Facebook is your favorite social network and, despite you make daily use of it, the famous platform of the Meta group never ceases to surprise you with the introduction of new features. Speaking of which, you recently heard about the arrival of the Reels and would like to know more about this tool that you know is particularly used on other social networks, primarily Instagram (always part of the Meta group).
How do you say? That’s how things are and, therefore, you ask yourself how Facebook Reels works? In that case don’t worry, I’m here to help. In fact, in the next chapters of this tutorial, I will provide you with all the useful information on the subject, first of all explaining in detail what they are and how they work. Then I will show you, step by step, how to create and how to publish this type of video characterized by music and effects.
That said, if you are now eager to learn more and, if you can’t wait to get to work, just take a few minutes of free time and carefully implement the procedures I am about to give you. You will see that, at the end of the reading, this Facebook feature will have no more secrets for you. Let it bet? I wish you a good reading and a lot of fun!
- What is Facebook Reels
- How to Reel on Facebook
- How to publish the Reels on Facebook
What is Facebook Reels
Before explaining to you how Facebook Reels workslet me provide you with some preliminary information relating to this feature of the famous social network.
First of all, you need to know that, in a very similar way to Reel from Instagram and videos of TikTokFacebook Reels are nothing but gods short-lived vertical videosthe length of which is maximum 60 secondswhich can also be composed of several sequences.
At the present time, the Reels are achievable and usable only in the appropriate section of the social network and are distinguished from the Facebook stories for the possibility of applying greater customizations from a graphic point of view, such as, for example, the addition of music and effects. in real time.
Furthermore, unlike the stories, which remain visible on your profile only for 24 hours, the Reels have no expiry date and remain visible at any time in the appropriate section of the social network owned by the Meta group.
That said, if the topic is of interest to you and you want to deepen it, to understand in detail how to make this type of video, I invite you to continue reading to find out, step by step, how to create the Reels on Facebook.
Before we begin, I just remind you that Facebook Reels – at least at the time of writing – are only available in the Facebook mobile app for Android (downloadable for free from the Play Store or from alternative stores) and in the one for iOS / iPadOS (downloadable from the App Store).
The function is activated via the server by Facebook, therefore it is not necessary to carry out any preliminary procedure for the activation of this function, which is gradually released for all users of the social network.
How to Reel on Facebook
Having made the necessary premises relating to the most important characteristics of the Reel of Facebook let’s see together in detail how to make use of this tool dedicated to the creation and modification of short-term videos, for sharing them within the well-known social network.
To get started, launch theFacebook app on your smartphone, log into your account if necessary and tap the tab Reels located next to the wording storiesthen presses the button Create Reel to start creating and editing these videos.
Choose, first, the duration of the video you want to create (minimum 15 seconds and maximum 60 seconds) by pressing the relevant button, and then set it speed via the icon speedometer: you can choose between standard speeds (1x), fast video (up to a maximum of 3x) or slowed down (maximum 0.3x).
Among the other configuration options you can activate are the one related to adding filters (the icon of the smiley face) and the one that allows you to add a music track in the backgroundthrough the appropriate multimedia library visible by pressing the icon of musical note.
After choosing the song, you can also adjust, using the appropriate timelinethe minute you want it to play, so you can only use the chorus part, for example.
Have you selected all the options useful to prepare the creation of the movie? Very well, now then record a video on the spot, pressing recording icon in the center. Alternatively, you can import a previously created movie through the media gallery of your device: to do so, all you have to do is press on thevideo preview.
Furthermore, for create a Reel on Facebook you can record the video all at once or make it in multiple sequences, recording and stopping the recording at any time. This will give you more clips to edit later at any time.
For example, in case you made a mistake while registering, you can select the clip of your interest, press the button Deleteand confirm the cancellation by pressing the key Delete.
When finished recording or importing the video or clips, press the button Editin order to move on to the next stage of editing the movie just made.
In this regard, you can, for example, use the icon of the musical noteto fix the video volume and theaudio of music (if added) or again to add a voiceover.
Instead, by pressing the icon Aa you can insert text overlaying the movie, or again, using the icon of scissors make further trims to the clips made, in order to make the final adjustments, before publication.
How do you say? Are you not at all satisfied with the video you created and would you like to delete it? No problem: press the icon of left arrow located at the top left, to return to the registration phase, then press the icon X at the top right and finally press the button Deleteto confirm the cancellation and do it all over again.
If, on the contrary, you have finished the changes and the result satisfies you, I guess you will want to know how to publish the Facebook Reel that you made. To do this, click on the button Forward and follow the instructions I give you in the following chapter, to publish the video in the appropriate section of the social network, also adjusting the correct privacy settings.
How to publish the Reels on Facebook
Have you created a Reel on Facebook and now would you like to know how to publish it? Don’t worry, this is a very simple operation to do and now I’m going to explain to you in detail how to do it.
In fact, as explained in the previous chapter, after having finished creating and editing the movie, you have to press the button Forwardto display the screen dedicated to publishing the movie named New Reel.
This section is also important for adjusting the settings relating to movie sharing and, specifically, for changing the privacy of the same.
But first you have to add a description for the movie to be published: then refer to the text field Describe your Reel to add an accompanying caption and also the hashtag relevant.
Once this is done, since the Reels are displayed in the appropriate screen and are visible in the search results, carefully choose the options to set regarding privacy.
For example, tap on the item All (the default option) and put the check mark on the homonymous entry, to make sure that the video is visible to anyone on Facebook and outside Facebook.
Also, if you have chosen privacy as an option Allyou can also allow or disallow others to create gods Remix (i.e. create a new Reel in response to the one you published). This option is enabled by default but you can set it to if you wish OFF the lever located in correspondence with the wording Enable remixin order to disable this optional option.
Returning to the privacy options, instead, put a check mark on the item Friends, if you want the Reel to be viewed only by those on your Facebook friends list. Alternatively, by pressing on the item Friends exceptyou can add some people to a restriction list to prevent them from seeing the movie you are about to post.
In this regard, if you want to avoid repeating this operation for each Reel, make sure to activate the check mark next to the option Set as the default audience for Reels.
Finally, if you have finished all the changes and, therefore, if you intend to publish the video, all you have to do is press the button Share Reel. Easy, right?