How to Upload Multiple Videos and Photos on Instagram?

How to Upload Multiple Videos and Photos on Instagram?

Instagram is famous for its instant messages and short videos. So if your message is larger you need to divide your messages. That is why many people wonder how to upload multiple videos and photos on Instagram.

Instagram sort of limits our posts by duration. We cannot make Story videos for more than 15 seconds. However, we can shoot multiple 15-second videos by keeping our finger on the capturing button.

The same thing can be said for Instagram Posts as well. It is not possible to upload a video more than 60 seconds on a Post. Longer videos tend to be uploaded to IGTV.

Short videos and instant messages are the actual content that people are looking for on Instagram. However, people can be after multiple photos and longer videos too. That is why Instagram has initiated IGTV for longer videos.

Yet, it is not always convenient to upload videos to IGTV. Because especially when people are surfing through the Explore page, they see an IGTV video and they start watching after some time Instagram says ‘continue watching this in IGTV’ and people stop watching. That is because they do not want to pass to another platform and lose their feed.

In this article, we will touch upon how to upload multiple videos and photos on Instagram without getting into IGTV. As we all know, Instagram video length is not enough for some people. Users who do not want to post to IGTV want to upload their longer videos to their Posts.

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It is possible to upload multiple videos to one Post. Maybe you have seen some Posts with more than one content. It is possible to upload both photos and videos to one post as well. Now let’s take a look at how to upload videos on Instagram Posts.

How to Upload Multiple Videos on Instagram

How to Upload Multiple Videos on Instagram?

In 2016 Instagram has introduced its 7.19 update which allows uploading multiple photos and videos in one Post. It is called Carousel. You can add up to 10 content in one Post. Considering a video for an Instagram Post can be 60 seconds, you can have a 10-minute video if you put 10 videos maximum. 

Before you upload your video on Instagram, you have to crop your video to 60-second separate clips. You can do this from your phone camera. You have to crop your video in order to use the Carousel feature on Instagram.

Here you can find the steps for uploading a longer video as multiple videos on a Post:

  1. Reach your gallery from the ‘+’ icon at the bottom middle side of the home page on Instagram.
  2. Select the videos you want to upload by tapping and holding on one of the videos and tap on Next.
  3. You can also tap on the ‘Multiple’ button that looks like two pages standing on top of each other.
  4. Once you have selected the videos, tap on Next and you will be directed to the Filters page. Here you can change the order of the videos too.
  5. You can add unique filters for each video.
  6. After you are done with the Filters, tap on Next and do the final adjustments to make a Post.
  7. Tap on Share to end the process.

You can trim videos when you are posting a video on Instagram as well. If you have a longer video than one minute, and you only want a piece of the video, you can use the Trim option. To do that:

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  1. Select the video from your gallery.
  2. Tap on Next and select Share as Short Video.’
  3. After you tap on Continue, you will see the ‘Trim option.’
  4. When you are in the ‘Trim’ option, you can swipe right or left to get to that part you want, and you can adjust the length of the video.
How to Upload Multiple Photos on Instagram

How to Upload Multiple Photos on Instagram?

As well as videos, you can upload multiple photos too. It is easy, just follow the same steps as before:

  1. Reach your gallery from the ‘+’ icon at the bottom middle side of the home page on Instagram.
  2. Select the photos you want to upload by tapping and holding on one of the photos and tap on Next.
  3. You can also tap on the ‘Multiple’ button that looks like two pages standing on top of each other.
  4. Once you have selected the photos, tap on Next and you will be directed to the Filters page. Here you can change the order of the photos too.
  5. You can add unique filters for each photo.
  6. After you are done with the Filters, tap on Next and do the final adjustments to make a Post.
  7. Tap on Share to end the process.

You can add both videos and photos to a Carousel. Of course, it should be 10 content in total. 

FAQs

How long can an IGTV video be?

The maximum video length of IGTV is 60 minutes.

What is the best video format for Instagram?

The best video format for Instagram is MP4. The maximum video width is 1080 pixels. Videos should be 920 pixels tall.

Why do my videos upload blurry on Instagram?

If you do not have a good internet connection, your video could look blurry until it is fully uploaded. It is recommended to upload with a good connection.

Conclusion

We have covered how to upload multiple videos and photos on Instagram. Although Instagram wouldn’t let users upload videos longer than a minute on the feed, it is possible to do it via Carousel. However, you have to crop your video first.

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It is a lot easier with uploading multiple photos. Just select the photos you want and add them to a Carousel Post. You can upload both videos and photos in a Carousel Post as well.

If you want to learn more about the features of Instagram, check out our Instagram Support articles. You may also be interested in How to Post on Instagram.

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