TECH: Instagram now lets you create TikTok-like remixes using any video.

You no longer need to dive into Reels to cre­ate col­lab­o­ra­tive Tik­Tok-style videos on Insta­gram. The social net­work has expand­ed its remix fea­ture to let you do sim­i­lar col­lab­o­ra­tions and edits from any video on Insta­gram. As long as the video was post­ed after the update, you can choose “remix this video” from the three-dot menu to cre­ate your clip response. You’ll still need to share the result via Reels, but you’ll also have the same edit­ing tools to cre­ate col­lab­o­ra­tions, voiceovers, and effects.

Insta­gram is also doing more to woo livestream­ers. You now have the option to high­light your next Insta­gram Live broad­cast on your pro­file, giv­ing view­ers an easy way to set a reminder. You also won’t need to attach a reg­u­lar feed post to the sched­uled feed. While you can’t tease lat­er streams just yet, it could help build hype for an inter­view or ses­sion of anything.

The extend­ed remix func­tion­al­i­ty could be impor­tant. Insta­gram has­n’t been shy about want­i­ng to counter Tik­Tok, and the Duet fea­ture is a big fac­tor in the rival’s suc­cess. The option to remix any video poten­tial­ly gives Insta­gram users a wider choice of videos than Tik­Tok, includ­ing footage that was not orig­i­nal­ly intend­ed for this short but sweet format.

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