The way you add or select several photographs for a post on Instagram has just changed. Naturally, many people began to question why Instagram wouldn’t let me post several photos, but fear not, we’ve got you covered. If you want to add more than one photo to an Instagram story but the multiple picture selection button is missing or not available, there is a simple hack you may do to select several photographs for your Instagram story.
Aside from the elaborate gimmicks, the minimalist scrollable feed that is populated with posts from your friends and others you follow has been the main engine of Instagram’s success.
People connect with each other and share pieces of their lives by posting photographs and videos on the feed.
It’s simple enough to upload a single photo. However, if there are several photos, publishing them one at a time can be tedious. Adding a flurry of photographs to an otherwise well-maintained feed not only ruins it, but it also puts you perilously close to spam territory.
A better option is to combine all of the images into a single post. Here are all the several ways you can add several photographs to a post, whether you’re using the app or your computer.
Did Instagram remove multiple photos?
No, several photographs can be readily added to an Instagram post or story. But, whether you like it or not, the button for selecting multiple photographs is changing.
The many button is no longer available on iPhone, although it is still available on Android as of today (May 23, 2021). But don’t worry, you can restore the multiple choices by just tapping and holding on any of your images. We’ve covered everything below, so start with the first guide to learn how to add several photographs to your Instagram post.
How to post multiple photos on an Instagram post from the app
No, you can easily add multiple photos to an Instagram post or story. However, the button for selecting several images is changing, whether you like it or not.
On iPhone, the many button is no longer available, however it is still available on Android (May 23, 2021). But don’t worry; simply press and hold on any of your photographs to restore the many options. Start with the first guide to learn how to add several images to your Instagram post, as we’ve covered everything below.
Method #1: From the main Instagram feed screen
The first method is the easiest native method to add multiple photos to a post. Open Instagram and tap on the ‘+‘ icon at the top left corner.
Swipe to get to the Post tab at the bottom of the screen.
Here, tap on Select multiple. If you find the Multiple button missing on your device, then simply tap and hold any of image of yours to get the multiple selection back. Yes, it’s a tad hidden now.
This will add a small circle to the corner of your picture, allowing you to choose multiple images for your post. Select the photographs you wish to add by tapping on them.
The photos will be added in the order in which they are assigned a number. However, you can always unselect/select items and rearrange the order.
When you’ve finished choosing, tap the arrow in the top right corner.
On the next screen, you can add filters to your images.
To get more edit options, tap on the white circle on a photo.
Here, under the “Edit” tab, you have a variety of options to adjust and give the image final touches.
When done with editing, tap on the tick at the top right corner.
Swipe left/right to get to other images and edit them if you want. Once done, tap on the right arrow at the top.
Now you can write a caption, tag people, and add location as you prefer. Then, to finally post, tap on the tick at the top right corner.
And that’s it, your post with multiple pictures is up.
Method #2: From your Profile page
The alternative option is to use your Profile page to upload numerous photos. At the lower right corner of the screen, tap on your profile icon.
Here, tap on the ‘+‘ icon next to your username at the top.
Tap on Feed Post.
You’ll now be presented with the same screen, which allows you to select many images at once. The processes to post numerous photos are the same as they were in the previous phase.
Method #3: Create a collage with Instagram’s Layout app
Once you understand the methods, adding numerous photographs to a post is simple. But what if you want to make a collage out of several photos on a single image? Instagram Stories has a feature called ‘Layout’ that allows you to do so. However, there isn’t a similar option for posts.
However, Instagram’s Layout app can be used to accomplish this.
Tap on the photographs you wish to construct a collage out of once the program is installed, with Gallery highlighted at the bottom. A single layout can have a maximum of 9 photographs.
It’s now time to decide on a layout. To gently enlarge the layout window, drag it down. Then swipe left to see the many layouts available. Tap on the one you like once you’ve found it.
This will take you to the Edit screen, where you can replace, mirror, flip, and border your photos.
Once done, tap on Save at the top right corner. The collage will be saved to your Camera Roll.
Tap on Instagram.
Now, you’ll be redirected to Instagram’s New Post page. Tap on the arrow at the top right corner.
The steps from here on out are the same as before. So go ahead and edit and post your photos as you normally would.
