Finally, You Can Now Share Up to Ten Photos and Videos in a Single Post on Instagram

Be ready to freak out, Instagram lovers: you can now upload up to ten photos or videos – all in a single post! Going live today, you can now choose series of photos or videos inside one single post on your page without having to debate whether to share those b-side shots. This all comes with the announcement on their blog, which has a little promo video and a simple how-to-use lifestyle tutorial. 

I have wanted this feature for as long as I can remember and have always said this is how you should do it. I didn't expect it to be as many as ten images, but that amount is very welcome. The UI looks fairly straight forward with a small icon at the base of your posts now showing how many shots you have uploaded, and a simple swipe to the left will allow you to scroll forward. 

You can select the number of shots you want and can even apply one filter to all the images to keep it within the same style. Not bad if you ask me. 

What do you guys think? This seems to be a welcomed way for those looking to share more, but without sacrificing uploading ten individual shots all at once, essentially spamming your friends. For you professional photographers, this could be a great way to share those wedding, product, or overall lifestyle shoots with clients in one simple and clean way. 

The way Instagram is progressing as a tool for creatives and photographers is outstanding and continues to build my trust in the brand and the way they want to grow. I could easily see them moving in the direction of a pro-level service for those looking for more editing tools or more images to add to a post or gallery. What do you guys think? Is this something you wanted? Is it something you will use? Hit us up in the comments below and let us know! 

To learn more check out Instagram's blog here as well. 

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16 Comments

Josiah Moore's picture

Been dying for this! Very excited! Want to do some breakdowns of my compositions this way too!

Mark Tiu's picture

I think this will be great too to be honest. I'm very, very excited for this new feature! I can't wait to get the update on my phone. I've been posting in 3's to clean-up my feed and show consistency. This feed will allow me to ditch that now because I can upload more than one photo per post. I'm curious to know how it affects engagement.

Andrew Griswold's picture

Agreed, tracking engagement on those will be interesting. Will the stats show up per the overall post or break down into the individual posts inside that post. Can I like each photos within the post? Or will it be an overall post.

Mark Tiu's picture

Just tried it now!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ0mZkwlaE1/?taken-by=marktiuphotography

The stats show up on the overall post. You can't like each post in the collection as it seems.

The only downside I see to it now is the fact that the photos get cropped to 1:1 again on the set. I'm sure it'll get better in time though. I want the 4:5 and 16:9 to show up on the collections too. Oh and we're not able to add more photos or take any photos out of the collection after we've uploaded it.

Andrew Griswold's picture

Right on, I saw that with the first post from a friend. Like is overall which isnt bad but I am sure it will get better over time. The UI for shwoing a full crop horizontal or vertical will be interesting because how would that work? Would the screen jump in and out of tall or wide shots? That will take time to solve.

Kang Lee's picture

I personally won't be using it as I feel it will detriment on engagement. By posting photos seperately of a shoot should be a better way to get more engagement over time.

On a separate note, how does one prevent their photos from being cropped square, outside of wrapping their photos in square borders? Genuinely curious as I'm not a user of that service.

Brian Schmittgens's picture

There's an option when you're uploading to keep it in its original state without cropping.

Andrew Griswold's picture

Double tapping the images will enter it to and from square crop to full crop.

Walter Rachel's picture

Actually seems with the multiple upload to be forcing square like the old days. Tried it out about an hour ago.

To Andrew, shouldn't that read to no crop? Yeah I know people say full crop, but it doesn't make sense.

And what is the default shown, square cropped? I would hate for my images to be shown that way by default. Makes no sense.

Walter Rachel's picture

Tried it out. I like it except you have to add borders to keep the aspect ratio and not go square. Hopefully they update it to be like the single image uploads.

Brandon Chau's picture

I like to spread out my content like my butter :)

For some reason I can't get it to work on Android. The icon doesn't show up and I have the update from today.

Oh, great way to be less picky with what I share.

Christian Santiago's picture

Kind of bummed that you can't promote these posts! Instagram is missing out on a great opportunity.