3 ways to add multiple photos to your Instagram Story

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  • You can add multiple photos to an Instagram Story or post.
  • Selecting multiple photos from your camera roll will upload each as its own slide in your story.
  • Instagram has a built-in collage feature that allows you to drop several photos into the same slide.

There are several different ways to add multiple photos to an Instagram Story at once.

The first method allows you to select up to 10 photos and videos from your camera roll, which get uploaded to your Story as 10 separate slides.

The second method is layering several photos on the same slide as stickers, and the last method is creating a collage using Instagram’s built in feature called Layout.

Here’s how to do it all.

How to add multiple photos to an Instagram Story

1. Open the Instagram app. Tap the plus (+) button over Your Story or swipe right on the home screen to open Stories.

Screenshot of Instagram application with the Your Story button highlighted in a hot pink box with an arrow pointing at it.
If you don’t currently have any live posts in your Instagram Story, the plus button will appear at the top of the screen.

2. Tap the photo icon on the bottom-left of the screen to open your Camera Roll.

Screenshot of Instagram with the photo icon highlighted in a hot pink box with an arrow pointing at it.
A preview of the last photo you took will appear at the bottom-left.

3. Tap Select, then select up to 10 photos and videos. Then, tap the arrow at the bottom-right of the screen to continue.

Screenshot of Instagram Story selection screen with the Select button highlighted in a hot pink box with an arrow pointing at it.
Tap “Select” to upload more than one photo at a time.

4. On this screen, customize each photo or video with text, stickers, or drawn lines. When you’re finished, tap the arrow at the bottom-right of the screen.

5. Tap the circle next to your intended audience (Your Story or Close Friends), then tap Share.

Instagram Story Share options with the Share button highlighted in a hot pink box with an arrow pointing at it.
Close Friends will share your Stories with a smaller audience of your choosing.

How to layer multiple photos on the same screen of an Instagram Story

1. Open the Instagram app. Tap the plus (+) button over Your Story or swipe right on the home screen to open Stories.

2. Tap the photo icon on the bottom-left of the screen to open your Camera Roll. Select a photo.

3. Tap the sticker icon at the top of the screen. Scroll down and tap the photo sticker.

The sticker icon also lets you add the time, temperature, location, and more.
Instagram sticker icon highlighted in a hot pink box with an arrow pointing at it.

4. Select the photo you want to insert. Repeat this process until you have all the photos you want to include.

5. Tap each photo to change the shape, drag them to change the position, or pinch them to change the size.

6. Once you’re finished, tap Your Story or Close Friends to share the post.

Story share options highlighted in a hot pink box.
Share your post once you’re finished editing.

How to post a photo collage on an Instagram Story

1. Open the Instagram app. Tap the plus (+) button over Your Story or swipe right on the home screen to open Stories.

2. Tap the Layout icon on the left side of the screen. Tap the Change Grid icon to select the option you want.

Instagram Story screen with the Layout button highlighted in a hot pink box with an arrow pointing at it.
Layout is a collage creator built into Instagram.

3. Tap the photo icon on the bottom-left of the screen to open your Camera Roll. Select a photo to add it to your collage.

4. Once you’re finished creating your collage, tap the check button at the bottom of the screen.

5. Add any additional elements as desired (text, stickers, etc.), then tap Your Story or Close Friends to share the post.

Story share options highlighted in a hot pink box.
Share your collage after you’re finished editing.

How to add multiple photos to an Instagram post

In addition to posting multiple photos on your Instagram Story, you can also do it on a regular post. Here’s how: 

1. Tap the New post icon.

2. Tap on the photos icon, which is located in the middle right of the screen.

3. Tap the multi-photo select icon and select the photos that you want to have appear in the post.

Instagram post photo selection screen with four photos selected and the multi-select icon highlighted in blue.
Tap the multi-select button and it will turn blue.

4. Tap the Next icon and, if desired, add any filters you wish to apply and tap Next again.

5. Write a post caption and fill in the optional settings if desired.

6. Tap Share.

Instagram new post screen with the Share button highlighted in a hot pink box.
Write a caption and share your Instagram post.

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