How to Make a Slow Motion Video on Instagram Story/Reels

Last Updated: Oct. 29, 2021
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Summary
If you're wondering how to do slow motion on Instagram stories or record Slow-motion videos on Instagram Reels, you've come to the right place. This guide will show you how to make slow motion videos for Instagram stories and Reels.

Slow-motion is a fun effect that can add some visual appeal to your posts, and slow motion videos have been trending on social media platforms, like Instagram.

Have you ever wondered if you could make a slow motion video directly on Instagram Story or Reels? This post will show you how to make a slow motion video for Instagram.

Contents:

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Part 1 Best Way to Make a Slow Motion Video for Instagram Story & Reels

Before we break down how to make a slow-motion video directly on Instagram, we'll show you a better way to create slow motion videos for your stories or reels online for free with a powerful video maker, FlexClip. This way works best when you take a funny but regular-speed clip and try to edit it into slow motion for your Instagram.

Now, follow us, visit FlexClip online video maker, which allows you to create a slow motion video for Instagram Story and Reels. Or click on the Create A Video button below to make a slow motion video for Instagram.

Step 1
Go to the Media option to upload your own video clips and apply them to the Timeline. Here, remember to pick the proper ratio od 9:16 for your Instagram video.
Make Slow Motion Videos for Instagram Online for Free - Add Media

Make Slow Motion Videos for Instagram Online for Free - Add Media

Step 2
Next, go to the Speed icon on the top menu to change the speed of your video and slow down the clip.
Make Slow Motion Videos for Instagram Online for Free - Slow Down

Make Slow Motion Videos for Instagram Online for Free - Slow Down

Step 3
(Optional) You can make other edits to level up your video, like add filters, transitions, animated texts, BGM, voice-over, or watermark, to level up the video at your wish.
Make Slow Motion Videos for Instagram Online for Free - More Edits

Make Slow Motion Videos for Instagram Online for Free - More Edits

Step 4
When you're done the editing, you can view your slow motion video with the Preview button. If you are satisfied, download it to your computer and share it on Instagram.

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Part 2 How to Make a Slow Motion Video on Instagram Story

To help you do the slow motion on your stories, Instagram has its own set of video effects called Boomerang. Using the Boomerang effects on your Instagram story to make a slow motion video couldn't be easier.

Step 1
Open the Stories camera inside the Instagram app and then swipe the bottom of the screen until you are on Boomerang mode (an infinity symbol).
Make Slow Motion Video in Instagram: Step 1

Make Slow Motion Video in Instagram: Step 1

Step 2
Start recording the boomerang, and once done, click on the infinity sign in the top right corner.
Make Slow Motion Video in Instagram: Step 2

Make Slow Motion Video in Instagram: Step 2

Step 3
Then, the different effects will pop up, choose the SlowMo effect, the second one from left to right, to slow down the video.
Make Slow Motion Video in Instagram: Step 3

Make Slow Motion Video in Instagram: Step 3

Step 4
You can add text, gifs, or drawings the same way you would to any Instagram Story.
Step 5
Once down, you can post your new, slow motion video the way you usually would, by clicking on the "Your Story" button at the bottom left of the screen.
Note:
When you apply the SlowMo effect to your video, the Instagram app will slow your video down to half its normal speed. If you want to adjust the speed by a different amount, you can turn to another slow motion video editor, like FlexClip, we shared above.

Part 3 How to Record a Slow Motion Video on Instagram Reels

Instagram Reels also allows you to create reels with lots of unique features, including the slow motion effects. Making a slow motion video has become very easy on Instagram reels. What you need to do is change the speed of the video while recording.

Step 1
Start the Instagram App and tap on the Camera icon to enter the Reels video mode by tapping the Reels at the bottom.
Step 2
Now, you can see some options, including the Audio, Speed, Effects, and Timer. To create slow-motion videos, focus on the Speed and choose 0.3x or 0.5x slower speed to record your video.
Make Slow Motion Video in Instagram Reels

Make Slow Motion Video in Instagram Reels

Step 3
You can also choose different filters or effects and create videos with popular songs, just do as you would to any reel.
Step 4
When you're ready to record a new video, tap the record button to start recording your video.

Final Words

That's all for how to make a slow motion video for Instagram. Whether you are going to make a slow motion video for your Instagram Story or Reels, you can always find a convenient way to slow down a video easily. Find this post helpful? Please share it with others so that more people can benefit from it.

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