Got an idea for a snappy video but haven’t quite finished it yet? Here’s how you can edit Reels that you’ve saved as draft!

If you’re a freelancer or content creator looking to strengthen your brand on Instagram, then creating great Reels is the way to do it. Reels is Instagram’s answer to TikTok, their major competitor. With short-form video being the content format of the moment, Instagram has been favouring Reels over other types of content for a while. Head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri explained the algorithm last year, admitting that Reels are one of the top priorities right now.

In terms of boosting reach and engagement, whether it’s part of a social media marketing strategy or you just want to promote new content, Reels will help get more eyes on your profile. But, what should you do if your Reels idea isn’t fully formed yet?

When experimenting with new types of video content, it can be challenging to come up with fully fledged ideas so frequently. Sitting on half-baked concepts for a while can provide thinking time. The good news is, you can always save and edit reels at a later date. Here’s how, according to the Instagram help centre!

Save & Edit Reels

You can¬†record a Reel¬†and save it to your Instagram account or camera roll before sharing it. Drafts will be saved until you share or delete them. There isn’t a limit to how many drafts you can save. Bear in mind that downloading your Reel won’t save any music you added from the Instagram music library.

To save a draft of your reel to your Instagram:

  1. Tap next on the Reel you’re recording.
  2. Tap next then tap Save as draft at the bottom (Android) or tap Preview, Share to, then tap Save as draft at the bottom (iPhone).

To edit a draft of your Reel from your Instagram:

  1. Tap profile or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
  2. Tap reels below your profile info.
  3. Tap Drafts, then select the Reel you want to edit.

To save a draft of your Reel to your camera roll:

  1. Tap¬†next¬†on the Reel you’re recording.
  2. Tap  Save in the top left.

To edit a draft of your Reel from your camera roll:

  1. Tap profile or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile.
  2. Tap  at the top or swipe right from anywhere in feed.
  3. Scroll to Reels at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Tap  in the bottom left and choose the draft of your video from your camera roll you want to edit.

You can record more clips and add music, effects, stickers and text to your Reel.