How to Make 6 Easy Faceless Instagram Reels + Canva Templates

Don’t want to sing, dance or act on social media? Then don’t. Create these 6 Easy Instagram Reels in Canva without ever showing your face!

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6  Faceless Instagram Reels


You don’t have to show your face on camera if you want to start creating videos for social media. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to easily create 6 faceless Instagram Reels and give you free Canva templates to help you do it.

You’ll need a Canva Pro account to use the templates right out the box, so if you need to upgrade use this link to get 30 days free and try it out first!

Faceless Instagram Reels

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01 The Meme Reel


I love a good meme, and these were the first type of Reels I created when I wasn’t quite ready to get in front of the camera.

You might as well leverage the popularity of relatable memes by turning them into a Reel that fits your niche. 

They’re funny and entertaining, and when they hit a pain point that your target market totally gets, you’ve hit a sweet spot.

Meme Video

Here are some examples of trending Meme Videos I repurposed and applied to my niche:

Meme Gif

You can do the same thing with Meme Gifs and pair it with a trending sound to get more reach. Go one step further and add a poll sticker to make it more interactive.

Here’s an example of a Gif I turned into Reel and added a poll sticker:

Meme Reels are easy to make in Canva. You can search for a Gif directly in the Canva dashboard with the Giphy integration and pull it into your design.

For video memes, just upload your video and pull it into your template. That’s it.

Canva dashboard showing how to add a Gif to the artboard
Add your Gif or Video in Canva to make a Meme

02 Twitter Post Reel


I’ve heard many content creators mention that their Twitter Post Reels get a ton of engagement and shares. And it makes sense.

Twitter quotes are short and catchy, and the ones that are written well are often very relatable. 

This makes them the perfect type of Reel to create when you don’t want to show your face. 

This is one example of a Twitter post Reel that I created for my Instagram channel:

There are a ton of premade Twitter Post Canva templates available to choose from. Just search for one you like, update the Twitter post content, add a video background, and you’re done.

Or you can download my Free Canva Templates and get 5 faceless Reels you can use today!

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03 The Sign Quote Reel


One of my favorite types of Instagram posts is the Sign Quote images you’ve probably seen all over Instagram. 

Credit: @thefemalewarhol

These types of images get a lot of shares not only because they’re relatable but because they look really cool. 

However, since Instagram is no longer a photo sharing app, and video is the future, I wanted to recreate this post type into a video version. 

Check out these Reels I created in Canva by cropping out the image of a sign, adding editable text, and placing a video of a moving sky in the background.  


04 The Reminder Quote Reel


I love a good Reminder post in graphic form, so now that Video is simply a must, turning this into a video version is a no-brainer, especially if you still aren’t ready to show your face.

Here are two examples I created using my Canva templates. One is for my husband’s barber brand, and the other one I created for my account. 

You can see how easy it is to customize for your brand by choosing the right video and accent colors.

Pairing this one with a trending motivational audio can also help to drive the theme of your post further. 

Faceless Instagram Reels

This FREE Canva Template Pack comes with 5 Reels that are ready for use. No singing, dancing, or acting required!

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05 The Sticker Reel


Now that we can add interactive stickers to Reels, I’ve been having a lot of fun with them.

Typically we use stickers in Stories to get our viewers to engage with our content, and now we can encourage them to do the same when they view our Reels.  

I tried it out in this post and really enjoyed the feedback I got.

People were willing to tap, and I like that stickers add a new layer of interaction between the viewer and my content. 

Here’s another post where I used a sticker to create an opportunity for engagement:


06 The Tutorial Reel


This one is the most common type of faceless Reel idea that I see out there. I think it’s an obvious choice for most people especially those who share educational or behind-the-scenes type of content. 

You can do this in various ways. Since I make tutorials on how to create content, my go-to is either a screen share where I narrate my steps like this video.

Or, I’ll use photos to create an animated slideshow in Canva and add a voiceover like this example:

I recently tried something new and recorded myself writing out 3 quick steps without capturing my face at all. This one did really well and I’ll likely use the idea again in the future.


Tips for Using Faceless Instagram Reels


When creating your faceless Instagram Reel always try and pair your video with a trending audio. 

This will help your Reel get more views and hopefully more engagement than you may get if you used your own original audio. 

Something I’ve noticed is that the Instagram algorithm seems to favor Reels with faces in them over Reels that just show text. 

This might not be the case for everyone, but it has definitely been something I’ve personally noticed on my account.

So keep that mind if you think that your faceless reels aren’t performing as well as you’d like.


Conclusion


Now that you’ve got 6 faceless Instagram Reels ideas to choose from, my hope is that you that you’ll use them to get comfortable with creating video while you’re working up the courage to record yourself on camera.

It’s proven that people connect more with a face than just a voice, so if your goal is to build an engaged audience, I’d encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and step in front of the camera as soon as you’re ready.

Don’t forget to download your set of 5 Free Reel Canva templates for the ideas mentioned in this article.

Alright friends, thanks for hanging out with me today. I hope these ideas will be helpful to you as you start creating video content for Instagram. DM on Instagram @sarahluna.co if you end up using any of these ideas or one of the free templates. I’d love to connect with you!

Faceless Instagram Reels

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