Instagram adds galleries to its list of features
Have you ever been scrolling through Instagram and randomly a few spammed photos from a single person pop up? Instagram hopes to fix this with their new gallery feature.
Galleries can be seen as a standard post but in a horizontal-scrolling, carousel-style layout where a user can add up to 10 photographs or videos. This content can still be given filters, edited, and users can be tagged in them, just as before.
“With this update, you no longer have to choose the single best photo or video from an experience you want to remember,” said Instagram.
Posts will have blue dots at the bottom to indicate that users can see more, and though these posts “are square-only for now”, we will most likely see this changed.
The Facebook-owned company has seen new features added steadily after its acquisition in 2012. Purchased for $1 billion, the photography sharing app is estimated to be worth around $50 billion, according to Forbes.
Users will need to upgrade Instagram to the latest version in order to use this feature.