How to add multiple pictures to Instagram story

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On the recommendation of some friends, you joined Instagram to keep up to date with the content posted by people you know.

However, after interacting with other people’s posts and stories for a long time, you want to actively participate in the social network community by posting photos and/or videos on your profile.

That is just the way it is, and since you are still new to the world of technology, would you like to learn more about how to upload photos to Instagram?

If so, do not worry in the next few chapters of this guide, I will explain how to make use of all the features of the social network regarding publishing content from smartphones, tablets and PCs.

But have you ever wondered how do you add multiple pictures to Instagram story? On Instagram, you can do this by taking advantage of some Instagram features that are specifically designed to put multiple photos in the same Instagram story, some ‘secondary’ features of the popular photo social network and even some third-party apps that can be used for this purpose without too much difficulty.

If you are interested in this topic read the whole article in which you will be shown how to add multiple pictures on Instagram story.

I hope you enjoy reading and have fun!

How to upload pictures to Instagram from your mobile phone

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You can add a photo to Instagram by creating a new post visible in the feed.

In addition, if you are wondering how to upload high-resolution photos to Instagram because you want to publish your images in their original format and without losing quality, you should bear in mind that the recommended dimensions for posts are 1080 x 566 pixels for horizontal photos, 1080 x 1350 pixels for vertical photos and 1080 x 1080 pixels for those with a 1:1 ratio. In Instagram stories, the recommended size is 1080 x 1920 pixels.

The first step you need to take to upload photos to Instagram is to launch the Instagram app on your Android smartphone or iPhone and, if necessary, login to your account.

Once you have done this, click on the [+] icon and choose whether to take a photo in real time (the camera icon) or to upload an image that already exists on your smartphone, choosing the content you are interested in via your device’s Gallery.

At this point, if you are wondering how to upload photos to Instagram without cropping them because you would like to publish them in their entirety, tap on the button with the two arrows icon to switch from a 1:1 ratio to the possibility of publishing a vertical or horizontal photo.

Then tap on the Next button in the top right-hand corner and apply any filters or adjustments using the tools you can see by clicking on Edit.

Once you have made all the changes you want to your image, click on Next in the top right-hand corner, type a caption for the photo in the text field Write a caption… and finally tap on the Share button in the top right-hand corner to publish the image on Instagram.

Uploading pictures to Instagram stories

Before I will show how to add multiple pictures to Instagram story, there is a need for clarity on this point.

To create a Story on Instagram, tap on the (+) icon in the top left corner of the social network’s main screen (next to your profile photo).

Then, on the screen that appears, tap or hold the round button to take a photo or record a video, or, by swiping from the bottom upwards, create Stories by uploading photos and/or videos choosing from the elements already present on the memory of your smartphone.

Once you have created (or selected) the content you want to share via Instagram Stories, customize it with text (the Aa icon) and stickers (the square face icon) using the icons at the top. Finally, press the Your Story button to publish the image or video in the social network’s stories.

Alternatively, you can also share the content with your close friends.

If you want to post photos on Instagram in direct messages instead, simply tap on the airplane icon at the top right of the Instagram home screen.

Next, tap on the button with the pencil and paper icon, also located at the top right of the screen, type in the name of the person you want to send a photo to, and press the Chat button.

On the next screen, you can send text messages via the Write a message text field and share photos and videos privately by tapping on the camera icon to make them on the spot or the media gallery icon to share items already in the device’s memory.

That said, you should be ready to find out how to add multiple pictures to one Instagram story.

How to post pictures on Instagram from your tablet

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The official Instagram app can also be installed on tablets, via the Android Play Store (or alternative stores) or the iOS/iPadOS App Store, although you should bear in mind that, unfortunately, it is not optimized for this type of device.

On the iPad, for example, you can only install an “enlarged” version of the iPhone app by searching for Instagram in the App Store and selecting the iPhone Only option in the Filters > Support drop-down menu at the top left, if you cannot find it.

The Instagram tablet app works in the same way as the smartphone app, so you can post photos and/or videos to posts and stories.

How to upload pictures to Instagram from your PC

To upload photos to Instagram from your PC using Chrome or a browser-based on the same engine (e.g., Edge or Opera), you can install the free User-Agent Switcher extension by visiting the relevant page in the Chrome Web Store and clicking first on the Add button and then on Add Extension.

Once installed, click on the extension icon in the top right corner and select the user agent of a mobile device from the menu at the top.

Instead, to upload photos to Instagram from your PC using Firefox, install the free User-Agent Switcher extension by clicking on the Add to Firefox button and then on Install.

To use the addon, click on its icon (the globe), and click on the Android or Apple icon from the Select a mobile device section in the box that is shown, then reload the page of the official Instagram website.

After using the extension, reset the default user agent by clicking on the User-Agent Switcher icon and then clicking on the checkmark in the bottom left corner. If you no longer need the extension, uninstall it.

