Many photographers have bemoaned Instagram’s inability to tell a coherent visual story. Where rival (and now defunct) platforms like Storehouse let you string together a series of visual assets and text, Instagram locked you into a single photo and caption.
A new update to Instagram will let you add multiple photos and videos to a single post. Specifically, you can add up to 10 photos and videos into a single post. (This capability had been available to Instagram’s advertisers but is now going to be widely available to all users.)
When uploading to your feed, you’ll see a new icon to select multiple photos and videos. You can tap and hold to change the order that images appear and apply a filter to everything at once or edit one by one. These multi-image posts have a single caption and are square-only, at least for now.
On Instagram’s profile grid, a little icon will indicate whether there are more visual assets tied to the post.
Here, according to Instagram, is how you post multiple images:
- Tap then tap Library at the bottom of the screen.
- Tap .
- Select up to 10 photos and videos from your phone’s library. To adjust how each photo or video is cropped, tap it then touch the screen to adjust how it fits in the frame. Keep in mind that you can only share posts as a square, not as a portrait or landscape. When you’re done, tap Next in the top right.
- Tap a filter at the bottom of the screen to apply it to every photo and video you’ve selected, or tap a photo or video to edit it and add filters individually.
- To change the order of your photos and videos, tap and hold one then drag it to another spot. To remove a photo or video from your post, tap and hold one, then drag it to at the top of the screen. When you’re done, tap Next in the top right.
- You can add one location and caption for your entire post, and tag someone in each individual photo. Tap Tag People, then swipe to find the photo you’d like to tag someone in.
- Tap Share.
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