Instagram Reels’ biggest problem is replicating what TikTok does best

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It’s easy to forget about Instagram Reels.

Instagram’s TikTok competitor rolled out last week, bringing with it a newly revamped Explore tab that attempts to replicate TikTok’s video feed. Alongside a new camera layout designed to make creating easier (spoiler alert: it only...

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