Instagram Tests Update 10.7.0 To Combine Photos In Slideshow Snaps; Upload Up To 10 Photos In Single Post
A feature that allows multiple photos in a single post is expected to be part of a new iOS and Android update for Instagram. The photo-sharing app currently allows one photo per post, making it difficult for uploaders to painstakingly choose from their best photos.
Instagram doesn't really intend to be like Facebook where photos can be uploaded in folders. However, early details about the upcoming update 10.7.0 suggests that "one photo at a time" limit will be lifted. Currently, Instagram allows multiple photos for advertisers only and not for non-paying users.
According to Droid Life, it will be an interesting move for Instagram. Version 10.7.0 will allow users to select a maximum of 10 photos that will appear in their followers' timeline. These photos will appear in a single slideshow of snaps. Users could also expect flawless photos as well because Instagram will allow image editing before the set is uploaded.
Meanwhile, IBTimes said that the latest Instagram version already allows photo albums. However, it still lacks the timeline sharing feature and slideshow snaps because the feature hasn't been polished yet. Further, it is unclear when the in-progress feature is going to roll-out fully.
Currently, the only known way to share multiple photos at once is to combine them into a collage. Instagram Layout app allows a combination of photos to create a single upload-friendly file. But with the new feature, Instagram followers can tap on individual photos instead and mark those that they really like.
This new Instagram feature is going to benefit the 600 million active users of the social media app. It is also a great companion to the popular Live Video feature where users can share videos of up to 1 hour long.