Multi-photo Instagram galleries are finally about to become a reality for everyone. Currently, only advertisers have the ability to publish several photos in a single post, which users can swipe through horizontally. But if the latest beta release of Instagram for Android is evidence, then the same feature is about to make its way to the app’s 600 million users.
Instead of tapping on a photo, you long-press the image and a prompt then instructs you to select up to 10 images or videos. You can apply a single filter to all of them, or tap into each photo to apply separate effects before posting everything in a single gallery. Your followers and other Instagram users will be able to like individual photos in each post.
Unfortunately, the feature is likely showing up a little earlier than Instagram intended. It seems rather buggy, for one, and trying to actually publish albums produces an error message every time. Hopefully very soon, albums will save us all from a cascade of endless vacation, baby, and wedding photos in the timeline — often out of chronological order.