Instagram’s story feature is a great way to keep your audience engaged. You can easily upload multiple images or videos from your gallery. However, if you’re someone who likes collages or the old-school photo booth style pictures, you will like what we have to share. Here’s how to add multiple photos to one Instagram story in few different ways. Let’s begin.
Add Multiple Photos to One Insta Story
We will share apps for both Android and iOS platform and mark them clearly in the heading. Have fun.
1. Photos App Copy/Paste Trick (iOS)
This is one of the many reasons why iOS is better than Android. The Photos app copy/paste trick allows you to add multiple images to Instagram story straight from the gallery. All you have to do is add a picture to the story. Next, go to the Photos app and tap on a picture to select it. Now copy the picture, open Instagram again. Tap on the text field (Aa) on the top right corner and paste the picture. That’s it, you can simply pinch and zoom or move the images and get creative.
2. Layout from Instagram
This is Instagram’s official way when you wish to add multiple photos to a single story. Unlike the previous method, you have to add photos to one single collage. So, consider this an easy to use collage app. You can add multiple photos, drag photos to swap position, and also use the quick resize option.
So, if you’re someone who doesn’t wish to move or resize the images freely on the story canvas, try this Layout.
You also have a ‘Faces’ section in the app that separates all the images with a human face. This comes in handy while sharing memories with friends. Besides that, you can mirror/flip an image and also add borders easily.
3. SwiftKey (Third-Party Keyboard)
If you already use a third-party keyboard, you can try this method straightaway. If you don’t have one, you can install SwiftKey which I’ve used for this method. Here’s a step by step you can follow.
1. Download and open SwiftKey. Now tap on the Enable SwiftKey and select Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard. Similarly, tap on Select Swiftkey and choose change the default keyboard.
If you wish to use this as your default keyboard, sign-in using your Microsoft or Google account. You can also use it without signing-in.
2. Open Instagram and add a picture to a story. Now pinch in to resize the image. Click on the text icon on the top right corner to open SwiftKey.
3. Select the sticker icon and tap on the pin button at the bottom. Now tap the camera sign and allow storage to the keyboard. This will allow access to your phone’s gallery.
4. Select the photo you wish to use and you’re done. You can now pinch and zoom, drag the pictures and make a collage easily.
4. Use a Photo-Editor
You can easily add multiple images to a single picture using a photo editor as well. This way, you don’t have any tool limitations as you had on the Layout app. I do most of my editing on Snapseed, but you can pick other photo editing apps for iOS and Android.
5. Photobooth Camera Mode
Photobooth is a native feature that allows you to add four pictures in one story. You can toggle this mode from the camera when you upload a story. When you hit record, it takes 4 pictures in one go. On top of that, you also get various filter options such as VHS, film strip, vintage, etc.
Which Method Should You Use
I mostly use the Layout app. Firstly, it’s by Instagram which makes it extremely easy for preset aspect ratios. Secondly, it’s simple to use as it allows you to edit photos by dragging to move and resize. I also recommend the third-party keyboard method for Android as there isn’t a native way around it.