For as long as Instagram has been around, users have only been able to upload one photo per post at a time. If you happened to have multiple photos or videos that you wanted to share, there unfortunately has never been an easy way to do that. Well, until now. In the latest Instagram update, users will be able to share up to 10 photos and videos in one post.
Now, you’ll no longer have to choose the best photo or video from the experience you want to share. When uploading photos or videos to your feed, you’ll see a new icon that will let you select multiple photos and videos from your library. You can even customize the order in which each photo shows up. Just tap and hold to change the order, apply a filter to everything at once, or edit them one at a time.
Instagram says these posts have a single caption and are square-only for now, but we’d imagine support for non-square posts will be added in the future.
If you haven’t yet, be sure to head to the Play Store link below to grab the latest Instagram update.
Instagram Live Stories now available
January 25: Instagram Live Stories, which have been rumored to launch for a few weeks now, are now available to all users globally. This rollout is following a limited regional release in December.
Hands-free mode and new stickers
December 21: In this holiday-themed update to version 10.3, Instagram introduced several new features including a hands-free recording mode, more stickers and holiday content. The new camera interface lets users record a video by tapping the record button once, rather than pressing and holding it like previously. You can also now add customizable weather, time and location stickers to snaps. Limited-time-only Christmas-themed stickers and plans for New Year’s stickers were also announced.
December 14: Instagram now lets you save posts that you’d like to revisit later. You should see a new bookmark icon underneath each and every post in your feed. When you find a photo or video that you’d like to save, tap the bookmark icon, and that’s it. The post will be saved to a new, private tab on your profile, where you can see all the posts you’ve saved. The best part? Posts saved in your bookmarks tab are only visible to you.
Live video streaming
December 12: Instagram is the latest social networking giant to support live video streaming. Users can stream up to one hour of live video at a time, though video clips from the live streaming feature can’t be saved at this time. It’s only live in the US for now, but more regions will gain support for the feature soon.
Boomerang videos and Story mentions
November 10: Boomerang videos are now baked into the Instagram app. Just swipe right from the main feed page, select Boomerang, then you’ll be able to create short GIF-like clips that you can share directly to your account. In addition, Instagram has added support for mentioning users in Stories.