Instagram announced today that they have rolled out their Galleries function - users can share up to 10 photos and videos in one post. This is a massive change, and some users have even pondered about whether it's the end of Instagram. Well, I say: "embrace the change!"
This new functionality will add a new dimension to the news feed. It'll also prevent spamming by some people as they want to share all the photos in one series (in one go). I think it'll be a good extension to the Instagram Stories - although Instagram stories can be somewhat linear (it's meant to tell a story over time), whilst this carousel will be an explosion of images in one go.
I'm really looking forward to see how people use this new feature. I think I will start off by reposting people's photos with this feature, so I can still curate my feed properly.
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This update is available as part of Instagram version 10.9 for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android on Google Play. To learn more, check out the Instagram Help Center.