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Using Instagram Scenes to Shoot and Edit Stories Videos | Social networks

Instagram has gained a new function called Scenes in the iPhone (iOS) and Android app. The feature, still in testing and exclusive to Brazilian users, allows you to create and edit short clips with background music. The news aims to block the growth of other apps of its kind, such as the popular TikTok. Videos produced on the platform can be shared on Stories or sent to friends privately on Direct.

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In the following tutorial, check out how to use the new Instagram Stories Scenes feature. The procedure was performed on an iPhone XR with iOS 13, but the tips also apply to devices with the Google system. To use this feature, you need to have the latest version of the app installed on your phone.

Learn how to use Instagram Stories' new Scenes feature Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudoLearn how to use the new Instagram Stories Scenes feature Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

Learn how to use the new Instagram Stories Scenes feature Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

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Step 1. Open the Instagram Stories camera and select "Scenes" at the bottom of the screen;

Access the new scenes feature Photo: Reproduction / Helito BeggioraAccess the new scenes feature Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Access the new scenes feature Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. Left, press the music icon to add background sound. Locate the desired song in the search or through tabs with categories such as gender and spirit state;

Adding background music Photo: Reproduction / Helito BeggioraAdding background music Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Adding background music Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Step 3. Tap a song to add it. Use the white rectangle at the bottom of the screen to select the snippet you want to use. That done, press "Finish";

Clipping excerpt from music Photo: Reproduction / Helito BeggioraClipping excerpt from music Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Clipping excerpt from music Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Step 4. To change the video speed, tap the second left button. You can set the speed between 0.3x (slow) and 3x (accelerated);

Changing video speed Photo: Playback / Helito BeggioraChanging video speed Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Changing video speed Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Step 5. To set a timer, tap the third button on the left side. It is possible to set a time interval between 5 and 15 seconds. That done, click the record button to shoot the scenes;

Setting timer Photo: Playback / Helito BeggioraSetting timer Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Setting timer Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Step 6. Activate the "Ghost" option to overlay the image of the last scene and facilitate framing in case of cropping. Tap the left button of the recording icon to return to the previous scene. You can crop the recorded video using the markers at the bottom of the screen. Touch the trash can icon to delete the scene or the camera icon to resume recording;

Creating Scene Recording on Instagram Stories Photo: Playback / Helito BeggioraCreating Scene Recording on Instagram Stories Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Creating Scene Recording on Instagram Stories Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Step 7. After recording all desired scenes, press the right arrow icon of the record button. If you wish, you can use the tools in the upper right corner of the screen to add stickers, freehand drawings and texts. Finally, tap the button at the bottom right to share the recording to your Story or send it to a friend.

Creating Scene Recording on Instagram Stories Photo: Playback / Helito BeggioraCreating Scene Recording on Instagram Stories Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Creating Scene Recording on Instagram Stories Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Take advantage of tips on how to use Instagram Stories' new scene feature to produce fun content for the social network.