On Wednesday, February 22, Instagram announced that its new 10.9 software update allows users to share up to 10 photos and videos in a single post, thanks to a new carousel-like slideshow feature.
Users no longer need to choose the single best photo or video from an experience they want to remember. You can now combine up to 10 photos and videos in one post and swipe right to see them all.
Now, when users go on Instagram, the new update shows a new icon that allows them to select multiple photos and videos. You can tap and hold a photo or video to change the order as well as apply filters to everything at once or individually. The “megapost” will have a single caption and be “square-only for now,” according to Instagram.
On a profile grid, you’ll see a new icon in the top right corner of the post that indicates there is more to see. Blue dots below these posts show users that you can swipe to see more. You can like and comment on them just like a regular post.
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“This product was inspired by members of our community, who have told us that there are times they want to share more than just one moment from a memorable experience in their feed,” Yichen Wang, the social media app’s product manager, told Refinery29. “The ability to upload multiple photos and videos within one post not only adds depth to those moments, but it also complements other products within the app, such as stories, in a way that makes it easier than ever to share your highlights and everything in between on Instagram.”
From stories to live video to now being able to post multiple photos and videos in one post, with the new Instagram update it’s never been easier to tell stories and share experiences online. This is a great opportunity for Brands to make use of. Whether it be to display a range of brands or services, photos and videos of events. Brands have the opportunity to be very creative with this new feature.
This new Instagram update is available as part of Instagram version 10.9 for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android on Google Play. To learn more, check out the Instagram Help Center.
Is your brand on Instagram? Are you likely to start posting more than one photo or video at a time? How can you see your brand using this new feature? Do you think it’s a change for the better or a change for the worst? Please let us know in the comments below!