New Instagram Feature a Boon for Storytellers
Having trouble deciding which of your ten eggs benedict photos to post on Instagram?
Worry not foodies. Instagram has announced that its newest update will allow users to feature up to ten photos or videos in one post.
Community feedback drove the change as users often felt that sharing multiple pics of the same event would clutter up their friends’ feeds. With this new feature, images will still appear in feeds as they always have. However, when multiple images are present, a series of dots will be shown below the update. This will indicate that users can swipe between them.
This new feature is a boon for storytellers, who can now share multiple images from an experience. This allows you to tell an entire story in just a few swipes. Furthermore, this update continues the Instagram-Snapchat battle for visual storytelling supremacy. It represents yet another new way for brands and individuals to reach out to their audiences and share experiences.
Users can edit each photo individually or use a single filter on the entire group. These mini albums have only one caption and tagged location, and likes and comments apply to the entire group.
With this ability to create mini albums on Instagram, the service can likely expect a surge in the number of photos that are shared. As a result, this innovation will only increase engagement on the platform. The feature is rolling out across both iOS and Android over the coming weeks.