The single photo interface of Instagram is about to see some big changes.
Instagram rolled out a new beta for Android users this week and hidden inside is a new feature that lets users select multiple photos to publish as an album that other viewers can swipe through.
The new album feature has only been available to advertisers until now. Beta testers can now organize photos into an album, but it looks like the feature isn’t quite ready yet. When you go to publish an album the app just spits out a error.
@AndroidPolice @droid_life @instagram is testing post multiple photo at one time. V10.7.0 pic.twitter.com/31sdC77klt
— Philip Chang (@Philip_Changg) February 1, 2017
How to create an album
Creating an album will be pretty straight forward. Rather than tapping one picture to go to the filters page, users can long-press on one photo to bring up a prompt. From there you can select up to 10 images or videos. Separate filters can then be applied to each individual image.
Once your pictures are ready, Instagram compiles them all into one gallery. Followers see the gallery as a single photo, but you can swipe horizontally to browse through the other images.
Instagram hasn’t said when the feature will finally be available to the public, but hopefully it will make its way onto both Android and iOS soon.