Instagram is well-known as one of the top social media apps, offering different ways for you to share your life with others through multiple pictures. Instagram achieves this in different ways, allowing you to share your post with more than one image. Our guide will cover easy steps on how to post multiple pictures on Instagram stories or posts.
Whether you want to share photos on your story or as a post, you don’t have to select just one when several good-looking ones are available.
Why You Might Need to Post Multiple Photos on Instagram
There are different reasons why you might want to post more than one picture at a time on Instagram. For instance, if you took several photos in one day, combining them in one post would make better sense than making several posts with the same caption.
The outlook of your page looks much better when it’s well-organized, and you can stick with a particular theme by combining similar pictures in one post. This is an excellent way to save time on your posts, both for you and those you are engaging with. It increases your engagement and is highly convenient.
With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at how to share multiple photos on Instagram.
Share Multiple Photos on Instagram Post
You might want to create a carousel, an Instagram post with multiple photos and videos. You can add up to ten of these as a single post, and these can be viewed by clicking or swiping left.
1. Create Your Post
Open the Instagram app and click on the plus (+) icon at the app’s top-right corner.
2. Pick the “Select Multiple” option
Tap on the Select Multiple option that is just above your photos halfway up the screen.
3. Select the photos you want to post together
Choose the images you want to post together and tap on the arrow in the top-right corner of your Instagram app.
4. Edit your photos (Optional)
You can edit your post however you like from here. Once done, select the same arrow located in the app’s top-right corner.
5. Finalize your post
As usual for any Instagram post. Here, you can write your caption, tag people, add locations and also choose to share your post on other social media sites.
Share multiple photos on your Instagram story
Instagram Story is one of the top features of the social media app. The basis of Stories is to share photos and videos that others can view for about 24 hours, and then they disappear. With this, you don’t have to worry about making permanent posts.
How to post multiple photos on your story
1. Select the Plus (+) Icon
Open your Instagram app and click on the plus (+) icon in the top-right corner of your screen.
2. Choose your photos for your post
Select your photos from the camera roll you want to post in your story. You can select more than one photo to post by holding down the images.
You will see two options pop up on your screen, Layout will bunch your photos together in one single post, and separate will separate the images as if they were posted individually. You can also add music to these Instagram Stories if you like to.
3. Finish posting your story
Once the photos you would like to post are all bunched together in a single post, you can tap on the arrow at the bottom-right of the app to continue.
On the next screen, you’ll choose whether to post to your main story or any private story groups you may have made.
Using the “Layout” Tool
Instagram also has a layout tool that allows you to post your photos as a collage on your Story. The Instagram Layout feature is one of the newest ones, and not many users know how to use it. You can create custom collages of photos with the Instagram Layout tool with the steps below.
1. Create your post
Start creating your story by selecting the plus (+) icon in the app’s top-right corner. You can also tap on your profile picture on the story panel where you view others’ stories.
2. Select the layout option
Select the layout icon when you have your camera active in the app. This is located on the left side of the camera screen.
3. Choose your layout option preference
Choose a layout option that suits the needs of your post.
4. Take your photos
Take your photos however you like for your collage. Select the tick icon at the bottom centre of the screen when finished.
You can now select the arrow in the bottom-right corner of the app to advance to the next screen, where you can finalise your post.
Using the Stickers Function
You can also post a collage of photos with the sticker’s functionality. This allows for more customisation options when creating your story.
1. Open your stories
You can do this by selecting the plus (+) icon in the top-right of the screen and then choosing stories.
2. Select the “Stickers” icon
Once you’ve advanced to the next screen to post a story, select the Stickers icon along the top of the screen.
Scroll down the stickers panel until you find a sticker like the one shown below.
3. Edit your collage
Once you select this sticker option, you can choose the photos you want to bundle together in a nice collage post for your story.
What if I’m using a Mac?
You can also post pictures on your Instagram posts and stories from your Mac. You can access the Instagram website from your web browser on Mac. But, there is no official Instagram client for Mac, so you can’t download the app.
Can I edit existing posts & add photos?
Although you can add photos to your existing Stories, it’s not possible to do so with Posts that you’ve already made on Instagram. Posts are designed to be permanent, so if you want to add a photo, you’ll have to delete the post and redo it with the images you intended.
You should now know how to post multiple pictures on Instagram. It is also possible to do this on your desktop browser or with third-party apps like Creator Studio to schedule Instagram posts using Facebook and Grids to post Stories and posts from Mac.