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Instagram will soon let users share multiple images in one post

This is a huge change for the app.


Phillip Tracy


Posted on Feb 22, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 10:58 pm CDT

Instagram is making a major change to its platform so you no longer have to painstakingly decide which photos to post.

Earlier this month, the company pushed out a photo album feature on its Android beta app that allowed users to upload several images and group them together.

Testers appear to have responded well, and the social media app is moving forward with the potentially game-changing addition.

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The Facebook-owned company said Wednesday it will let its users upload up to 10 videos and photos at one time.

To use the new feature, install the upcoming Instagram update, which should arrive in the next few weeks. Then simply press on the new icon at the bottom right of your images or video to add additional content. You can rearrange images by holding down on them, and even edit each photo or video individually.

The more flexible uploading method is currently limited to a single location and caption as well as square aspect ratios.

To view them, users simply swipe from side-to-side on their feed, like they would with a slideshow or photo carousel.

Until now, the feature was only available to advertisers, who have been using it since March 2015.

It is a significant change for the app’s 600 million active users. Instagram grew popular for its simple-to-use downward-scrolling interface that let users find photos that interest them as easily as they could skip over the ones that don’t.

But the image-sharing app is facing increasing pressure from other similar social media platforms, like Snapchat. If it wants to continue its dominance, it will need to retain its simplicity, while seamlessly expanding its feature set.

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*First Published: Feb 22, 2017, 3:39 pm CST