How to add multiple photos to Instagram Stories

I recently shared my Ultimate Guide to Instagram Stories — be sure to check this out if you want to up your Insta game! However, if you are specifically wanting to know how to add multiple photos to Instagram Stories, I’ve got you covered there as well! By creating a photo collage using apps like StoryLuxe and Unfold, you can do this quite easily! You can also add multiple photos to one Instagram Story using the in-app feature on the platform. Read along for the best tips & tricks!


How to add multiple photos to Instagram Stories (using iOS and Android apps)

For those struggling with branding (we’ve all been there— trust me), there are a number of platforms that allow you to easily create stunning Instagram Stories using pre-made design templates! Even better, most of those platforms offer Instagram Story collage layouts, meaning that you can quickly add multiple photos to one Instagram Story. While there are a seemingly endless number of platforms that offer collage layouts for Instagram Story templates, here are a few of my faves:

Create a collage of Instagram photos using Story Luxe

In my Ultimate Guide to Instagram Stories, I briefly explained how to create branded Instagram Stories using the Story Luxe free iOS app. Below, you will find some step-by-step instructions on how to create an Instagram Story with multiple photos using the same mobile app.

Step 1: Download StoryLuxe and open the app

Step 2: Choose a collage layout


Step 3: Upload your images

  • Choose ‘My Media’ to upload content from your phone’s camera roll.

  • Select the first photo that you would like in your Instagram Story collage, then click the blue checkmark.

  • The image will be placed in your collage layout. You will then repeat the process until all of your image slots are filled.


Step 4: Share the collage to your Instagram Story

Create a collage of Instagram photos using Unfold

While I don’t use the app quite as much these days, I was once a very avid user of the free iOS app— Unfold. But don’t get me wrong here— it is still an amazing app and is constantly rolling out new layouts and features; I just typically try to stick with a theme & Story Luxe happens to be my latest obsession. Nonetheless, Unfold is a great option for creating a collage so that you can add multiple photos to your Instagram Story!

How to add multiple photos to One Instagram Story (using Instagram’s in-app feature)

While I did get pretty detailed with my Ultimate Guide to Instagram Stories, it seems that Instagram is always rollin’ out new features to keep its users on the platform. One of the latest features allows users to upload multiple photos to Instagram Stories, all within the convenience of the app.

Step 1: Select Multiple Photos Icon

Select the icon in the right-hand corner of your home page to upload media from your gallery. Selecting this option will allow you to choose up to 10 images from your phone’s camera roll. A number will display in the top right-hand corner of each image you select— this is the order in which it will display in your Instagram Story.


Step 2: Edit your photos

Once you are finished with your selection of photos, you will be able to edit each one individually. You will see your selected photos at the bottom of your screen— choose any given image and add GIFs, texts, stickers, quizzes, graphics— you name it. Get creative with it!


Step 3: Upload the photos to your Instagram Story

Select the '“Next” button. Your photos will then be uploaded to your Instagram Story all at once. Done and done! :)


If you have any thoughts or questions regarding uploading multiple photos to Instagram Stories, feel free to drop a comment below— I would love to hear from you!

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Hi there! I’m Fallon. A Florida native who, after receiving my masters degree in the U.K., decided to nix the 9-5 path in search of something more. Now, I run my graphic and web design business straight from my laptop, all while traveling the world. I’ve now traveled to over 25 countries and have knocked some pretty big adventures off my bucket list… and I’m just getting started. Follow along my journey as I present tips, guides and resources on solo female travel, photography, videography, entrepreneurship & the crazy lifestyle of a digital nomad.