Instagram’s Reels feature reportedly expands to India following TikTok ban | The Verge

acastro_190919_1777_instagram_0002.0.0 Instagram’s Reels feature reportedly expands to India following TikTok ban | The VergeIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Facebook is testing Instagram’s Reels feature in India, Business Insider reports. Reels is a video editing tool designed to let people create TikTok-style 15 second videos that can be shared on their Instagram Stories, sent via DM, or posted to a section of the Explore tab called Top Reels.

The news emerged just days after the Indian government banned TikTok along with 58 other China-based apps. Business Insider reports that some Instagram users in India have already started receiving Instagram’s new feature in an update, and a Facebook spokesperson confirmed that the company plans to release the feature more widely.

“We’re planning to start testing an…

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