Instagram has introduced the ability to respond directly to comments made to a post with the Reels video.
Meta continues to develop the Instagram Reels feature that TikTok has developed to rival the short-form video format. As is known, the company has created a support fund to encourage creators Reels and is also working to move Instagram Reels to the Facebook app and WhatsApp.
Finally, Instagram introduced the ‘Reels Responses’ function, which will take interaction between Reels users one step further. Thanks to this feature, which has been in the testing phase for some time, you can respond directly to comments in videos with Reels.
Instagram Reels replies, copy of TikTok
When you tap the ‘Reply’ button at the bottom of the comment on videos in Reels, a blue camera icon (previously there was a profile photo here) appears in the left corner. After clicking on this icon, which transfers you directly to the Reels section to respond to the comment in question, you can take the video and then share it with your followers.
It also places the comment you’ve responded to as a sticker in the Reels video you’re instagramming. This allows your followers to understand the purpose for which you posted that video, while the commenter realizes that you are responding to it.
Instagram announced the new feature on its official account as follows:
We love the communities creators create on Instagram. That’s why we’re excited to launch ‘Reels Visual Responses’,a new feature that will allow you to engage with your audience. You can now reply to comments with Reels. The comment will open as a sticker.
Reels responses are exactly the same as the ‘video reply’ feature added to TikTok in June. TikTok also has a camera icon in the left corner when you click ‘Reply’ at the bottom of a video. When you tap this icon, you can respond to that comment by shooting a video. The comment is also added to your video as a sticker.
Twitter also caught up in the TikTok trend
Not only Instagram Reels was inspired by the TikTok-style vertically scrollable streaming logic. Recently, Twitter introduced its new Discover experience, which can be scrolled up to switch between videos and tweets. The ‘For You’ section, which will be customized to users’ interests, is currently being tested in India. Its use is expected to become widespread in the coming days.