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.