Instagram has rolled out an update to their Android app that brings a long wanted feature to the social sharing app. Now you can select multiple photos or videos from your phone and have them in a single post. Up to this point, you were limited to one photo or video per post. Most people got around this by creating collages but that doesn’t always have the desired effect as it shrinks the photos down considerably.
To use the new feature, you have to have version 10.9 of the Instagram app for Android. That build is rolling out in the Play Store now so it may be a day or two before everyone sees it hit their phones. Once you have it and you start a new post, you will see a new “select multiple” feature. Tap it and then tap all the photos you want to add to your post. You can have up to 10 and you can mix pictures and video. After you have selected your photos, you can apply filters to one or all of the photos and the post it as normal. Once your post is done, those who see it can swipe through your photos to see all of them.
I received the update early this morning and have been playing with it a bit. It is dead simple to use and the results allow you to create a mini album of
sorts for that birthday party, day skiing or the sporting event you went to and want to show others.
If you have Instagram installed, the update is on its way.