Crop Instagram Reels

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Crop Instagram Reels to the perfect size with our online tool 

Want to create Instagram Reels that fit the platform perfectly? You’re in the right place! Our online video editor lets anyone create beautiful Reels without requiring any advanced video editing experience. Just upload your video, set the project size to Vertical, drag the video over and resize it by clicking and dragging. You can also take advantage of Flixier’s other editing features to cut out unwanted parts, trim your Reels, add motion titles, generate subtitles automatically and much more. And the best part is that you can do it all in your web browser! 

Crop Instagram Reels

Crop Reels down to the perfect size and length

Choose the Vertical preset in Flixier to get the perfect size for your Instagram Reels. It will set your project to a resolution of 1080 x 1920, meaning your videos will be displayed in full HD. You can also use the timeline to trim your video’s length down precisely and make sure it meets the Instagram maximum length criteria of 60 seconds. 

Ensure that your Reels are always well framed 

Toggle the ‘Safe Zone Overlays’ on to make sure that your Reels always look good. The overlay will show you which parts of the video will get covered up by interface elements like the Like, Comment, or Follow buttons, so you can reframe your video to make sure that everything important is still visible on the screen. 

Generate subtitles for Instagram Reels

Keep people watching on mute from swiping past your Reels! Flixier can analyze the spoken audio in your video and create accurate, fully synchronized subtitles that you can then edit, customize and even translate to different languages. Don’t neglect subtitles! Increase your engagement with a simple click!

Enhance your Reels with filters and color corrections

Make sure your Reels stand out from the crowd! Our simple Vibrance and Saturation sliders will ensure that your colors pop, while the Brightness and Sharpness settings can help fix a dark or blurry video. You can also use our color filters like Sepia or Technicolor to make sure that your Reels really reflect the mood you were trying to capture.

How do you resize a Reel?

How do you resize a Reel?
Upload your video

Click on Get Started to open Flixier in your web browser. Drag your video over from your computer, or use any of the cloud import options to bring footage over from Google Photos or other cloud storage services.

Crop your Instagram Reel

Click next to the canvas to open the Settings menu on the right side of the screen. From the Resolution menu, select the vertical aspect ratio. Then, drag the video from your library to the timeline at the bottom of the screen and resize it using the handles that appear on the edge of your video on the canvas. 

You can also use the menus on the left side of the screen to generate subtitles, add motion titles and text, or insert Like and Follow animations. You can also add filters and enhance your video with sliders by selecting your video and using the menu on the right side of the screen.

Save and publish

When you’ve finished cropping and editing your Instagram Reel, press the Export button in the top right corner of the screen. Flixier will take a few minutes to process it and then it will be downloaded to your computer. You can also publish it directly to Instagram without having to leave the video editor.

Why use Flixier to crop your Instagram Reels?

No need to download or install anything

You can crop your Instagram Reels without having to leave your web browser! Flixier is a fully online video editor, which means you don’t need to install anything to your computer in order to use it. We also use cloud servers to handle the video processing, so you can enjoy a smooth editing experience regardless of your system specifications or operating system. 

Crop videos for Reels regardless of format 

You don’t need to worry about file formats anymore! Flixier is compatible with all the popular media formats, so you can just drag your files over and start cropping! On top of that, it automatically converts every video to .MP4 and optimizes it for playback in the browser and mobile devices, to make sure that your videos can be enjoyed on all platforms.

Publish Instagram Reels easily

Once you’re done cropping your Instagram Reels, you can use Flixier to pick a title and description for them and have them published straight to your Instagram account. You can also publish the same video to YouTube, TikTok and Facebook, which can be a great way to free up time and focus on your next piece of content. 

You can do more than crop Instagram Reels

Flixier is more than a way to crop Instagram Reels. It’s a fully featured online video editor that can help you with all of your content creation needs. You can use Flixier to edit your YouTube videos for your channel or create Facebook ads to promote your brand. With the ability to record your screen, camera and microphone, generate subtitles and create professional videos, Flixier helps you achieve anything you set your mind to!


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Frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any further questions, Get in touch with our friendly team
If you have any further questions, Get in touch with our friendly team

What are the recommended dimensions for Instagram Reels?

What are the recommended dimensions for Instagram Reels?

An Instagram Reel should have a resolution of 1080 x 1920. This means that your Reel will be full HD and look crisp, while still filling most of the screen space on a mobile phone screen. 

Is there a size limit for Reels?

Is there a size limit for Reels?

The maximum allowed file size for an Instagram Reel is 4 Gb. 

Why is Instagram cropping my Reel?

Why is Instagram cropping my Reel?

If Instagram is cropping your Reel, it means that your video’s aspect ratio is too wide. Keep in mind that Instagram Reels are mostly watched on mobile devices which are held vertically, so Instagram will crop your videos in order to fill in as much of the screen as possible. You can avoid that issue by using an online video editor like Flixier to crop and reframe your Instagram Reels manually.

Can you post a Reel without cropping it?

Why is Instagram cropping my Reel?

You don’t have to crop your Instagram Reels before posting them, but keep in mind that if your video is not already in a vertical format, Instagram will crop it automatically. It’s better to use an online Instagram Reel editor like Flixier to crop your Reels manually in order to avoid Instagram cutting anything important out of your Reel.

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