Instagram’s New App, Layout, Can Combine Multiple Photos in One Post

By Justin Lafferty Comment

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Ever wonder how to get more than one image into a single Instagram post? The Facebook-owned company announced Monday a new app to solve this problem: Layout.

Now, through Layout, Instagram users can combine multiple photos into one image.

Instagram described the capabilities of Layout in a blog post:

When you open Layout, we automatically show you previews of custom layouts as you choose photos from your camera roll. To make it easier to find the photos you want, we’ve also added a Faces option that shows you all the photos in your camera roll that feature people.

From there, you have complete artistic control. Drag and drop photos to rearrange them, pinch to zoom or pull the sides of each photo to adjust its size and get your layout just right. Then flip and rotate your photos to create cool arrangements and mirror effects.

For spontaneous moments, we’ve also added Photo Booth. Tap it to start a countdown and capture photos that you’ll instantly see in a layout.

From imagining mirrored landscapes to sharing multiple moments from an entire adventure, we’ve seen these kinds of visual storytelling happening on Instagram and we’re inspired by it.

Currently, Layout is only available on iOS, but Instagram is working on releasing an Android version in the coming months.

Readers: What do you think of Layout?