How to track what’s trending on Instagram Reels and make them work for you

There are certain tips and tricks when it comes to understanding and utilizing Instagram Reels, and this post explains them all. Here’s how to stay up to date on all the current trends before they’re gone.

by Randi Zimmerman of Symphonic Blog

Want to improve the views on your Instagram Reels? One of the best ways to do it is by utilizing trending sounds! In this post, you’ll learn some of the easiest ways to find what’s trending on Reels so you can use them to your advantage. Here’s the rundown…

Reels Trends

Reels Trends is a centralized location right on the app to help you understand what’s trending across reels on Instagram. — To find it, select the Professional Dashboard action button on your profile and select Reels Trends or tap Menu on your profile and select Reels Trends. Then, you can check out Reels from popular Audio or Hashtags.

Instagram’s @creators Account

Did you know Instagram has their own official account created solely to share tips and tricks for creators like you? @creators shares things like how to grow your account, content creation tips, editing hacks, current anthems to use in your upcoming Reels and so much more. In addition, they post the top trends for creators every Friday and monthly round-ups of the most successful reels in their monthly Trend Report.

Explore Page

This is one of the easiest methods, which entails simply scrolling through your Explore page. Yup, that’s it… And as you scroll through your recommended Reels, you’ll notice some of the sounds have a little arrow next to them. If you see that, that means that sound is trending. Then, you can just tap the sound and save it for later.

Easy peasy.

Later Blog

Later is a social media marketing platform that has a killer blog that features tons of great resources for online marketing, social media and more. On their blog, they have a great resource called, “The Top Instagram Reels Trends to Try This Week” which gets updated every other week. On it, they give you a description of the trend, the audio, plus an example to help you out.

Spotify Playlists

Thankfully, some very kind humans take the time to make full on playlists on Spotify full of trending Instagram sounds. It doesn’t get much easier than this… except maybe when I give you a couple of the best ones below:

In Conclusion…

By keeping your eye on what’s trending, you can hop on the wave and ride it to the top as soon as it hits. The name of the game on social media is to consistently look for what’s next, so even if you do see success on one of your Reels, keep that momentum going! I mean… you COULD just keep posting randomly and hoping for the best… but why would you when you can optimize your success for the long run with these simple tips.


In the meantime (while you’re waiting for your latest Reel to blow up), check out these additional resources:

Good luck!

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