Photo Albums Could be Coming to Instagram Soon
Well, there is one - you can only share a maximum of 10 photos per album, whereas Facebook is theoretically limited to 1,000, but frankly if you're complaining that 1,000 photos in one album isn't enough, either you're a stop-motion animator or there is something very wrong with you.
How these albums will actually appear on the feed remains unknown. They could show up as a collage, allowing users to tap individual photos and enlarge them, or as a carousel. It's worth noting that, in some senses, Instagram stories can be used like photo albums, albeit albums which disappear after they've been viewed.
If this feature does go live (and there's no certainty that it will), it may end up presiding over a major change to Instagram's layout. Trying to emulate Snapchat had been their main aim, but all that really ended up amounting to was the addition of Stories.
Most people would probably agree that Instagram was fine the way it was, but social media platforms are never truly finished. The biggest risk with this change is that it will limit the significance of individual photos, and push Instagram away from its photography-centric roots.
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Photo Albums Could be Coming to Instagram Soon Reviewed by Callum Davies on Friday, February 03, 2017 Rating: