watermark along with the account handle.