24 Feb Social Chatter Episode 332: Facebook Reels, Easily Create Short-Form Videos Christian Karasiewicz | Anita Wong, Christian Karasiewicz, Facebook News, Sara Munro, Social media marketing talk show, Social media news | Facebook, Social Chatter, Social Media Marketing | ShareTweetSharePinBufferWhatsAppEmail56 SharesShareTweetSharePinBufferWhatsAppEmail56 Shares Welcome to the 332nd episode of Social Chatter, the longest running social media marketing talk show. In addition to covering the latest breaking social media news, this article will focus on social media news from this past week, including Facebook Reels, which are now available to all global Facebook users. If you're new to Social Chatter, you can also read, watch or listen on our blog, YouTube channel or Alexa Flash Briefing. If you missed the previous episode of our social media marketing talk show, we discussed Twitter Safety Mode. Let's see what's new in social media this week with, Christian Karasiewicz, Sara Munro and guest, Anita Wong. Social Chatter: Social Media Marketing Talk Show - Episode 332 Facebook Reels, Short-Form Videos This week, we're taking a look at Facebook Reels. After months of testing Reels, they're rolling it out worldwide. Facebook Reels are essentially Instagram Reels, or TikTok videos. You can create quick videos and edit them and add music, use audio from another person's video, remix them and more. With Facebook Reels, you can save them as a draft, so you can work on your masterpiece at your own pace. Here is a look at the Facebook Reels announcement. #Facebook rolls out Reels worldwide. Happy creating! https://t.co/8EcoKVBqOl #SocialChatter #SocialMedia #SocialMediaNews #FacebookNews pic.twitter.com/CmH4u40LJZ — Social Chefs (@socialchefs) February 23, 2022 How to Make Facebook Reels? Now that you know what Facebook Reels are, here is how to create them. Launch the Facebook mobile app Tap on the "Reels" icon in the posting section Add video to your Reel Add audio, text, effects, captions or a timer When finished, tap next Write a description to go along with your Facebook Reel Decide who will see your Reels content Keep in mind that if you are 18 and over, Facebook Reels will be set to public. You can change this for each reel though. Your Reels content will appear in the Facebook Feed. Why Facebook Reels Matter For Your Business If you've struggled with creating videos because it is difficult, you have no excuse now. Facebook wants to make Reels a tool that everyone can use. This means you won't have an excuse to create these short-form videos for your business. Facebook Reels can be a great way for your business to create short, engaging videos to share with your customers. They can lead to longer content, or just be bite-sized snippets of valuable content. The possibilities are endless for your business. You just need to create them. Related Facebook Articles Facebook Group Tools Reels on Facebook Meta, The New Facebook Parent Company Ray-Ban Stories From Facebook Facebook Live Audio Rooms Other Social Media News Mentioned Here are some additional social media news topics that we covered on our weekly live social media marketing talk show that are worth checking out. Facebook is restricting access to profile frames. Reddit is adding a host of visual editing tools. Instagram Reels is now suggesting audio tracks to use. Pin up to six DMs on Twitter. Snapchat will now let you share your live location with friends. Tool of the week: Thinkific. How You Can Overcome Digital Overwhelm We spoke with Anita Wong about digital overwhelm. Here are some tips that she shared. How you can reduce digital overwhelm by simplifying the tech and creating magical workflows? Create a workflow that works for you. Make sure it’s not too complicated and something you feel confident implementing. For example, do you have a process for creating videos? At what points do you get stuck? See how you can simplify things. Don’t be afraid to try different tools. How can we improve video workflow using live or prerecorded video? Break it down into steps. What do you want the viewer to do when watching your video? For example, look at the overall picture. Write out what you need for a video workflow to simplify the process. Do one stage at a time. Don’t try to do everything in one go. Break each stage down into smaller steps, such as what text you need, overlays for your videos, and so on. Wrap-up To sum it up this week, we discussed Facebook Reels, a TikTok copycat and easier way for you to create short-form videos for your business on Facebook. If you have any additional questions, please share them with us in the comments below. To watch next week's episode of Social Chatter, your weekly social media marketing talk show, tune-in to our YouTube channel or watch on Facebook to learn about the latest breaking social media news from this week!About The Author Christian Karasiewicz Founder, Social Chefs Founder and CEO of Social Chefs, a digital marketing agency. I host two shows, #SocialChatter, the industries longest running social media marketing talk show and Social Snacks, 5 minute or less social media marketing tutorials. ShareTweetSharePinBufferWhatsAppEmail56 Shares No Comments Comments are closed.