How to Post Multiple Photos on Instagram

Social media has made it easy for us to communicate or express our emotions with our loved ones and/or followers. It has evolved over the years, and the many features we take for granted were in a nascent stage.

There was a time when posting multiple photos on Instagram was not possible. With a few updates, the platform has now perfected it. Multiple photos tell a complete story, which also gave birth to grid photos. Adding more images means you save time to create a cohesive pattern of your content and increase engagement.

So, if you are new to Instagram or don’t really know how to post multiple photos on Instagram, this guide will help you understand the technique.

How to Post Multiple Photos on Instagram

There are various ways through which you can post multiple photos on Instagram. I’ll guide you through both processes, making it easy for you to share your memories.

Post multiple photos on Instagram using the app

Posting multiple photos on Instagram on your smartphone is quite easy. This segment will guide you on posting multiple photos on your posts and Stories.

A. Post (multiple posts)

You will need an active internet connection, an app with your credentials, and photos.

Step 1: Launch the Instagram app.

Step 2: Tap on the + located at the to of the screen to create a new feed post.

Step 3: Click on the multiple photo icon over your photo gallery.

Step 4: Select the photos that you want to upload. They will be arranged the way you select them.

Step 5: Once you are done, click Next.

Step 6: If you want, you can add filters or even edit individual photos.

Step 7: Click on ‘Next‘ and enter a proper caption, tags, hashtags, etc.

Step 8: Now click on ‘Share‘ to post the photos to your Instagram.

B. Story (multiple stories)

Follow the steps below to post multiple photos on Stories.

Step 1: Click on the camera icon to open your Stories.

Step 2: Select the photo icon located at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3: Now, click on the multiple photo icon located above your gallery.

Step 4: Tap the photos you want to add and ensure that you maintain order, as they will be uploaded similarly. You can add up to 10 photos to your Stories at a time. You will see a number that will show up when you tap each photo, which signifies the order.

Step 5: Click on Next so that you can add text, stickers, or music to your photos.

Step 6: If you want, you can edit the photos. When you have edited your photos.

Step 7: Tap Next.

Step 8: To share your Stories, tap ‘Your Story.’

C. Story (multiple photos in one Story)

You can post multiple photos in one Story. To do so, you’ll have to use the sticker feature.

Step 1: Click on the camera icon to open your Stories.

Step 2: Now click on the photo icon to add the main photo to your Story.

Step 3: Now, select the sticker icon located at the top of the screen.

Step 4: Scroll down till you find the + photo sticker. Now click on it.

Step 5: The second photo will be displayed on the screen.

Step 6: You should repeat this process until you have selected all the photos you want to upload to your Story.

Step 7: You can also reposition your photos by dragging them in any fashion you like. Pinch across the screen to increase or decrease the size of the photos.

Step 8: You can now add text, doodles, or even music to your Story.

Step 9: Tap ‘Your Stories‘ to add your photos to the Stories.


Can you still add multiple photos to Instagram?

Yes, Instagram lets you add up to 10 photos for a single post using. For that, you’ll have to choose the ‘Select Multiple’ option.

How do you post multiple pictures at once on Instagram?

In order to post multiple posts, you’ll need to resize the images to avoid cropping. You can add a white background (or any color) to convert the posts into a square shape.

When you post multiple pictures on Instagram, which one shows up first?

Instagram knows that you ‘saw the first image and then displays the second one. This will happen when you refresh the feed.

How to Make a Collage on Instagram Story using the Layout Mode?

To make a collage on Instagram Story, go to Stories >  Swipe left for your camera > Choose a layout > Explore the various grids > Upload photos or click them.

How do you post a grid of photos on Instagram?

Posting grid on Instagram isn’t rocket science. To do so, click on the grid icon at the bottom right of the image that you are uploading. Choose which format you’d like the posts split into from the pop-up menu. Now tap ‘Split’ at the bottom of the screen. You will be able to take a look at the split preview and if it looks nice, click on ‘Upload’ to add the image to your account.


This is how you can post multiple photos on Instagram. You create a gallery of your stories when you post multiple photos on Instagram compared to single posts. Even Stories support the feature, which has been a boon for the needy during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Once you post multiple images quite often, you’ll get used to it. Tell me how creative you can get with multiple posts.

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