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How to Add Multiple Photos to an Instagram Story

We show you how to add multiple pictures to an Instagram story by using just one image, adding more than one photo to a multi-screen story or in the form of a collage.

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If you're looking for a way to spice up your posts, you might want to consider using stories with multiple images. Instagram Stories are a great feature that let you share moments from your day with your followers, and they disappear after 24 hours. But why limit yourself to just one image per story?

Multiple Pictures on Your Instagram Story Make It More Appealing

Sometimes one picture is not enough to capture the essence of an event, a place, or a mood. Adding more images can show different angles, perspectives, or details that make your story more exciting and engaging. Instagram Stories with multiple images also give you more room to experiment with different filters, stickers, text, or effects. You might want to use collages, slideshows, or animations that showcase your creativity and personality.

While all this is nice, let´s just be honest about why you want to use Instagram Stories with multiple images: They are more likely to catch your followers' attention and keep them hooked. They also encourage more interactions, such as likes, comments, or direct messages. You can also use polls, questions, or quizzes to get feedback from your audience and start a conversation.

So next time you post a story on Instagram, don't settle for just one image. Try adding more images and see how it improves your Instagram experience. Here is what you need to do to add multiple images to an Instagram Story.

How to Put Multiple Pictures on an Instagram Story

Using this method you can post multiple photos on an Instagram story to be viewed separately and in full screen each.

  1.  Swipe right on the home screen to open the Instagram Stories page
     
    Android - Instagram - Swipe Right Home Screen
  2. Tap the photo icon on the bottom-left to open Instagram Camera Roll
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Photo Icon
  3. Tap the select button on the top-right
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Photo Icon - Select Icon
  4. Tap multiple photos to select them and then on “Next”
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Photo Icon - Select Icon - Select Photos
  5. Edit each Instagram story image (optional) and tap “Next”
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Photo Icon - Select Icon - Select Photos - Edit - Next
  6. Select “Your Story” and hit “Share” to publish your multiple-photo Instagram story
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Photo Icon - Select Icon - Select Photos - Edit - Share

How to Add Multiple Pictures to One Instagram Story Image using Sticker-Layers

With this method, you can add several pictures on the same Instagram story image. You can combine this method with the other two to make the most of your Instagram story and make it more appealing.

  1. Swipe right on the home screen to open the Instagram Stories page
     
    Android - Instagram - Swipe Right Home Screen
  2. Tap the photo icon on the bottom-left to open Instagram Camera Roll
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Photo Icon
  3. Tap to select the first photo if you want to use one photo as a background (optional)
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Photo Icon - Select Photo
  4. Tap the stickers button at the top
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Photo Icon - Select Photo - Sticker Icon
  5. In the stickers library, find and tap the Photo sticker
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Photo Icon - Select Photo - Sticker Icon - Add Photo Sticker

  6. Select the photo you want to insert and tap to edit/place it where you want
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Photo Icon - Select Photo - Sticker Icon - Add Photo Sticker - Select Photo - Edit
  7. Repeat this process until you have all the photos you want
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Sticker Icon
  8. You can also place other stickers/elements to your story
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Sticker Icon - Select Sticker
  9. Tap the next button when your multiple-photo story image is ready
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Sticker Icon - Select Sticker - Right Arrow
  10. Select “Your Story” and hit “Share” to publish the multiple-photo story image
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Sticker Icon - Select Sticker - Right Arrow - Share

How to Make a Collage on an Instagram Story

Instead of placing multiple images on one Instagram story slide, you can also place them with the collage-feature. The photos will then be automatically arranged/placed to fill the story image slide.

  1.  Swipe right on the home screen to open the Instagram Stories page
     
    Android - Instagram - Swipe Right Home Screen
  2. Tap the Layout icon on the left side
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Layout
  3. Tap the Change Grid icon to customize the layout
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Layout
  4. Choose the desired layout grid for your Instagram story image collage
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Layout - Choose
  5. Tap the photo icon on the bottom-left to select images from Camera Roll
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Layout - Choose - Add Photo
  6. Select a photo to add it to your collage
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Layout - Choose - Add Photo
  7. Repeat that process for each part of your Instagram collage grid
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Layout - Choose - Add Photo2
  8. Hit “Ready” when all places of the Instagram collage grid are filled
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Layout - Choose - Add Photo2 - Ok
  9. Tap the “Next” button on the bottom right
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Layout - Choose - Add Photo2 - Ok - Right Arrow
  10. Select “Your Story” to publish your Instagram photo collage in your story
     
    Android - Instagram - Your Story - Layout - Choose - Add Photo2 - Ok - Right Arrow - Share

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions About Sharing Photos in Instagram Stories

How can I ensure my story with multiple photos is seen by a specific group of followers?

