When you open the Stories camera and select the Layout option, you’ll be able to choose between two and six photos to combine in a grid-based collage.
Strike a pose. And another pose. And then another. 📸
With Layout, you can now capture and share multiple photos in your story — a new, creative way to express yourself. Check it out! pic.twitter.com/j02aYOjsoOLoading...
— Instagram (@instagram) December 17, 2019
Layout is the latest in a string of updates Instagram has brought to Stories. Stories are an increasingly important part of Instagram, and while many of the new changes mimic Snapchat, Tik Tok, even Tinder, users don’t seem to mind.
Most of users used to get around the previous limit by using third-party apps to create customised content for Instagram stories.
Insta’s move to involve arranging multiple photos together within Instagram itself is going to render some third-party photo editing apps obsolete.