Increased interest in video content on social media platforms has become rampart. Could be why the Facebook owned App has increased time for Instagram Reels from 30secs to 1 minute. This was through a Meme on the official Instagram page on Twitter.
Captions stickers can now also be added to the reel. This is however only available in some countries. There is increased competition from apps like TikTok. TikTok videos are also plenty on Instagram lately. TikTok has also extended their video length to 3minutes. By default, Instagram users under 16years will also be having private accounts in an effort to reduce unwanted interaction and contact with the mature users.