Why Can’t I Post Multiple Pictures on Instagram? [Try 6 Fixes]
Laura Milner

Why Can’t I Post Multiple Pictures on Instagram? [Try 6 Fixes]

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“Why can't I post multiple pictures on Instagram?” We hear your pain. And many others like you share that pain. 

We all love that dopamine hit when we get a new like on Instagram, whether it’s on a photo dump or a carousel post of a lovely occasion. However, when you encounter a bit of a glitch when trying to upload multiple photos, it can be incredibly frustrating.

At times, the Instagram app can encounter issues when uploading multiple photos in a single post. But why does that happen? And what can you do to fix this issue?

There are a few reasons this feature may stop working. We’ll share a few of those reasons and provide you with the best solutions. Ready?

Help! My Instagram Won’t Let Me Post Multiple Photos. Why?!?

There could be a few reasons you can’t post multiple photos on Instagram right now. The most common culprits include internet connectivity problems, in-app bugs, and your app not being the most up-to-date version. Another less common reason is the app’s cache needing to be cleared on your device. 

The good news is that it’s pretty simple to solve all of the above.

Here are some fixes to help you get started.

6 Fixes for When You Can’t Post Multiple Pictures on Instagram

If you find yourself in a bit of a glitch sitch, give the following hacks a crack and see if you can get around the issue:

1. Tap on a Photo

Have you found that the ‘Select multiple’ button has disappeared when you’re trying to put a carousel post together? A recent Instagram update could have removed it. Here’s how to get around it:

  • Start the upload process as you normally would. 
  • Fire up the Instagram app, and tap the + icon. 
  • Scroll to one of the pictures you want to upload from your camera roll, and then tap and hold for a second. This triggers the option to select multiple pictures and display small circles over the top of all your pictures and videos.
  • Then, you can tap the rest of the photos you want to upload and continue.
Tip: When you choose your first photo, tap the icon in the bottom left-hand corner to crop your photo and change it to the desired aspect ratio. Keep in mind that the other images in your carousel will now also be in the same aspect ratio as the first photo.

2. Clear the Instagram Cache

If you’re having problems with the Instagram app, cleaning your cache data can be a handy maintenance fix. Think of clearing your cache as ‘cleaning’ any stored page information, along with any issues the page could be experiencing. 

  • Android: Open the Settings app. Click Apps > Instagram > Storage > Clear cache.
  • iPhone: Head to Settings > General > iPhone Storage > Instagram. Then tap on Offload App. After that, restart the Instagram app and check if you can share multiple pictures on Instagram posts.

3. Check if Your Internet is Working Properly
Instagram’s “Not Posted Yet. Try Again” error is an unpopular issue. Usually, a slow internet connection is behind it.

  • If You’re Using Mobile Data: Check your data settings. Make sure that Data Saver isn’t enabled by heading to the following in your Instagram profile: Settings > Account > Cellular Data Use > Turn off Data Saver. It’s also worth noting that you should check how much data you have left on your allowance.
  • If You’re On Wi-Fi: Disconnect and reconnect from the network and give it another go. Be sure you’re connected to a network that doesn’t restrict your internet access, and ensure you’re not too far away from the Wi-Fi source.

Still not working? Try the following.

4. Uninstall and Reinstall the App (and Use the Latest Version!) 

Sometimes it’s worth uninstalling the Instagram app and reinstalling it on your phone to see if that helps. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial: 

For iPhone Users

Delete the app on your iPhone by holding on the app’s icon for a couple of seconds (hold until the icons start to wiggle), then tap the x in the top left corner of the app icon and tap Delete.

To reinstall: 

Launch the App Store app. Search for the app and cloud icon. Wait for the app to download and reinstall.

For Android Users

To uninstall on an Android Open the Google Play Store app.

  • Tap the profile icon in the top right corner.
  • Tap Manage apps and devices > Manage.
  • Tap the name of the app that you want to delete.
  • Tap Uninstall.

To reinstall:

  • Open Google Play Store.
  • Tap the profile icon in the top right corner.
  • Tap Manage apps and device > Manage.
  • Select the apps that you want to install or turn on. If you can't find the app, at the top, tap Installed > Not Installed.
  • Tap Install or Enable.

Tip: Don’t forget to make sure you have the latest version of Instagram on your phone before posting. It’s important to keep those apps up to date!

5. Upload from Instagram.com from Your Desktop

Still trying to post multiple pictures from your Instagram account? Visit the IG website on your computer and share up to 10 photos there.

  • Open Instagram on your computer and log in with your account. 
  • Click the Create button on the left-hand side.
  • Click Select from Computer to choose your images.
  • Remember to click the icon in the bottom left corner, choose an aspect ratio and crop the photos.
  • Click the icon in the bottom right to change the order of the images.
  • Click Next to add filters or make any adjustments. 
  • Click Next again to enter a caption or sort advanced settings (turning off comments, hiding likes, view counts, etc).
  • Click Share.

6. Wait for Meta to Fix the Issue

If you’ve reached this stage and nothing else is working, it’s best to wait this one out. Let the experts at Meta fix the glitch! You’ll be able to upload multiple photos soon.

Wrapping it Up

We hope one of our resolutions were able to help you get multiple pics out to your Instagram followers! The next time you encounter this problem, you’ll be armed with all of those ways to get around it.

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Why does Instagram crash when I try to post multiple pictures?

It’s worth checking your phone’s storage space if Instagram keeps crashing. Low memory issues can cause problems, as well as apps that you have running in the background. Clean those apps up and delete the ones you aren’t using.

How do you put multiple pictures in one post on Instagram?
  1. Open the Instagram app, and click the + icon. 
  2. Scroll to one of the photos you want to upload, and then tap and hold for a second. (You can then choose multiple pictures using ticks in the display small circles at the tip of your pictures and videos.)
  3. Select up to 10 photos and videos from your phone’s library.
  4. Adjust how you’re going to crop your content.
  5. Post!
Can you still post multiple pictures on Instagram?

Yes. Whilst it’s encouraged to post video content to Instagram to drive more engagement (learn more tips on how to streamline your Instagram story here), you are still able to post multiple photos on Instagram.

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