How to post multiple photos on an Instagram post from PC
Although Instagram does not allow users to publish photographs and stories from their desktops, there are a few workarounds. Enabling DevTools in your browser is a simple way to add photographs to your PC. We’ll have to seek elsewhere because it only allows you to upload one picture at a time. From your desktop, there are a few options for adding multiple photographs to a post.
Method #1: With Facebook Creator Studio
Posting pictures through the Facebook Creator Studio method requires you to have the following:
- Facebook account
- Facebook page
- Instagram Creator or Business Account (steps mentioned below).
- Facebook page connected to your Instagram (steps given below).
If you match these criteria, you are free to utilize Facebook Creator Studio for Instagram. If you don’t have a Creator or Business account, or aren’t sure how to connect your Facebook page to it, don’t worry. These two procedures are outlined below.
Go to Facebook Creator Studio and log in. Then click on the Instagram icon at the top.
Click on Connect Your Account if you haven’t done so already.
Then go to Instagram and log in. You’ll be asked to switch to a creator or business account if you don’t already have one.
Switch to Instagram Creator or Business Account
To do so, open the Instagram app, tap on the profile icon at the bottom right.
Then tap on the three horizontal lines at the top right.
Scroll down and tap on Switch to Professional Account.
When you get to the Creator page, select either “Creator” or “Business”. Then tap Next.
Connect Facebook page to Instagram
Once you’re the creator, you will have to link your Facebook page to your Instagram. For this, tap on your Profile icon on Instagram.
Then tap Edit Profile.
Under “Profile Information”, tap on Page.
Tap Connect an Existing Page.
Check the two linked accounts, then tap Continue to set up the Accounts Centre.
Once the Accounts Centre is set up, select your Facebook page and tap Done.
Now, go back to Creator Studio on your PC and click on Try again to connect to Instagram.
You’re all set up and ready to start posting (with multiple pictures) from your PC. First up, click on Create Post.
Select Instagram feed from the list.
Now click on Add content.
Then choose From file upload.
Browse and select the pictures that you want to have in your carousel post and click on Open.
After the photos have been added, you can sort them in the post by clicking on the numbers. You can also use the choices provided under each photo to tag people, adjust the photo’s dimensions, or delete it.
Give your post a caption and then click on Publish at the bottom right corner.
And that’s it! Your multi-picture post is posted on Instagram from PC.
Method #2: Schedule your post with Facebook Creator Studio
You may also schedule your Instagram post using the Facebook Creator Studio. This is especially good for posts with several images, as they are more thoughtful and well-planned. It also allows you to write the post now and have it published at a more convenient time later.
To do so, follow the steps in the preceding step to create a post in Facebook Creator Studio. Instead of clicking on “Publish,” click on the downward arrow next to it once you’ve added the photographs, changed them, and written your caption.
Then click on Schedule.
Specify the data and the time when you want your post to go up. Then click on Schedule below it.
Method #3: Using third-party applications for desktop
Problems that can’t be solved natively should be left to third-party developers. There are a few apps that allow you to share photos and videos from your computer, independent of whether you have a creator’s account or a Facebook page. Here are a few of them that you might wish to try:
Later (PC and Mac)
‘Later‘ is a web-based application that lets you add and schedule your Instagram posts straight from your PC as well as your mobile. For carousel posts, however, you will have to get a paid plan. Also, since this is basically a scheduler app that works via push notifications, you will have to download its mobile app as well.
Uplet (Mac only)
Uplet is only available on the Mac platform. It’s incredibly simple to use and allows you to edit and upload multiple photographs from your computer. Simply download Uplet, sign in using your Instagram account, and start using it.
How many photos can you add to one post?
Currently, Instagram allows you to upload a maximum of 10 photographs to a single post. That means you’ll always be limited to 10 photos in your carousel posts, regardless of how you add them. Also, keep in mind that you won’t be able to add more photographs to a post once it’s published. So, if you wish to include many photos in a post, make sure you include them all before hitting “Post” or “Publish.”
These were all the several ways you could use Instagram to upload numerous photographs or a carousel. Though there are alternative ways to do so, they don’t allow you to add numerous photographs to a post at once, therefore they’ve been carefully avoided.
In any case, we hope you’ll be able to do so on both your phone and your computer.
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