Create Instagram Reels with Zapier

Set up an automated workflow in Zapier to create and post Instagram Reels on autopilot. Generate captivating videos to promote your products and services, or share tips, quotes, facts, and more. With support for over 5000 apps, you can always build a Zap that works for you.
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How to Create Instagram Reels with Zapier?

Creating Instagram Reels using Zapier is a simple process. Start by creating a design for your videos in Creatomate. Next, set up a Zap that automatically converts text, images, videos, and audio clips from any data source into Reels, which will then be posted on Instagram. Here's how to do it:

Create an Instagram Reels template

The first step is to create a template that will serve as the design for your Instagram Reels. In this template, you can define placeholder elements like text and media, which will be automatically replaced with other content through your Zapier workflow.

While there are ready-made templates available, you may prefer to create your own designs. You can do this in the online template editor, which offers flexibility to create video designs that align with your brand's style and meet your specific needs.

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Set up a Zap with Creatomate

Start your Zap with an app and an event to trigger your workflow. For instance, this could involve adding new products to your Shopify store, records to Airtable, or submitting entries through Google Forms.

To create Instagram Reels, add the Creatomate app with the Create Single Render event to your Zap. Then, select your template from step 1 and map any data to populate the placeholder elements within your template.

Automatically create and post Instagram Reels

Once your videos are ready, it's time to share them on Instagram. While Zapier directly integrates with Instagram for Business, it currently only supports image posting, not videos. However, you can easily overcome this limitation by using SocialBee, a social media management tool that allows you to schedule and post Instagram Reels. Simply create an account, add the SocialBee app with the Create Post event to your Zap, and map the generated video from Creatomate.

That's it! In just a few simple steps, you can set up a custom Zapier workflow to create and post Instagram Reels on autopilot. Get started within minutes by following this step-by-step tutorial on creating a Zap with Creatomate and SocialBee.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I directly post Instagram Reels through Zapier?

Unfortunately, Zapier's integration with Instagram for Business only supports posting images. However, you can use other integrations like SocialBee to schedule and post video content on Instagram, including Reels. Here's a tutorial that guides you through the process.

How can I create and post Instagram Reels using Zapier?

To create Instagram Reels, you'll need a video generation platform like Creatomate. Start by designing your videos. Then, set up a Zap with the apps you already use, and insert text, images, videos, and audio clips into your template. Finally, use a tool like SocialBee to post your videos on Instagram.

What types of Instagram Reels can I create with Zapier?

You can create videos to promote products, showcase real estate listings, share AI-generated tips, facts, quotes, and much more. As long as the design fits within a template, you can create any type of Instagram Reels you wish.

How long does it take to set up?

Setting up a Zap can be done in as little as 15 minutes. Check out this tutorial to help you get started.

What's the best tool for creating Instagram Reels with Zapier?

We recommend Creatomate as the top video generation tool for creating Instagram Reels with Zapier. Its online editor offers great flexibility to design videos according to your preferences. Additionally, Creatomate's straightforward Zapier integration makes it easy to set up an automated video generation workflow. For a comparison of Creatomate with other video generation tools, check out this article.

Can I create other types of video using Zapier?

Absolutely! With Zapier and Creatomate, you can effortlessly generate a wide range of video content. From personalized videos to prospecting videos, product videos, and more - the possibilities are endless. Check out our tutorials for some inspiration!

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