Here’s how the new multiple photo and video sharing feature works on Instagram that will enable users to share up to 10 photos and videos in one post. In the new feature, the carousels will feature the first photo or video to your Instagram timeline, while the rest of the photos and videos are compressed in a group which you can view by swiping left or right.
Instagram has pushed a new update that will allow users of the world’s most popular photo sharing app to upload up to 10 photos and videos packed at once. With this move, Instagram wants users to share and engage more often. If you haven’t heard of this new feature or don’t know how to pull if off, then keep on reading as we are going to show you the official method of sharing multiple photos and videos in a single Instagram post.
A few year ago, Instagram introduced a feature that added an ability to post multiple photos in one go, which your followers could browse via a single swipe on a carousel of images. That solved the conundrum related to the feed getting spammed by a single user sharing photos one after the other in a quick succession which forced users to scroll more in order to see posts from other people. What’s more, the feature was restricted to marketers only, who used it to push photos and video clips of ads.
However, from today onward, all Instagram users will be able to take advantage of this multiple photo and video sharing feature, which was only available to the advertisers until now. This feature makes it easy to view multiple photos and videos from a single user at one place instead of having to scroll the timeline.
You Can Now Post Up To 10 Photos & Videos In One Instagram Post
Instagram made the announcement in an official blog post: “You no longer have to choose the single best photo or video from an experience you want to remember. Now, you can combine up to 10 photos and videos in one post and swipe through to see them all.”
Uses Of Multiple Photos & Videos In A Single Post:
According to Instagram, this new feature has many uses: you can use it to post images related to each phase of the birthday party in one place, or you can use to to share each step of making a recipe. The Instagram carousels will act as your own stories with each part of them separately captured and shared on your profile.
How To Post Multiple Photos & Videos In One Post On Instagram:
To use this new Instagram feature, perform the following steps to create a carousel of multiple photos and videos:
1 – Make sure your Instagram app is updated to the latest version.
2 – Launch Instagram app, and tap on a new icon titled Select Multiple that look like a stack of photos.
3 – You can change the order to photos to be shared in a single post by tap, hold and drag.
4 – You can edit photos and videos in group or individually.
5 – Once the post is ready you can share it under one location tag and caption to make it easy for others to share related group of photos. This also makes it easier to read comments or see who liked different photos in a group of photos under one post.
A carousel is indicated by a blue ellipsis(…) at the bottom of the post to make it easier for users to spot a post with multiple photos and videos in it. Just start swiping to see the rest of the carousel. If the carousel feature isn’t available on your Instagram app, wait until next week for the update on Android and iOS platforms.
For now, the feature is restricted to square ratio images and video. May be in future updates it will be extended to other formats as well. Nonetheless, this feature is extremely useful and the one you should definitely try. What are you thoughts on this? Share in the comments sections below.