Instagram just announced its latest update, and it’s a big one. You’ll soon be able to share multiple photos and videos in a single post. A post can now act as a mini-album that documents anything from a party to a vacation, with users scrolling through to see it unfold.
How is this different from Instagram Stories, you ask? Unlike Stories, which disappear after 24 hours, these posts will remain on your feed.
Some might see this as the answer to repetitive posts (no more uploading the umpteenth party pic with the caption “Sorry, last one”) as well as a way to curate posts around a theme (just imagine a step-by-step makeup tutorial from Kylie Jenner in one post.)
A profile with Instagram’s latest feature (note the new icon on the first post)
So how does it work?
A new icon will appear which will allow you to select up to 10 photos and videos for a single post. You can filter and edit photos in a batch, or individually, as well as change the order of photos. Captions, location likes and comments apply to all the photos and videos in a post, but you’ll be able to tag friends individually. You won’t be able to remove individual photos or videos from within the post once it’s live.
Instagram’s new multiple selection option
When will start?
The update rolls out today for iPhone and Android and will go global within a few weeks.