In our last Instagram Reels how-to blog, we covered how to sync text to video clips within Instagram Reels. Today, we are stepping it up and going over how to add the Green Screen and also other helpful effects that can really elevate your Instagram Reels game!

Let’s go!

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How to use the Green Screen Effect in Instagram Reels

Step 1: Open up Reels within the Instagram app then select the sparkly Effects icon on the left-hand side.

Green Screen effect in Instagram Reels

Step 2: Once you are in the Effects area, you will see a variety of effects pop up. If you don’t see Green Screen right away, don’t worry! Select the magnifying glass icon and type Green Screen. Once you find it, select it.

Green Screen effect in Instagram Reels

Step 3: Once you select Green Screen you are going to tap your Reels screen to begin editing. From here, you will see an option titled Add Media. Select it and choose the photo or video you would like to have behind you. Once select, you’re set to start recording your Reel!

Green Screen effect in Instagram Reels

How to use the Small Business Q&A Effect in Instagram Reels

Step 1: Open up Instagram Reels and select Effects (just like in the instructions above). Once you’re on the effects screen, you will need to select the magnifying glass. When the search menu opens, type in Small Business. There will be a few different ones that pop up but select the first one in the screenshot below.

Small Business effect Instagram Reels

Step 2: Once you select the Small Business Q & A effect, you will notice a box will appear over your head. This box is going to generate questions for you to answer. To get this effect going, simply press the record button and tap the box. This will start to generate questions. If you would like to answer more than one question, simply tap the box again and it will generate another.

Small Business effect Instagram Reels

How to find trending Effects

It’s important to take a look at what Effects are trending within Instagram Reels because this can help increase your reach and discoverability. Take some time and scroll through them because you never know what you’ll find!

Step 1: When you are in the Effects area of Instagram Reels, select the Trending tab. This will show you all of the most popular effects people are using.

Instagram Reels Trending Effects

Adding effects to your Instagram Reels is a great way to add a creative touch to your video. There are SO many amazing ones to choose from. Stay tuned for our tutorial next week where we will go over how to search, save and add audio and music to your Reels.

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