How to Add Multiple Photos to Your Instagram Story
Whether you’re looking to add multiple photos to Instagram Stories in record time or multiple images in the one Story.
We’ve got you.
Here we’ll run you through exactly how to add multiple photos to Instagram Story posts across three different methods.
Then, you can simply choose which one is the best fit for you and get cracking on your posts.
Sound good to you? Let’s dive right in.
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Here’s What You’ll Learn
- How to Add Multiple Photos to Instagram Story Posts Using the Instagram App
- Your Guide to Adding Multiple Photos to a Single Instagram Story Using the Instagram App
- How to Add Multiple Photos to Instagram Story Posts Using Sked Social
- Final Thoughts
How to Add Multiple Photos to Instagram Story Posts Using the Instagram App
Better yet, with these simple instructions, you’re able to complete the whole process from inside the Instagram App.
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Step 1. Selecting Your Images
First off, simply open your Instagram stories by clicking the camera in the top left corner of your screen. Or, if you don’t have any other Stories active, click the plus sign on your Instagram profile icon.
Next, click the image icon in the bottom left corner of your screen. This will open up your phone’s camera roll.
Now, click ‘select multiple’ from the top right corner of the screen, above your gallery of images.
Finally, select each image you’d like to upload to Stories. For each image you select, a number will appear beside it. These numbers correspond with the order your images will be uploaded in.
For example, an image with 1 next to it will appear first, 2 will appear second. And so on. To preview this ordering, click next and toggle between each. If you’re not happy with the order that these images are in, simply navigate back, deselect them and reselect each in the order you’d prefer.
Step 2 (Optional) Adding Extra Elements
Here are some examples of extra elements you might like to add to your Instagram Stories:
- Location tags
- Other accounts
- Product tags
- Adding gifs
- Writing in text
- Posting polls
- Using the questions sticker
When you’re adding multiple photos to Instagram Stories, we’re guessing you’ll still want to make use of these guys!
Luckily, it’s easier than ever to add stickers, text and drawings to multiple stories. Here’s all you need to do.
Firstly, select your images. You’ll see each of the images you’ve chosen to upload to your story at the bottom of the screen.
To select the image you’d like to jazz up, click directly on it. Add the extra elements you’ve chosen, and then move to the next.
Once you’re happy with the final look, simply click next at the bottom of the screen to publish!
Since you were interested in knowing how to add multiple images to Instagram Stories, we bet you’re pretty adventurous in the Stories department.
So, if you’re ready to experiment a little further, here’s our guide on how to add multiple photos to a single Instagram Story, right within the Instagram App.
Your Guide to Adding Multiple Photos to a Single Instagram Story with Instagram
If one image just isn’t enough per screen for you, we have your solution. Here’s exactly how to add multiple images to a single Instagram Story.
Note: Not all accounts have this feature just yet.
Step 1 Selecting Your Images
Much like the steps above, to select your image simply click on the camera in the top left of your screen, or directly on your Instagram profile icon.
Next, select your image, then click the sticker tab in the top right of your screen.
Scroll to find the ‘image select’ sticker. This will then open your camera roll again. Here you’ll be able to choose any image you like. Then, adjust its size and positioning within your Instagram Story screen.
Add as many images as you like by opening the ‘image select’ sticker over and over again, until your happy with the final Instagram Story.
How to Add Multiple Photos to Instagram Story Posts using Sked Social
But if posting Instagram Stories in ‘real time’ is interrupting your workflow and your day, scheduling them could be the answer for you.
Sked Social allows you to schedule Instagram Stories ahead of time, so your audience is never left hanging.
By scheduling multiple photos to Instagram Stories, and multiple Instagram Stories to your account, you can get back to doing what you do best. All while Sked Social manages your Story content!
Here’s how to add multiple photos to Instagram Story posts using Sked Social.
Step 1 Selecting your Images
Firstly, choose your desired Instagram account and select ‘Upload Posts’ from Sked Social’s side toolbar. Here you’ll be taken to the upload screen.
Select the ‘Story’ option from the sidebar, then either:
- Browse for media
- Drag and drop your image to the upload screen
- Upload files using Google Drive, Dropbox, an Instagram URL or create a new one in Canva
Once your media has been selected, click next.
Step 2 (Optional) Editing Your Image
Here, you can choose to edit your image by selecting ‘edit.’
Within the edit screen, you are able to complete functions like:
- Adding filters
- Adjusting colour composition
- Shifting the focus
- Adding text and stickers
- Drawing with brush strokes
- Adding a frame
Below is an example of adding text to the post within Sked Social’s editor.
Step 3 Adding Multiple Images
Once your image looks the way that you like, simply click save, ‘Edit Story chain’ to add another image.
You can toggle between multiple images and switch up their order by simply dragging and dropping.
For verified accounts and those with over 10,000 followers, you’re also able to add a ‘Story URL’ to link in with the swipe up feature.
Step 4 Scheduling Your Instagram Story
The final step to adding multiple photos to Instagram Stories is selecting the date and time you’d like your story published on. And that’s it!
Knowing how to add multiple photos to Instagram Story posts means you have another social media tool under your belt! Go you!
Whether you choose to upload your Stories from within the Instagram App or by using Sked Social, it’s important to remain active and relevant on the platform.
Here are some questions to ask yourself when making the final call.
- Do I have time to upload Instagram Stories in ‘real time’ or would scheduling Stories save me all the interruptions?
- How can I best use multiple images on Instagram Stories for my brand (i.e. adding stickers, text and drawings to engage an audience)
- Will I be adding multiple images to one Instagram Story? And if so, what creative ideas can I implement to keep my audience interested?
- Would I or my team work more seamlessly by scheduling our stories (AKA without constantly feeling we must upload Instagram Stories throughout our day)?
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