How to share multiple images as a story on Instagram
The Story is a relatively new feature on both Instagram and Facebook. It’s a way of sharing content that will disappear after 24 hours. And because it’s only available for a short period of time, both Instagram and Facebook prominently feature stories at the top of their user interfaces to make sure people have an opportunity to see them.
- Transfer graphics to your phone’s photo library
If you’ve downloaded one of our resource kits, or created graphics on your computer – you’ll need to move them over to your phone’s photo library. In many cases, emailing them to yourself can be a quick solution. If you’re using Apple products (a Mac and iPhone), you can use AirDrop to send the files over.
- Tap the Story Camera
Make sure you’re logged in to your practice’s Instagram account. Then, from the home screen of the app, tap the Camera button in the upper left corner (or swipe from left to right anywhere in the middle of the screen)
- Take a new photo/video…
If you’d like to take a new photo, tap the shutter button at the bottom of the screen. If you’d like to record a video, tap and hold the shutter button.
However, if you’re using one of our resource kits, you’ll want to move to the next step instead…
- … or select from your photo library
To select a photo in your photo library, tap the small square in the bottom left corner of the screen (to the left of the shutter button). This will take you to your photo library.
- Tap the “Select Multiple” button
If you’re going to be sharing several images right now, you can save yourself time by tapping the Select Multiple button in the top right corner of the screen. (If you’re only sharing a single image, just tap it directly and follow the prompts on the screen)
- Select all the images and/or videos you want to include
Tap the images you want to include in your story – in the order you want them to be shown. You’ll see numbers appear in the upper right corner of their thumbnails.
Tip: If you make a mistake and want to remove one of the images, just tap it again and the number should be removed.
- Tap Next
At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see a row showing thumbnails of all the images you’ve selected. To the right of that, tap the Next button.
- Add any extra text, stickers, or drawings to your images (optional)
This is an optional step, but if you’d like to add extra elements to your image, you can do so on this screen. (To switch between images, tap their thumbnail in the row at the bottom of the screen)
- Tap Next again, then share your Story!
On the final screen, you have a few options. To just share your story on your own feed (most common), just tap the Share button next to the heading “Your Story”. However, if you have any followers you’d like to send the story to directly, you can select them in the list below.
Save your story to a Highlight
Stories disappear from your followers’ feeds after 24 hours. However, if you’d like to make a story permanently available on your profile, you can add it to a Highlight. Follow the instructions in this How To Guide to make that happen.