When Instagram added its Story feature in 2017, it didn’t take long until users asked “how to add multiple photos to Instagram Story.” Although Stories weren’t necessarily a new concept in the social media world, Instagram did themselves a huge favor by adding it to their app. 

Recently, it seems like users would rather post a story than an actual post – probably because it’s a lot more simple. With the option to not add a caption and not having to worry about how many likes you might receive, Stories seem to be a hit. 

Instagram eventually made an update that lets users add multiple photos to their Instagram Story in a few different ways. Continue reading to find which way is the easiest for you to add more than one picture to your Story. 

 

How to Add Multiple Photos to Instagram Story

If you want to add multiple photos to your Instagram Story at once, follow these quick and easy steps:

  • Open the Instagram app.
  • Select the blue “+” button that hovers near your profile icon in the Story bar. 
  • Click “Select” in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  • Select up to 10 pictures that you want to post. 
  • Tap the “Next” button in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • Tap “Next” again. 
  • Click “Share” then “Done.”

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Once you finish, the photos that you selected will be added to your Instagram Story all at once. 

 

Why won’t Instagram let me add several photos to my Story?

Stories are relatively new with features that get added now and then. The easiest way to try to fix Instagram from not letting you post Stories is by making sure your app is updated. If you still don’t see the icons that you need to post, it might just be because the update is not available in your area yet. Continue checking in on Instagram’s updates to see when you might be able to start posting.

 

How to Post Multiple Photos as a Collage on Instagram Story

Instagram’s Layout feature allows you to make collages for your Instagram Story instead of just posting a single one. Here’s how to access this feature:

  • Open the Instagram app. 
  • Either select the blue “+” button that hovers near your profile icon in the Story bar or the “+” in the top right-hand corner of your screen and click “Story.”
  • Select the Camera icon on the left side of your screen. 
  • On the left side of your screen, there will be a toolbar. Select the third option, as this is the Layout feature for Instagram (shown below).
  • Either keep the grid that appears on the screen or select a different one under the icon on the left side of your screen. 
  • Choose your photos.
  • Add any other feature you might want to include in your post. Whether it’s music, filters, or stickers, it’s entirely up to you. 
  • Click the white check mark on the bottom of your screen. 
  • In the bottom left-hand corner of your screen, click either “Your Story” or “Close Friends” depending on where you want to send your Story. 

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How to Add Multiple Photos to an Instagram Post

Adding more than one photo to your Instagram post is even easier than adding to your Story. Here’s how:

  • Open the Instagram app. 
  • Click the “+” in the top right-hand corner of your screen. 
  • Select “Post.”
  • Tap the multiple photo icon that appears above your gallery.
  • Select the pictures that you want to post – Instagram allows up to 10. 
  • Tap “Next.”
  • Add a filter, caption, location, etc. if you want to your post. 
  • Select “Share” in the top right-hand corner of your screen for all of your followers to see. 

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How to See your Old Instagram Stories  

Seeing your old archive of Instagram Stories is no challenge. Just follow these steps:

  • Open the Instagram app. 
  • Click on your profile in the bottom right-hand corner. 
  • Tap the horizontal menu bar in the top right-hand corner. 
  • Select “Archive.”
  • At the top of the screen, you will see a drop-down. Tap on it and select “Stories archive.”
    • You’ll see here that you can also use these same steps to access your posts and live archives. 

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How to add Stories to Instagram Highlight 

Instagram introduced a “Highlights” feature where users can add their past Stories to a tab on their profile for followers to see. Of course, in order to get the full experience out of this feature, you’ll have to post some Stories first.

To get started on creating your own Instagram highlight, follow these steps:

  • Open the Instagram app. 
  • Click on your profile in the bottom right-hand corner. 
  • Click the “+” in the top right-hand corner of your screen.
  • Select “Story highlight.”
  • Choose the photos you want to include in your highlight.
  • Tap “Next.”
  • Add a name and edit the cover of your highlight.
  • Click “Add.”

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Conclusion 

Instagram Stories are a great alternative if you don’t feel like committing to an actual post that stays on your feed. Since Stories disappear after 24 hours, no one will be able to see them after that time period unless you add them to a Stories highlight.

Take what you’ve learned from this article and start creating your content for your Instagram Story!

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