Instagram galleries are here: You can upload up to 10 photos/videos at a time
posted Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT
Instagram "Imagesets" galleries are a feature that has been available for two years to advertisers (and was teased earlier this month via a beta release) but today, they are being rolled out to all Instagram users. In their most recent app release, you can now upload up to ten photos or videos at a time, which will be displayed horizontally next to each other in your feed.
Instagram had this to say on their blog: "Starting today, you can share multiple photos and videos in one post on Instagram. With this update, you no longer have to choose the single best photo or video from an experience you want to remember. Now, you can combine up to 10 photos and videos in one post and swipe through to see them all."
You'll notice the new feature when uploading any photo or video to your feed, where you'll see the option to select multiple photos or videos. You can even control exactly how you want the imageset to appear, such as tapping and holding to change the order of images, applyig a filter to all the images at once or editing each individually. Instagram says that, for now, the posts have a single caption and are square-only, though they may change that in the future. Instagram noted that to see if a post is an Imageset, you will see a little icon on the first photo which denotes that there is "more to see."
This will serve as the best way to remove "post spamming" tendencies from some users, who will upload groups of images that are all related one after the other, crowding your feed with repetetive content. It will also make browsing what was once spam far more enjoyable.