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The change is effective as of now….

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Instagram first introduced Reels last year. 

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Watch out, TikTok. Instagram Reels are close on your heels. 

Starting today, Instagram Reels can be up to 60 seconds. Previously, the videos were 30 seconds. The photo and video sharing platform posted this tweet to its Twitter account today. 

Earlier this month, TikTok extended its videos up to three minutes long. Instagram’s news is also good for TikTok users that want to post longer TikTok videos on their Instagram accounts with Reels. 

Instagram didn’t immediately respond for further comment about the announcement. More to come. 

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