Instagram today announced a major new feature for its service: the ability to add up to 10 photos or videos to a single post. Previously, one post could only hold one image, leaving users faced with the choice of which photo best represents the moment that they want to share.
Next time you go to upload a photo or video to the Facebook-owned social network, there will be an icon that you can tap to select multiple images. You can also change the order of them by long-pressing and dragging them to where you want them to be, and you can even apply filters to all of them or just the ones you want.
Posts with multiple images will be represented by blue dots at the bottom, and you can "swipe to see more". Instagram says that "it's never been easier to share your experiences with friends."
Indeed, this does seem like the natural progression of a social network that's based solely on photos and videos. It will be welcomed by many.
Version 10.9 of the app is live right now for both iOS and Android (interestingly, the changelog is listed as "Bug fixes and performance improvements"). We've reached out to Instagram to find out if and when the feature will be coming to the Windows 10 app, and we'll let you know when we hear anything. The Windows app is an iOS port, so Instagram has been good about keeping feature parity.
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Update: The feature will be coming to Windows phones "soon", although the company didn't provide an exact timeframe.