Whether you like it or not, Instagram is going to keep launching features which they copy from other platforms and their latest update makes the photo sharing app even more like Facebook.
Starting today (and soon to some), users will be able to upload multiple photos and videos in a single post, creating a carousel slideshow. Some may call it a photo album but it actually looks a lot more like a carousel.
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.
When uploading to your feed, you’ll see a new icon to select multiple photos and videos.
It’s easy to control exactly how your post will look. You can tap and hold to change the order, apply a filter to everything at once or edit one by one.
These posts have a single caption and are square-only for now. On your profile grid, you’ll notice the first photo or video of your post has a little icon, which means there’s more to see.
To be honest, I actually quite like how they implement the multiple photos feature. At least they are still keeping the single photo view for each post and not showing thumbnail views like Facebook photo albums.
Creative people might actually be able to use this in a creative way to tell a story by asking followers to swipe from one photo to another.
In your feed, you’ll see blue dots at the bottom of these carousel posts to let you know you can swipe to see more. You can like and comment on them just like a regular post.
What do you think of this feature? Do you like it? Leave a comment below 🙂