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Instagram Reels Visual Replies: what is it, who can use, and how to use Instagram’s Visual Replies for Reels

Instagram Reels Visual Replies is the latest interactive feature announced by the photos and video sharing social media platform owned by Meta (formerly Facebook). The latest feature is already rolling out to Instagram users around the world. However, users couldn’t help but notice that the feature is quite similar to the TikTok feature that lets users reply to videos with a video of their own.

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That being said, the new feature does add an element of interactivity in the comments section. Instagram announced the launch of the new feature via its Twitter handle. In case you’re wondering what really is Instagram Reels Visual Replies and how it works, you’re in the right place. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Instagram feature.

What is Instagram Reels Visual Replies?

The Instagram Reels Visual Replies allows users to reply to comments left by followers on their Reels or feed post with an Instagram reel. The comment that the user is replying to will show up on the reply reel as a sticker. The reply reel will be shown in the comment thread as a video reel. Moreover, the reply reel will also show up wherever the user shares reels including the feed and the reels section. As of now, the feature is being rolled out gradually and in case you haven’t received it yet, you’ll get it in a couple of days. At the time of writing this piece, we hadn’t received the feature on either Android or iOS.

Who can use Instagram Reels Visual Replies?

Needless to say, the feature will be available to users who already have the Reels feature activated in their accounts. Notably, Instagram had launched the Reels feature globally across 50 countries including the US, UK, Australia, Japan, India, and more. However, there are still some countries where Instagram Reels has not rolled out yet. Users in these counties will not be able to reply to a comment with a reel.

How to use Instagram Reels Visual Replies?

Instagram Reels Visual Replies is the same as leaving a regular reply to a comment.  Follow the steps below to use Instagram Reels Visual Replies.

  1. Open the Instagram app on your phone
  2. Head to the post where the comment is
  3. Click on the Reply button
  4. Once the reply box opens up, you will see Reels icon on the left
  5. You can now either create a reply reel or reply with pictures here

Bear in mind, the newest feature is available only in countries where Instagram Reels is available and is being rolled out gradually. Have you tried the feature yet? Let us know your experience in the comment box below.

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Abhiman Biswas

Abhiman has over 8 years of experience in content development. He is a Senior Writer and Social Media Manager at Pricebaba. He covers technology news, feature articles, and tech reviews, apart from managing the official Facebook and Instagram handles. Despite a degree in marketing, his love for latest gadgets and technology steered him towards consumer technology coverage.