If you are using macOS, you can change the user agent in the Safari browser. To do this, go to Safari > Preferences. On the next screen, select the Advanced tab and place a checkmark next to Show Developer menu in the menu bar to activate the Safari Developer tools menu.

After that, visit the official Instagram website and go to the Development > User agent menu to set one of the user agents for Safari – iOS.

Once you have activated the user agent change on your browser, you can use the (+) button to upload photos to Instagram from the social network’s official website, as if you were using a mobile device.

How to add multiple pictures to Instagram story from Android

You have finally got to the heart of the matter: how to add multiple pictures on Instagram story.

If you want to add multiple pictures to the same Instagram story on Android, you can take advantage of the Layout feature built into the social photo network app. To use it, sign into Instagram from the official app, tap on the (+) button on your profile photo (top left) and then scroll through the various shooting modes to select Layout.

Next, select the grid you are going to use to make the photo collage and then tap on the centre button to take the photo and/or tap on the (+) symbol at the bottom left to select an image from your camera roll.

When you are ready to do so, publish the photo collage to your story by first pressing the button (✓) and then the item Your story, located at the bottom left.

If you want, you can also use Layout from Instagram: this is a completely free solution (also available for iOS), thanks to which you can create photo collages to publish in your stories (and more).

If you want, you can also use Layout from Instagram: this is a completely free solution (also available for iOS), thanks to which you can create photo collages to publish in your stories (and more).

How to add multiple pictures to one Instagram story: Layout from Instagram

As I said before, you can take advantage from Layout from Instagram to know how to add multiple pictures to Instagram story.

After installing and launching Layout from Instagram on your device by visiting the relevant section of the Play Store (just click on the link I provided earlier) and pressing the Install button, scroll through the information sheets that illustrate how the app works and then click on the Start button, located in the middle of the screen.

Then give Layout all the necessary permissions to work properly, tap on the Gallery tab, located at the bottom left, and select the photos that you intend to publish in the same Instagram story.

Now choose the composition you prefer: scroll through the templates at the top and tap on the one that interests you. In the screen that opens, click on one of the photos of interest and, if desired, change its size, dragging at the desired point one of the blue bars, which are used to enlarge or shrink the area available for the selected photo.

Using the buttons at the bottom of the screen, you can replace the selected image with another one (Replace), mirror it (Mirror effect), flip it (Flip) and also decide whether or not to apply a white border to the collage (Border).

Once you have finished creating your photo composition, tap on the Save button in the top right-hand corner, click on the Instagram button in the bottom left-hand corner, tap on the (+) Story button and, once the Instagram app opens on your device, publish the photos you have pasted by selecting the Your Story option in the bottom left-hand corner.

How to add multiple pictures on Instagram story: more tips

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If you want to “paste” a selfie of yourself onto a photo to be published in an Instagram story, you can use the sticker to do this. To do this, from the story creation screen, tap on the smiling sticker icon at the top right, select the camera icon and take the photo by tapping on the white dot that appears on the screen.

Then tap on the photo to select the template you prefer and repeat the process if necessary, to add more images. When you are ready to do so, publish the photos you have added to your story by tapping on the Your Story tab at the bottom left. Simple, isn’t it?

Another sticker that can be useful for this purpose is the Gallery sticker (the one with the circular icon and the mountain drawing), not available for everyone, which allows you to “paste” a photo from the Gallery of your smartphone on the story you are creating: you can use it by following the same steps seen above for the selfie sticker.

Would you like to post multiple photos in multiple stories for your followers to see in sequence? In this case, after opening the Instagram app on your smartphone, locate the story you have already made and which is in the Stories section (top), tap and hold on your profile photo and press the Add something to your story button to upload new content to your story.

How do you add multiple pictures to Instagram story from iOS?

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How do you add multiple pictures to Instagram story if you have an iOS system? If this is your question, you will find it useful to follow my advice.

Go to Instagram from the official app, tap on the (+) button on your profile photo (top left) and then scroll through the various shooting modes available in the app, selecting the one called Layout.

Now, choose the type of grid you want to use to make the collage, tap on the central button to take the photo and/or click on the (+) button at the bottom left to choose an image from your camera roll. To publish the collage, tap on the (✓) button, then click on the Your Story button at the bottom left and you are done.

As I mentioned in the previous chapter, you can also make use of the Layout from Instagram and stickers for taking selfies and importing photos from the Gallery: their functioning is like what we have just seen for Android systems.

On iOS, you can also add photos to an Instagram story in a different way. Simply copy a photo from another app (e.g., Photos), go to the Instagram story creation screen, hold your finger down anywhere on the photo used as the background and select Paste from the menu that opens.

Repeat the process for the other photos you want to include in the story and then publish it by tapping on the Your Story heading located at the bottom left. Convenient, isn’t it?

You have reached the end of this guide. I hope it has been useful and that I have cleared up any doubts you may have about how to add multiple pictures to one Instagram story.