The photo sharing app on Wednesday introduced a new carousel feature that lets users broadcast up to 10 tidbits in one post, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Geek.
“You no longer have to choose the single best photo or video from an experience you want to remember,” the Instagram blog said.
“Share your favorite moments from your best friend’s surprise birthday party, from setting up to when they walk through the door,” the company continued. “Or create a step-by-step cake recipe that people can always find on your profile.”
Download the latest app version from the iTunes App Store or Google Play store, and look for the “select multiple” icon when uploading content. Choose images and videos in order, to tap and hold to change their arrangement. Then apply one filter to all images, or edit each individually.
Carousel posts currently feature a single caption, and are square-only “for now,” Instagram said, hinting at tweaks and expansions in the future.
Plenty of folks have already taken advantage of the new function. Just look for the blue dots under posts by people you follow; swipe left or right to see more, and like and comment as usual.
“From stories to live video to posts in feed, it’s never been easier to share your experiences with your friends,” the Instagram blog boasted.
Consider these conveyor-belt-like slideshows a more enduring version of Instagram Stories—where users can post endless amounts of content, which disappears after 24 hours. The Snapchat Stories ripoff does not allow reactions of any sort; instead, you can boost someone’s ego by sending a private message via Instagram Direct.
Be careful what you share, though: In August, scientists from Harvard University and the University of Vermont found a strong correlation between the nature of photos posted on Instagram and the user’s mental health—strong enough to possibly be used for early detection of mental illness.