How to pause Instagram reels on android iPhone & PC

We often spend time on watching reels and when it comes to pausing Instagram reels, we find it different from other apps. In this tutorial, we are going to learn about How to pause Instagram reels on Android iPhones & PC in easy and stepwise procedure.

Short video content is often getting more popular compared to long-form content videos. This is totally affecting the audience’s attention span and making it more shorter. Instagram reels, YouTube short videos and TikTok videos are common examples. You must be aware while watching any videos on a device, it’s easy to pause a video with just one tap on the screen.

How To Pause Instagram Reels On Android

In the YouTube app, you can tap on the screen to pause shorts videos and that is pretty universal in every video player. This doesn’t work in the Instagram app, especially in the reels section.

In the insta app, reels get mute instead of pause. Today in this tutorial, we are going to learn this technique in various platforms such as Android, iPhone, and PC. So without wasting more time, let’s jump into the tutorial.

How To Pause Instagram Reels on Android and iOS device

If you are using Insta app on the device and want to learn this trick without muting the reels then here are the steps that you need to follow.

Step 1: First open the Instagram app on your device whether it is Android or iOS and login to your account if you are not.

Step 2: Now click on the search bar and open the account in which the reel is posted that you want to pause. You can even click on the reels option to access the reels section.

Step 3: Now as you open the reels section, it will start to play. To pause, you need to press and hold the screen. If you tap, it will be mute.

Can I pause an Instagram video

In this way, you can pause Instagram reels on Android and iPhone apps.

We had posted a detailed tutorial on how to download instagram reels using an online video downloader without downloading any app. Do check it out.

How to pause Instagram reels on a computer

Instagram allows you to access your Instagram account from a computer as well. So if you are using the Instagram web interface in a computer then here are the steps that you can follow.

Step 1 : First open the Instagram website on Chrome and log into your account using login credentials.

Step 2 : Now to access Instagram reels, click on the reels button on the left side of the website.

Step 3 : You are in insta reels section, search for the reels that you want to pause and play.

Step 4 : To pause ig reels, you need to click in the reels while playing and it will pause.

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FAQ(pause ig reels on the app)

1. How do I pause an Instagram Reel on the mobile app?

While it is playing, you need to tap and hold the mobile screen in the app.

2. How do Instagram reels pause instead of mute?

If you tap on the screen while playing, it will be mute. To pause, you need to press and hold the reel video while it is playing.

3. Can I pause Instagram videos?

Yes, you can do it by playing the ig videos on the official app and then pressing and holding your finger on the screen.

Wrapping Up

This was the tutorial on how to pause Instagram reels on Android or iPhone apps. In case you are using a computer to access Instagram or watching reels, we had posted the tutorial for you as well. If you have any doubt do comment down below, and we will help you to fix it. Do you want us to post anything else? share the topic with us. Till then, contact us through Facebook page Solution Exist.

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Ronak Prajapatit is a Chemical Engineer by profession and a Part-Time blogger. He is a passionate tech blogger who likes to share his knowledge and helped to troubleshoot problems of computers and PC.

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