Instagram Slideshows Are Finally Here

Instagram slideshows are officially here to change the game. By now, your Instagram feed is probably filling up with people eagerly testing out the new slideshow feature, which lets you combine up to 10 photos and videos into a single post.

The idea is that when you have multiple images from one event and can’t decide which one to share, you can put them into what is essentially a slideshow. Four blue dots along the bottom of a multi-photo post will let your followers know to swipe through when they see it in their feed. On your grid, these posts will be denoted by the ombré logo (image shown) in the upper right-hand corner of the slideshow’s opening image.

How to set up an Instagram slideshow:

The steps for assembling a gallery are relatively simple. But which photos should you include, and in what order? Do you give your album one unified look or edit each photo individually? These are the questions you’ll need to answer as you play with Instagram’s latest tool.

Step 1: Add Photos To Your Gallery

Tap the plus icon at the bottom of the screen to upload a photo or video as you usually would. Then, to add multiple images to your post, tap the new icon in the bottom right-hand corner. You’ll be able to select up to 10 photos and videos for your gallery.

Step 2: Adjust The Order

To rearrange your party shots your travel photos, just tap and hold an image and move it to the spot where you’d like it to show up.

Step 3: Edit Your Images

When you post an album, the location tag and caption you write will apply to the entire slideshow, as will the number of likes and comments.

However, you have control over tagging and editing for each image. Just scroll through to edit each shot one by one. If you do want to apply the same filter to the entire post, you can do that, too. Tap any filter along the bottom of the slideshow to apply it to all images at once.

How Your Grid Will Look

When rearranging the order of your photos, make sure that the one you put first is one that you like, since that’s what will show up on your grid. The album icon will appear in the upper right corner so that followers know to scroll through for more shots.

How Your Post Will Look

When your post appears on a friend’s feed, they’ll see blue dots along the bottom to indicate that they should scroll through to see the whole set.

As with any new tool on Instagram, finding the most effective way to use it to reach your target audience, and earn likes and additional followers. Have some fun testing out the new feature. After all, it isn’t every day that Instagram gifts us an update this major.

Source: Refinery 29 Article 1, Refinery 29 Article 2