Users on Instagram will soon be able to upload multiple images in one post. At least this is what it’s latest test on its beta Android app points to.
— Philip Chang (@m4au312) February 1, 2017
We haven’t even got a full indication of how multiple images will appear to others in their feeds – whoever has the feature so far, doesn’t actually have the ability to post the new post type. In a recent report on Mashable, Karissa Bell wrote that “some presume that it would appear kind of like the app’s “carousel” ads, in which users can swipe through photos.” In that case, would each photo get its own set of likes and comments? This is highly probable.
Instagram could also turn each uploaded album into a slideshow that would either be activated in the feed with “long press.” It could even autoplay as you scroll. Perhaps it will allow us to create musical Slideshows, like those on Facebook’s main app and Facebook Moments. Users with the feature have said that they can also add videos to their albums, which means that the company may have plans to do so.
If you have the ability to upload multiple photos (provided you have the latest beta of Instagram for Android) you simply long press on a photo when choosing one to use, and then pick the photos you want.
Instagram has always been about capturing the moment and sharing it with followers. With an albums feature, users will have the opportunity to share a lot more at once, weaving richer stories around that moment.
Featured image: Louise McLaren (Flickr)
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