Okay so out of the blue moon, Instagram finally has something unique for its over-a-billion-active-users. Instagram had a busy month testing this feature, and has now finally released this feature in a updated version of the app. Since the feature is system specific the app needs to be updated unlike some server specific features which doesn’t need the app to be updated.
The version 10.9 has this super awesome feature which lets you post 10 different photos/videos in a single go. You need to tap on “SELECT MULTIPLE” button on android and a switcher (blue colored icon) top right of photo picker on iPhone to select multiple photos.
Upon selecting 10 photos/videos you can either edit the photo individually or all photos one by one. While in edit mode you can rearrange the photos by long press and drag, delete photos by long press and swipe up and the filters and other photo editing setting are available. However you are restricted to have one caption for the whole slideshow (unlike WhatsApp, being able to give caption for each picture you intend to share) and a square crop
Once posted, your post will be shown as a slide show in the feed with a highlighter at bottom right saying “Swipe left” for the first time for you. The next time you see the same post again the message will not be shown and only dots below the post will be shown. Number of dots will be equal to number of photos/videos.
This is beautiful feature and I’m already loving it a lot. Get your app update and start posting more than just a selfie, it’s “selfies” time. Best suited for photographer, ads, service providers, products & personal posts. Time for a series of photos.
Surprise! 🎉 Swipe left on the post above to see more. Starting today, you can share up to 10 photos and videos in one post on Instagram. With this update, you no longer have to choose the single best photo or video from an experience you want to remember. When uploading to your feed, you’ll see a new icon to select multiple photos and videos. It’s easy to control exactly how your post will look. You can tap and hold to change the order, apply a filter to everything at once or edit one by one. These posts have a single caption and are square-only for now. On a profile grid, you’ll notice the first photo or video of a post has a little icon, which means there’s more to see. And in feed, you’ll see blue dots at the bottom of these posts to let you know you can swipe to see more. You can like and comment on them just like a regular post. This update is available as part of Instagram version 10.9 for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android on Google Play. To learn more, check out help.instagram.com.