Instagram continues to surprise and amaze us! On February 22nd, Instagram made an update that is going to make all of our lives simpler; you can now post up to 10 pictures or videos in single post!
Now that may not sound like an earth shattering improvement, but it is! This new enhancement to Instagram helps to eliminate clutter on your precious newsfeed.
Here’s What I Love About It:
What I Don’t Like About It:
Here’s how to use the feature:
Step 1: Add Photos To Your Gallery
Tap the plus icon at the bottom of the screen to upload a photo or video as you usually would. If you want to add multiple images to your post, then look for the new layer icon in the bottom right-hand corner. You can select up to 10 photos and video for your slideshow.
Step 2: Adjust The Order
You can rearrange the order of your videos and pictures by dragging and dropping them.
Step 3: Edit Your Images, Add Captions and Location
When you post your slideshow the caption and location you type will apply to your entire album, along with the total number of likes and comments.
However, you can tag and edit each image in your slideshow by scrolling through each picture and adding the tagged account. If you want to add a filter to the entire slideshow you can do that as well, but you cannot add a filter to a single image or video in the album (it will apply to all of the media you selected for the album).
Photo: Courtesy of Instagram
Step 4: Voila! Check out your slideshow
After you’ve posted your new slideshow post, the album icon will appear in the upper right corner so that your followers know that they can scroll through your posts.
Have you used this feature? What do you think of it?
Brandelyn Green is a social media strategist who has cracked the code on growing an online community. As founder of @VoiceOFHair, on online platform to help women of color find the best hairstylists and hairstyles, she was able to grow her instagram account from 0 to 100K in 1 year and currently has a community of over 500K+ women (Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest). She is a consultant and coach for business owners who are looking to grow their business through social media.