Someone rightly said that a picture is worth a thousand words. But sometimes a single picture is not enough to tell a story. Adding a few photos at a time helps to better express the story and the emotions. For a very long time, Instagram only allowed one photo to be added per story. Fortunately, now things have changed for the better and you can add more than one photo per story. And the same goes for Instagram posts.
There are two ways to add multiple photos to Instagram Stories. You can either go the direct route and make a collage. Or, you can use the Photo Sticker option. The latter is much better because it gives you the option to organize the photos as you wish.
There is only one way to go when it comes to adding multiple photos to Instagram posts.
So here’s how to add multiple photos to an Instagram post or story.
How to add multiple photos to an Instagram story
1. Use the layout
The Layout tool lets you choose from several different types of collages. On top of that, it is easy and straightforward to use. The good thing is that you can post instant photos or choose one from your phone’s gallery.
Step 1: Swipe right on your Instagram home page to open Story. Tap the small arrow on the left as shown below.
2nd step: Choose the layout from the list and tap on the Edit Grid option. Choose the grid of your choice.
All you have to do is click on the photos. You can also tap the Photo icon in the lower left corner to select photos from your phone’s gallery.
Once done, just hit the Tick button in the center. That’s it.
Add all the necessary stickers and details, and the photo is ready to share with your followers.
2. Use a photo sticker
But if you ask me, layout grids can look a bit stiff. If you want a more “fun” way to add multiple photos to Insta Stories, you can’t go wrong with the built-in photo sticker option. This one allows you to add a bunch of photos at one time.
Step 1: Open Story and choose a photo from the gallery. Alternatively, you can click on one on the spot.
2nd step: Tap the Sticker icon at the top and scroll down, until you see the Photo Sticker option.
Now all you need to do is choose a photo from your phone’s gallery to add it to the story.
And it does not stop there. Tap photos to turn them into adorable shapes. From stars to circles, you can experiment with many shapes.
Apart from that, you can also adjust the size and orientation of the photo. Simply pinch to enlarge the photo.
Repeat the above steps to add as many photos as you want. Once done, give a final touch by adding a suitable sticker. Then tag and share.
How to add music to stories with multiple photos
Fortunately, Instagram doesn’t distinguish between regular stories and stories with collages.
Step 1: Once you have added all the photos, tap the Sticker icon and select Music.
2nd step: choose a song from the available list or search for a song.
Instagram automatically assigns the best part of the song. However, you can always scrub to find the portion that interests you.
Tap the font icons to change the style of the lyrics. However, just tap the little cross icon if you don’t want to display the lyrics.
Once everything is in place, press the Done button. Your story is now ready to be shared.
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How to add multiple photos to an Instagram post
The feature to add multiple photos to Instagram Post was there. It’s a straightforward process. At the moment, you can add about 10 photos at a time.
Step 1: Tap the plus icon in the upper right corner to add a new post. Next, tap the Resize icon on the left.
This will prevent non-square photos from being cropped automatically.
2nd step: When finished, tap the Multiple Small Photos icon on the right and select the photos you want to upload.
The real hero of this feature is the editing options. You can either choose the same filter for all photos. Or, you can select individual filters for each photo. To do this, tap on the circular icon in the lower left corner.
Once you’re done with all of the edits, add a catchy caption and share. That’s it!
Tell a great story
Over the years, Instagram has introduced a host of features and has minimized the reliance on third-party apps. However, if you want a unique collage for your stories and posts, you can always use apps like Canva or Adobe Spark and let your creativity run wild.
Last updated on December 10, 2021
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