Planning to post multiple photos or videos on Instagram? You can now combine up to 10 of them into a single post, filling your friends' feeds with a new level of storytelling.
The update, rolling out to iOS and Android with version 10.9 of the Instagram app, lets you select up to 10 photos or videos from your phone's library to create a post. The result is almost identical to the photos or videos you're used to seeing in your Instagram feed, except for a row of tiny dots at the bottom center of the image or clip.
Those dots indicate to your friends that they should swipe to view the rest of your photos or videos—a recipe for chocolate chip cookies, perhaps, or maybe before and after shots of your Thanksgiving dinner table.
As you'd expect, these new posts stuffed with multiple shots can be edited with the numerous filters for which Instagram is known. You can tap a filter at the bottom of the screen to apply it to every photo and video you've selected, or tap individual photos or videos to edit them and add filters individually.
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You can also change the order in which photos or videos appear and tag people in each one, but you can only add one location and caption for the entire post. In a blog post, Instagram said the caption limitation is "for now," suggesting possible tweaks and expansions in the future.
Instagram fiends will note that the new multi-photo post option is similar to Instagram Stories, a part of the app separate from the main feed that lets you collect multiple photos and videos throughout the day and stitch them into a single story for your friends to tap on.
For more, check out PCMag's roundup of Instagram tips.