Social Snacks Episode 34: How to Quickly Create Instagram Carousel Posts

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Social Snacks Episode 34: How to Quickly Create Instagram Carousel Posts

Have you tried the new Instagram carousel posts feature?

Previously, if you wanted to share multiple Instagram photos and videos at one time, you couldn't.

Thanks to a recent announcement, you can now share multiple photos and videos on one Instagram post.

On this episode of Social Snacks, we'll teach you how to create Instagram carousel posts when you want to share multiple photos and videos.

With the new carousel posts feature, this will also help you think more about telling a story when you go to share photos and videos on your Instagram channel.

Let's take a look at how you create Instagram carousel posts.

How to Create Instagram Carousel Posts


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1. Launch Instagram

The first thing you'll need to do is launch the Instagram app (iOS | Android).

2. Create a new Instagram post

Instagram channel for Social Chefs

Tap the plus sign.

Next, tap on "select multiples."

3. Select photos and videos

Adding multiple Instagram photos and videos

Choose up to 10 photos and videos to include in your Instagram post.

You can share 10 photos, 10 videos or mix-and-match and share photos and videos together in one post.

4. Add a filter to Instagram carousel posts

Applying filters to Instagram carousel posts

Tap on next.

At this point, you can scroll through the photos and videos for your Instagram carousel posts.

If you want to apply a filter to your entire carousel post, simply tap on a filter to apply it to all of the photos and videos that you selected.

Alternatively, you can apply a filter to just one photo or video by tapping on a single photo or video and then select an Instagram filter.
Instagram photo and video filters

5. Write the caption for your Instagram post

Creating a new Instagram post

The last thing to do is to write a caption for your Instagram post.

Be sure you tag anyone who is in your Instagram carousel posts.

You can also choose to share this post on other social media channels as well or disable Instagram comments for your post under the "advanced settings" option.

Once you've finished uploading multiple photos and videos to your Instagram post, you'll now see a photo with a series of dots.

It looks like this.

Instagram carousel post example
Whenever you create Instagram carousel posts, they will have an icon on them.

Take a look at the first image from our Instagram channel below.

This is to denote that there are multiple photos and videos for an Instagram post.
Instagram channel for Social Chefs

Ways to Use Instagram Carousel Posts

We're particularly excited about all of the possibilities for Instagram carousel posts.

Not only can you now share multiple photos and videos in one post, but you can use them to become a better storyteller!

For example, we used the new carousel posts to show how to make a recipe.

To help you get started using Instagram carousel posts in your business, we've put together a list of examples.

Recipe for success:

Download a list of 10 Instagram carousel post examples


Over to You

There you have it, how to create Instagram carousel posts for sharing multiple photos and videos at one time.

As you can see, they're very easy to create.

The challenging part for businesses is going to be to come up with new ways to tell their story using photos and videos.

We've given you a few to get started with.

If you need help learning how to create Instagram carousel posts or to brainstorm some ideas on how you can use them in your business, let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and of course, Instagram.

About The Author
Christian Karasiewicz Founder, Social Chefs Founder and CEO of Social Chefs, a digital marketing agency. I host two shows, #SocialChatter, the industries longest running social media marketing talk show and Social Snacks, 5 minute or less social media marketing tutorials.

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