How to Add Multiple Photos to Instagram Story

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After a long road trip with your friends, you’ll want to share all the pictures you took with them.

And the most efficient way might be with an Instagram story.

But can you upload several images to an Instagram story?

Yes, you can!

However, the process is not as apparent as it seems, and there are many ways to add multiple images to an Instagram post.

Here’s what you need to know about how to add multiple photos to several or one Instagram story:

  • How to put multiple pictures on an Instagram story
  • How to use the photo sticker on your Instagram stories
  • How to use the layout tool on your stories

The instructions we describe below work for both Apple and Android users.

How to Put Multiple Pictures on Instagram Story

This feature will allow you to upload photos to your Instagram in bulk.

Instead of sharing them all in the same story, photos will have their own slide.

That way, your followers will be able to see all the photos in their max resolution.

Here’s how you bulk upload photos to your Instagram account.

  • Step 1: Open Instagram.
  • Step 2: Swipe to the right to open Instagram stories.
  • Step 3: On the left corner at the bottom of the screen, tap your gallery icon.
  • Step 4: You’ll go to your camera roll. Tapin on “select” to post multiple pictures on the top right corner.
  • Step 5: Pick more photos.
  • Step 6: Share the images.

Each photo will appear on different insta stories or separate slides, so one for each photo.

Note: Remember to add music to your Instagram story! They’ll make every post a lot cooler. However, it will only work for a single slide. So you’ll need to use the sticker for every following post.

How To Use The Photo Sticker On Your Instagram Stories

You can upload multiple pictures as one story.

To add multiple pictures to a single Instagram story, you’ll need to use the sticker feature.

When using the sticker, you’ll need to modify the multiple photos individually.

Here’s how you can add additional photos to a single Instagram story:

  • Step 1: On the left-hand side, tap the + sign on your profile picture (camera icon).
  • Step 2: Tap on the gallery icon to add a single image.
  • Step 3: Tap on the photo that will serve as the starting point (background photo).
  • Step 4: With two fingers, tap on the first photo to adjust the side.
  • Step 5: Tap the sticker icon and search for the photo sticker.
  • Step 6: With this sticker feature, you can add more pictures to a single story.
  • Step 7: Use the sticker again to add more pictures.
  • Step 8: Share them!

That’s how you layer pictures on the same screen of an Instagram story.

You can modify and play with different stickers to add additional elements to a post.

A good example is changing the Instagram story background color.

Or you could share a YouTube video to your Instagram story as well.

How To Use The Layout Tool On Your Stories

This tool will use the entire background space and allow you to create a photo collage.

You’ll need to follow the same steps as described above, and then:

  • Step 1: On the Instagram home screen, swipe right to open your Instagram stories.
  • Step 2: Tap the layout icon on the left side of the screen.
  • Step 3: Select a layout with an excellent visual appeal.
  • Step 4: On the bottom left corner, tap the gallery icon.
  • Step 5: Start adding multiple photos.
  • Step 6: Share your new photos!

Adding multiple pictures will make your stories look more artistic and exciting.

Pro Tip: Now that you know how to choose multiple images for an Instagram story, the next step is to learn how to protect your privacy. Did you know that Instagram doesn’t notify you when you screenshot an Instagram story?

How Many Pictures Can You Add To An Instagram Story?

You can only add ten photos to a story post.

The app will notify you when you reach the limit after selecting the last photo.

However, at any given time, you can change your selection or discard the entire story.

Before you add multiple photos to a story, make sure you have pictured what you want to do.

You could end up with a messy collage if you just stick random photos to one slide.


That’s how you add more than one photo to an Instagram story or stories.

Here’s a quick recap:

You can open the Instagram story screen by swiping to the right or tapping your photo icon in the upper left corner.

When you open the Instagram camera (story screen), you can take a photo with the camera icon or upload one from your phone gallery.

To upload multiple photos to an Instagram story, you’ll need to use a sticker, the layout feature, or simply upload them in bulk.

The next thing is that you have fun choosing and uploading the pictures!

Add Multiple Photos To Instagram Story FAQ

Why Can’t I Add More Than A Single Instagram Story?

Try to upgrade your Instagram App.

It is a new feature that may not be available in your country.

If that doesn’t work, it may be due to the “add multiple pictures” feature not being available on Apple or Android phones.

How Many Stories Can You Post On An Instagram Story?

You can post up to 100 stories.

To add pictures, you can add stickers, use the layout feature to upload several photos or select multiple photos to upload on different Instagrams stories.

But you can only upload 100 individual Instagram stories.

About the author

Karen is a senior technical writer and copywriter here at GrowFollowing. Her area of expertize are social media apps and new media.