As we move into 2022, Instagram is rolling out four new Reel templates that allow users to create a narrated video of their highlights. With this launch, Instagram continues to give users the ability to customize their end-of-year recap and share it with their followers. Last year, Instagram shifted from photos to videos, prompting users to share their year’s top stories. Now, the Instagram app is alerting users to a new way of sharing their best moments of 2022 by using one of these four new templates to create a Reel.
How To Create Your Instagram 2022 Highlight Reel
Instagram’s new Reels templates allow you to select a combination of three to 14 photos and videos, which the app will automatically weave together into a video. To supplement your content, Instagram is partnering with several celebrities to provide generic commentary voiceovers. These voiceovers provide generic phrases that could apply to anyone’s photos and videos. When uploading your content, you can choose which timestamps to insert it into, lining it up with the commentary in the voiceover.
Creating a 2022 highlight is as simple as following the prompt that appears the next time you open the Instagram app.
If you’re not prompted to create a Reel using one of the new templates, follow the steps below:
- Select the Reels tab in the middle of the bottom navigation panel.
- Tap the camera icon in the top right corner.
- Select templates at the bottom of the screen.
- Choose from one of the four new 2022 Recap templates.
- Choose pictures and videos from your camera roll.
- Select Next when you’re ready to preview your video.
When satisfied with the video Instagram generates, you can share it with your followers like any other piece of content.