Is one photo or video not enough? Fret no more because starting today and rolling out over the next few weeks, Instagram is finally letting you upload 10 of them in a single post. This means you don’t have to clog everyone’s feed anymore if you want to post multiple stunning shots from one of your vacations. Here’s how it works:
How To Use New Instagram Update
As explained by Instagram, itself, you’ll now see a new icon to select up to 10 photos and videos when uploading to your feed. Choosing how your post would look like is pretty basic: simply tap and hold the images to change their order. If you want to diversify your photos, you have the option to apply a filter one by one or all at once. You can tag people in each photo as well.
The new multi-content feature works the same as Instagram Stories, another feature separate from the main feed which allows you to collect multiple photos and videos throughout the day and squeeze them into a single story for your friends to see. Just like the stories, they can then swipe left or right to flip through your images.
But how will you and others know if a post is a multi-photo upload? When viewing in a profile grid, there will be a small square icon on the first photo or video of the post, meaning there’ a gallery of content to see. In feed, Engadget reports there will be blue dots at the bottom of the post that will let you swipe to see more.
Unfortunately, the new update offers a single caption for the entire post and are square-only at this point. However, the site explains in a blog post that the said limitations are just “for now,” suggesting possible tweaks and expansions anytime in the future.
How To Get The Update
The rollout has already started on Feb. 21, and as with any updates, users should get them in waves through the next day or so. You’ll know you’ve received it when you go to upload content and it lets you choose more than one photo to post.
Any posts that have more than one content in them, regardless of the type, will automatically transform itself into a gallery. If you’ve already seen it on other people’s feeds and want to get the update, here’s what you can speed up the process:
- Update the app.
- If there’s no update available yet, you can do so manually by reinstalling Instagram.
- If there’s still nothing after doing the second item, you have no choice but to play the waiting game.
Do not worry, getting it later than expected is normal with any updates. Sometimes, it takes a few days for rollouts to finish but it will most certainly get to you soon. The multi-content upload will be rolling out globally both on iOS and Android.”