How to post multiple Instagram photos on Stories and Timeline

You may have come across an Instagram story or post with multiple photos but you couldn’t figure out how to do it yourself. Here’s everything we know about how to post multiple photos in your story, as well as for regular posts.

Sharing multiple pictures on Instagram within one post is a great way to save time and save yourself from flooding your followers’ timelines with posts. The process will also increase engagement as it isn’t spread across multiple different images.

In this article, we are going to give you step-by-step instructions on how to post multiple pictures on your Instagram story and post them regularly on the timeline.

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Instagram remains a very popular platform.

How to add multiple photos to Instagram Story

There are two ways to add multiple photos to your story, so we’ll describe both of them in detail. However, the story sticker method is still being rolled out to YouTubers around the world, so it may not work for everyone.

  1. Tap the camera icon to open your stories.
  2. Tap the photo icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Above your photo gallery there is a multiple photos icon – tap on it.
  4. Select the photos you want to add in the order you want them to appear.
  5. Tap Next to choose stickers, text, or music to add.
  6. At the bottom right of your screen, tap Next.

Add multiple photos to Instagram Story using stickers

The above method creates up to 10 separate stories that showcase the images you selected.

Here’s how to do it with the sticker feature, if you have access to it:

  1. Tap the camera icon to open your stories.
  2. Tap the photo icon to add a main photo to your story.
  3. Tap the sticker icon at the top of the screen.
  4. Scroll down until you see the photo sticker.
  5. Tap on that and this will add your second photo to the main screen. Repeat this until you have all of the photos you want.
  6. Drag your photos around to rearrange their positions, and pinch or expand them to reduce or enlarge them.
  7. Add text, music, or drawings as you wish.

Another option is to download the Layout from Instagram app, which allows you to create a photo collage with multiple photos acting as one. Follow the first steps above to share these photos.

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Instagram is owned by Meta, the same parent company that owns Facebook.

How to add multiple photos to an Instagram post

Sharing multiple photos in a single Instagram post increases engagement and reduces clutter in followers’ timelines. Fortunately, it’s even easier than sharing multiple pictures on Instagram Stories.

  1. Open Instagram and tap + at the top of your screen to create a new post.
  2. Tap the multiple photos icon at the top of the screen.
  3. Select the photos you want to share (up to 10).
  4. When you have finished making your selections, tap Next.
  5. On the next screen, you can use the app to add filters and edit each photo individually.
  6. Tap Next and the app will give you the option to enter your caption, add hashtags, tag accounts, and add your location.

Once you know how to post multiple photos on your account between stories and posts, you will find that this is a unique way to spice up your feed and serve more content to your followers.

If you’re interested in more tutorials for Instagram, stop by our other guides.

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