Ways to Speed up Instagram Videos/Reels | 2024

Discover the best techniques for speeding up videos on Instagram. Enhance engagement and capture attention with these simple yet effective methods.

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Updated on May 22, 2024

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Instagram, a free platform for sharing photos and videos, enables users to edit and upload their content. When posting short videos or Instagram Reels, users may find the need to adjust the playback speed. This article guides you through the process of changing Instagram video playback speed. Keep reading to learn more!

Note: Instagram features at least three types of videos, namely Reels, video posts, and Instagram Stories. This article concentrates on Instagram Reels. However, fret not—we also provide methods to adjust the playback speeds of the other two video formats.

Part 1: Speed up Instagram Reels on iPhone/Android

Changing the speed of your Instagram Reel is straightforward using the app. You can adjust the speed of your video either faster or slower before posting it.

Here's how to change the speed of videos in Instagram Reels on your iPhone and Andriod device:

Step 1. Start by launching the Instagram app on your device. Then, tap the plus button at the top of your home page and select "Reel" from the options.

Step 2. On the left side of the screen, you'll find the 1x speed option. Tap on it to reveal speed options ranging from .3x to 5x, including 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, and 5x. Select your desired speed before recording your video.

🎬Scenario 1: If you're about to record a new video:

Step 3. After selecting a speed value, tap the "Record" button to capture a video of up to 90 seconds using your Instagram camera.

scenario 1

🎬Scenario 2: If you're planning to upload a video:

Step 3. Tap the gallery icon on the left to select a video. Then, click on the 1x Speed option, choose from 2x, 3x, or 4x, and finally click "Add."

scenario 2

Step 4. Edit your videos as usual, and click "Share" to publish the Reel video on Instagram.

Part 2: Accelerating an Existing Instagram Video

Wondering if it's possible to speed up existing videos for Instagram? The answer is yes! The only way to do it is through a third-party video editor. Here, we recommend you use EaseUS VideoKit.

Here's how to speed up existing Instagram videos with EaseUS VideoKit on your desktop:

Step 1. Download and install EaseUS VideoKit on your computer, then launch the program.

Step 2. Navigate to the "Video Editor" section and click on the "Speed" button to import your media file.

import existing video

Step 3. Adjust the video speed from 0.25x to 2x. You can preview the result within the app.

change existing video speed

Step 4. Once satisfied, click "Apply to All" to apply the speed change. If everything looks good, click "Save" to complete the adjustment.

save changed video

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Bonus: Speed up Stories, Instagram Video Posts

You cannot directly change the video speed on Instagram Story and video posts within the Instagram app. However, there's a workaround if necessary. You'll need to download the video first, then adjust the speed using a video downloader and editor.

One option is to utilize Instagram video downloaders like EaseUS Video Downloader to download the videos you desire. Afterward, you can use a video editor to speed them up. For more details on EaseUS Video Downloader, check out the article linked here.

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How to Download Instagram Videos/Pictures on iPhone

We may like a video on Instagram very much and want to save the video to our Android or iPhone. This article collects some proven method for you to download Instagram videos on your iPhone.

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To Conclude

Whether you want to directly speed up or slow down a video while recording or change the speed of an existing video, you can learn some methods from this article. Also, we offer a way to help you download and change the playback speed of Instagram videos and video posts. Hope these helpful to you.

FAQs on Speeding up Videos on Instagram

1. Can you speed up an existing video on Instagram?

Unfortunately, the Instagram app does not allow you to adjust the speed of an existing video. However, you may download the video and change its speed with a third-party app like Inshot.

2. How do you get 2X speed on Instagram?

To get 2x speed on Instagram, find the 1x speed option when you are recording; you can choose from 1x to 5x.

3. How can I speed up a video I already recorded?

You can speed up a recorded video with EaseUS VideoKit.

Let's spread the knowledge and help everyone level up their social media game together.


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