How to Do 2021 Recap On Instagram & TikTok

As the year 2021 is about to end, a trend is being viral on Instagram and Tiktok which is capturing the attention of the users. The trend is Making a Recap Video of 2021 and sharing it as a reel on Instagram and Tiktok. If you also wish to join this trend, we would help you How to Do 2021 Recap On Instagram & TikTok.

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You might have seen people sharing Recap 2021 Video on Instagram and Tiktok, and are willing to create yours too. Well, we would help you to create yours and share it.

Recap 2021 is a great way to share your entire year 2021 as a recap using your videos and photos.

How to Create the 2021 Recap for Instagram & TikTok

It is not necessary that you would need video editing skills to create the recap video, anyone can create it.

It is not rocket science to do the 2021 recap as creating the 2021 Recap video is simple and easy. You would just need a video editor, some photos, and a video (if you wish to have it), and audio.

So, let us get the things ready and start creating the video.

2021 Recap Video Editor Application

If you have video editing skills and are already using some video editing applications or software, you can use the same for creating this video too.

However, if you don’t then I would suggest you the video editing application for the recap video.

I would be using the Inshot Video Editor Application for this purpose. You can install the same from the Play Store (Android) or the App Store (iOS)as shown below.

2021 Recap Video Editor Application

2021 Recap Reel Music (Song) Download

You might have already seen Recap 2021 Videos of some users and got to know that the song used for the video trend is a remix of two different songs i.e., Locked Out Of Heaven by Bruno Mars and Easy on Me by Adele.

The full song is not being used in this trend, you can download the 2021 Recap Reel Music or song from the given link Recap Reel Music Download.

These are common things you would need, in addition to these keep your video and photos collection ready as we would now start with the editing process.

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Steps to Make the 2021 Recap Video

As the required things as I’ve mentioned are ready, we can now start creating the video.

Step 1: Install and Open the Inshot Video Editor Application on your mobile.

Step 2: Select Videos under Create New on the launch screen of the app.

Recap Video Editor Application

Step 3: The video looks great with a short video at the beginning, so Select Your Video to add it.

You can directly select the photos if you don’t wish to add a video. (Long Press the video or photo to preview it).

Steps to Make the 2021 Recap Video

Step 4: Change the Video Dimension to 9:16 as it is the suggested dimension for TikTok. If you wish to share the video only on Instagram, you can select 4:5 ratio.

Make the 2021 Recap Video

Step 5: You can Zoom in or Zoom out the video using the slider or by pinching in and pinching out if it does not fit the dimension.

Step 6: If you are willing to add your video to the recap video, it is recommended that the video be trimmed to 3 to 4 seconds. To trim your video, select the video in the timeline and go to Precut Option as shown below.

Make Recap On Instagram & TikTok

Step 7: Trim your video by dragging from both the ends and tap on Check Option.

Make Recap On Instagram & TikTok

After you trim the video to 3 to 4 seconds, now you can progress by adding the recap music that you’ve downloaded earlier to the video.

Step 8: To add the music Tap on the Music Option and then on Tracks. Now go to My Music and select the music downloaded earlier as shown below.

Make sure that the vertical line is at the beginning of the video added.

2021 Recap Reel Music

Step 9: Now, it is time to add the photos or another video (if you want) that we want to be added in the recap video. Ensure that the vertical line is at the end of the video so that the photos or videos won’t be overlapped.

Step 10: To add the photos, click on the big Plus (+) Icon and then select Video / Photo.

Add Photos to the Recap Video

Step 11: Select the photos (all that you wish to add) that you wish to add to the video. As the audio is of 13 seconds only, it is recommended to keep the number of photos accordingly.

Steps to Make the Recap Video for Instagram & TIktok

Step 12: To adjust the duration for the photo in the video, select the photo from the timeline. Now, Tap on Duration.

Create Recap for Instagram & TikTok

Step 13: Adjust the duration according to the number of photos that have been selected.

To adjust the duration, let us have a look at an example to understand better.

As the audio is of 13 seconds and we’ve added a video of about 3 seconds, we now have 10 seconds remaining for the other photos. So, we should adjust these 10 seconds with the photos selected.

In my case, I have selected 2 photos, hence I can keep the duration to 5 seconds for each photo. If you have 10 photos, then keep the duration to 1 second each and so on.

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Just divide 10 seconds with the number of photos to get the average duration for the photos.

Step 13: If you wish to adjust the duration only for the photo selected, Tap on Single Check, or if you wish the duration to be set for all the photos Tap on Double Check and then Apply To All after adjusting the duration.

Step 14: Now, you can apply transition, filter, and effects to your video to make it better. You can edit the video as per your choice.

Step 15: After giving the final touch to the video, you can now preview your video by clicking on the Play Pause Button. If you wish to make any changes you can do that before you download.

Step 16: The free version of Inshot application leaves a watermark at the bottom of the video which doesn’t look good with the video. To remove this, click on X in the watermark as shown below.

Recap for Instagram & TikTok

Then Click on Free Remove as shown below.

Make Recap Reels for Instagram

Step 17: Tap on Save to save your video. Select Resolution for your video and then Click on Save again.

Make Recap Reels On Instagram

Do Recap Reels on Instagram Reels

As the video is already created as saved on your device, you can now straightaway post it as Instagram Reels on your account. This way you would create the 2021 Recap Reels on Instagram.

Do Recap Video on Tiktok

Similar to that of Instagram Reels, you can directly post the created video to join the recap trend and create your tiktok video.

I hope that I was able to guide you properly to Do 2021 Recap On Instagram & TikTok.

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