I know, I know, our political system is seemingly going up in hellfire and we have a former reality television star as our president and every other country hates us, but there is good news today, I promise. Yes, my friends, today, your Instagram will officially start to look a little different. Because today, Instagram galleries are finally ready to use! Now, while this is all very exciting news, the first thing we need to address is this: What is Instagram galleries? And why should you care?
Well, as you probably already know, Facebook owns Instagram, which means that it's unsurprising to see updates to the platform that make Instagram feel a little bit more like Facebook than it used to. And now, the app's latest update will really make you feel like you're in familiar territory. Instagram galleries will allow users to upload more than one picture at a time, all in one post. You'll now be able to upload up to 10 pictures or videos at a time, and they will all appear as one post on your feed, with three little grey dots at the bottom indicating to other users that they're able to swipe across to see more images in your post.
Previously, you might have seen something that looked like Instagram galleries from promoted posts by companies who paid for it. You were able to swipe across to see multiple pictures, but regular users haven't been able to take advantage of the feature until now.
There are some guidelines to the new update, though, but, basically users will be able to upload up to 10 pictures and/or videos at a time as one post, probably paving the way for users to leave all those collage apps in the past.
Along with the gallery of 10 photos, the new update also stipulates that all gallery posts be formatted as the original square size, videos cannot be longer than 60 seconds, and uploads will still only have one caption with one tagged location.
Instagram galleries is available to all users of the social media platform, although you will have to update the app in order to be able to post your own gallery album. Nevertheless, the update is definitely a welcome piece of good news we all needed to hear today. Our politics may be going down the toilet, but hey, at least we can upload 10 pictures into one Instagram post. It really is the little things, isn't it?