Instagram has rolled out a new feature that lets you share up to 10 photos and videos in your post. The mix of 10 photos or videos can be swiped by your friends when viewing your post. The feature, will roll out to a global audience both on iOS and Android in the next couple of weeks.
Call it Instagram albums and you won’t be far from the truth; the new feature will serve as a collection of your permanent photos and videos.
“With this update, you no longer have to choose the single best photo or video from an experience you want to remember. Now, you can combine up to 10 photos and videos in one post and swipe through to see them all.
“Share your favorite moments of your best friend’s surprise birthday party, from setting up to when they walk through the door. Or create a step-by-step cake recipe that people can always find on your profile,” Instagram wrote in a blog post on Wednesday.
You can spot or locate the new feature which appears as a button for selecting multiple photos when you go to your post feed. You will be able to edit up to 10 photos and videos with a single filter or individually on everything. You can choose each of those photos or videos and arrange them to be in the order that reflects your preference, and tag your friends in each of them. According to the Facebook-owned app, a single caption and location, including likes and comments will all apply to the entire post.
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It goes without a say that the essence of posting and sharing photos on your favorite photo sharing app is to have your friends view and react to them. To this end, your friends will see a set of blue dots on the post to indicate it’s a carousal. According to TechCrunch’s Josh Constine, your friends can swipe back and forth to view all the photos and videos.
“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,” Instagram adds.
The new feature was first spotted by Droid Life, earlier in February—then as a beta and only available to handful of users of the app. It is not unusual for Instagram to test a new feature with a handful of users in order to get feedback from them. Once all tests are completed successfully, the company then rolls out the full update to everyone.
Instagram achieved a milestone last December when it clocked 600 million users on its platform. Instagram’s growth is down to recent addition of features like Stories and live video. Stories in particular, a feature the company copied from Snapchat; helped the company to add a lot of users within the past few months.
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