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Instagram Reel Tutorial: How to do a Side Swipe Transition

Learn a fun transition to use in your Instagram Reels! You can learn this 'side swipe' transition in under 2 minutes! Check out the video above and/or the directions with slides below-- whatever suits you.

Have someone hold your phone for you, because the camera is going to have to move.


Tap the music icon to choose your song or sound.


Then tap the timer icon to choose your countdown time and transition spot.


Tap the record button and get into place while the timer counts down.  Record the first half of your transition by swiping the air and having your camera person quickly swing the camera away from you.


Make any post-transition changes you want, then tap the timer icon to set your clip duration and timer again.


Record the next half of your transition by having your camera person quickly pan the camera to you from the opposite direction they panned away in the first half.


Tap the icon to the left of the record icon to see your clips and trim them.


Once you've trimmed your clips, tap "Done."


Tap the icon to the right of the record button to see your final result.


Now you're ready to add text, stickers, and share!

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