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In a latest development, Instagram is about to get a lot more like Facebook.The app is testing a new feature that allows you to share multiple photos and/or videos in a single post. You guess it correctly’: albums could be coming to Instagram.
The feature, which is currently live in the beta version of Instagram’s Android app, allows you to select up to 10 photos and videos to combine into a single post. It’s not clear what the final post would look like in the app’s feed, as the beta doesn’t allow you to actually share such a post, but presumably it would look like the app’s “carousel” ads that allow you to swipe through multiple photos.
If Instagram indeed decides to make the feature official, it could vastly change the dynamics of the app. While many users tend to heavily curate their Instagram feed with only the “best” of their photos, adding album functionality would seem to encourage users to place less emphasis on each photo.
A spokesperson for Instagram declined to comment on the feature, but such a change would seem to be in line with the company’s ongoing efforts to boost sharing through efforts like Stories, live video and ephemeral, Snapchat-like messaging.