Discover the hottest trends on Instagram Reels - August edition

Discover the hottest trends on Instagram Reels - August edition
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Wondering what is trending on Instagram Reels? Here are the latest viral trends you would love to participate in.

Here we go… This month we gather 12 most iconic trends for your next Instagram Reel!

Collage Trend

Trend Recap: Calling all creatives! This trend is giving arts and crafts in the best way.

Use an editing app like Bazaart to turn your memories into a digital scrapbook.

Freaks - televisionblonde (but feel free to use a song of your choice!)

I Ain't Worried

Trend Recap: Summer may be coming to an end, but we're still reliving the memories on Reels.

Use this chilled-out sample from OneRepublic's "I Ain't Worried" to share your best summer moments.

Original audio - barstoolsports

A Beautiful View

Trend Recap: Travel creators or businesses — this trend is for you.

Use the audio to share a clip of a recent trip, the view from your hotel room, or a sunset hike — basically anywhere that made you go "wow." It's that simple!

A beautiful view. Bitter Sweet Symphony The Verge — @roamin.with.laaaly

Move Your Feet

Trend Recap: If you're looking for trending audio, musician Austin Millz is someone to keep an eye on — he's usually got a couple of bangers heating up on the feed.

This particular remix is perfect for transitions, before and after shots, or quick tips.

Austin Millz - Move Your Feet

Summer Renaissance

Trend Recap: ICYMI: Beyoncé dropped a new album last month and the vibes are immaculate.

The final song on the album, SUMMER RENAISSANCE, is the ultimate track to pair with a vlog, a get ready with me video, or a how-to.



Trend Recap: This sweet, slowed-down version of Taylor Swift’s “Lover” is the perfect accompaniment to photo-based Reels.

Original Audio - isa.remolina

Bad Habit

Trend Recap: Steve Lacy’s latest single is the epitome of laidback summertime vibes and we can’t get enough.

Use this chilled-out audio to share your OOTD, morning routine, or favorite recipe.

Bad Habit - Steve Lacy

Nonstop Remix

Trend Recap: This remix of Drake’s “Nonstop” is the perfect audio for epic transitions.

Try syncing your video clips to the beat and line up your transition with the lyric “I just flipped a switch.”

i jus flipped a switch - journalbymoon

Magic Moments

Trend Recap: This audio is made for magical montages and mouthwatering recipes.

Use the soft, piano melody to accompany your last picturesque vacation or while you assemble your favorite meal.

Magic Moments — Austin Farwell


Trend Recap: While this audio is pretty niche, it's perfect for travel or lifestyle creators, and has less than 20K Reels (and growing) — so jump on it fast. 🙋

Simply couple the soothing tune with a gorgeous view, and you're set!

Lujon — Henry Mancini

We Found Love Remix

Trend Recap: Rihanna and Calvin Harris' summer anthem, "We Found Love" is back — with a slight twist.

The remix is the perfect track to accompany a vlog or day in the life post.

We Found Love - Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris - its_jal

Before & After

Trend Recap: With just under 10K Reels, now is the perfect time to hop on this trend.

Whether you’re an artist, designer, or small business owner, use this audio to share your most impressive transformation.

Original Audio - thaddeus.10

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Enjoy Instagramming!