Packing photos and videos into one Instagram post is now possible

A single post on Instagram just isn’t enough at times. If you’re out at a party or enjoying the sights of special place, you want to be able to share more than one photo or video. There is, however, a little embarrassment from posting everything at once. Your posts could flood your friends’ timelines. No one wants to be that person who is always showing up on timelines and getting talked about for being excessive.

Instagram went live today with a solution for people who want to pack everything into a single post.

Beginning today, Instagram is letting both Android and iOS users create miniature galleries for photos and videos to be packed into. These galleries support a mixture of up to ten photos and videos.

Everything in a gallery is viewed by other users as they swipe left and right. Little blue dots below eligible posts will appear to indicate that a swipe-ready gallery is present.

It seems like the feature is not being pushed through an update from the Play Store; therefore, you have to wait until Instagram manually activates it through the app itself. When it does, go to post a photo or video like normal but long press on the stuff you want to include rather than only tapping.

Download it now: Google Play

Source: Instagram


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Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.