Listen up, everyone. Instagram is working on enabling users to post photo albums. That means that instead of posting your heavily modified pictures one at a time on Instagram, you will be able to post them all at the same time! Yaay!
For those of us that love photo albums (read: all of us), this is great news. Remember that the closest thing we’ve had to this feature was the Layout app, which users could use to create a collage. Also, Instagram Story helped a little. However, the real thrill is not in creating an album slowly, over the years. Ain’t no one got time for that. The joy of the feature is in creating a whole new album in the time it takes to post one picture.
But hold on a minute; that feature is not yet available for public use. However, it is already in beta testing. According to a report by Mashable, this feature allows users to select up to 10 photos at a time and combine these photos into a single post, thus creating an album. It is available for advertisers and a few beta testers; however, no one knows how soon they will release this feature.
Once the photo albums feature is rolled out, however, it would help users to post multiple photos at the same time. Basically, the user would hold down one picture, and then they would have the option of selecting more pictures. Then, they could either apply filters to all of them at once, or do that to each photo separately. Well, that sounds awesome; however, I should certainly hope that the feature would not make posting single pictures less important. Also, how would viewers see the photos on the album? Would they view it open after the other, or all at the same time? So far, there has not been any word about that. However, expect the Instagram Photo Albums feature to roll out soon on Android and iOS platforms.