To share your story with a specific group, use Instagram's “Close Friends” feature. First, go to your profile and tap on the menu (three horizontal lines) in the top-right corner, then select “Close Friends” and add the followers you want. When posting your story, instead of selecting “Your Story,” choose “Close Friends.” Only the people you've added to this list will be able to see the story.

Can I add both photos and videos in a single Instagram story slide?

Directly in Instagram, you cannot combine photos and videos into a single slide. However, you can create a composite video outside of Instagram using video editing apps by merging photos and video clips together, then upload this as a single slide in your story.

Is it possible to repost someone else's photo to my story with multiple images?

To repost someone's photo along with your own in a story, first tap the paper airplane icon below their post and select “Add post to your story.” Then, continue adding more photos by tapping the photo icon in the bottom-left corner and selecting images from your camera roll. You can rearrange the repost and your own photos as desired before sharing.

How do I change the duration each photo is displayed in a slideshow-style story?

Instagram sets a fixed duration for each photo in stories, which cannot be directly altered. For more control over timing, use a video editing app to create a slideshow, setting your desired duration for each photo, and then upload the video as a story.

Can I add a location tag to individual photos in a multi-photo story?

Yes, when editing each photo in a multi-photo story, tap the sticker icon and choose the location sticker to add a geotag. You can search for and select the specific location you want to tag in each photo.

How can I add a transparent overlay or color filter over my photos in a story?

After selecting your photo, tap the pen tool and choose a color. Then, tap and hold on the screen until the color overlays the entire photo. You can adjust the opacity by selecting different pen options, such as the highlighter pen for a more transparent effect.

Is there a way to create a theme or consistent look across all photos in a multi-photo story?

To create a cohesive theme, plan your story's visual elements in advance. Use the same filter, color scheme, or text style for all photos. Consistency in these elements will give your multi-photo story a unified look and feel, enhancing its visual appeal.

How can I repost a multi-photo story from another user to my own story?

To repost a multi-photo story, you'll need to take screenshots of each photo or download them using a third-party app. Then, upload these images as your own story slides. Always ensure you have permission to repost content and credit the original creator.

Can I schedule a multi-photo story to post at a later time?

Instagram doesn't offer native scheduling for stories. To schedule, use third-party tools like Buffer, Hootsuite, or Later. These services allow you to prepare your story, including arranging multiple photos, and set a time for automatic posting. Ensure these tools are compatible with Instagram and check their guidelines on scheduling stories.

How do I use the “Boomerang” or “Superzoom” feature with multiple photos in a story?

Boomerang” and “Superzoom” are designed for creating short video clips, not for static photos. To integrate these with photos in a story, first create a Boomerang or Superzoom clip, then add it as a separate slide alongside your photos in the story sequence. This approach allows you to combine dynamic video effects with static images for a more engaging story.

Can I edit the border or frame of photos when using the sticker method?

Instagram's sticker feature doesn't allow for border or frame adjustments. For more customized borders or frames, edit your photos using external photo editing apps before adding them as stickers in your Instagram story. Look for apps that offer a variety of frame and border options to enhance your images before uploading them to your story.

Is it possible to add a clickable hashtag to each photo in a multi-photo story?

Yes, you can add clickable hashtags to individual photos in a multi-photo story. While editing a photo, tap the sticker icon, choose the hashtag sticker, and enter your desired hashtag. Repeat this process for each photo where you want to include a different hashtag. This feature enhances discoverability and engagement for your stories.

How can I save an entire multi-photo story as one video file after posting?

After posting your multi-photo story, tap the three dots at the bottom of the screen and select “Save“. Choose “Save Story” to download the entire sequence of photos as a single video file to your device. This feature is useful for archiving your stories or sharing them on other platforms.

Can I prevent certain followers from seeing my multi-photo story?

To hide your story from specific followers, go to your profile, tap the menu, and select “Settings“. Navigate to “Privacy” then “Story“, and use the “Hide Story From” option to choose followers who won't see your story. This privacy feature allows you to control your audience and ensure your content is viewed by the desired followers.

How do I add an interactive poll or quiz to one photo within a multi-photo story?

While editing a photo in your story, tap the sticker icon and select the poll or quiz sticker. Customize your question and answers, then place the sticker on your photo. This adds an interactive element that viewers can engage with on that specific photo, making your story more interactive and engaging.

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Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a Master´s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.