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5 Ideas to use the new Instagram Slideshows feature

Instagram introduced Instagram slideshows >Her are tips to use the new Instagram albums and 5 ideas on how bloggers businesses and brands can use Instagram Slideshows

So last week, Instagram introduced a new way to share photos and videos: Instagram Slideshows ( or Instagram Albums depending on who you ask).  Now, instead of spamming your feed with lots of photos from an event, or vacation or your day,  you can upload multiple photos or videos ( up to 10)  at once into albums/slideshows that your followers can see.  I tried it out last weekend at Mardi Gras and loved it.

 


Uploading an Instagram Slideshow is really easy and you upload them the same as you would upload any other photo or video or boomerang. But now you can choose up to 10 photos and videos ( and the order you want them to go in)  to upload into an album/slideshow. You can then add filters and edit each image. The photos upload to square for now, so be aware of that.

Tips for how to use the new Instagram slideshows on Instagram

Once you post an album or slideshow, they can be viewed by swiping across, carousel-style.Click the arrow below to see)

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So now that you know how to use it, here are

5 ways you can use Instagram Slideshows for your Blog, Brand or Business

1.Tell a Story

Instagram is still personal. It is still about sharing moments in your everyday lives and telling stories with photos.  Instagram albums makes it easy to share photos of a day in your life, a vacation, or a morning at the zoo. Creating a slideshow helps you to give your followers a complete picture.  All without feeling like you are spamming your timeline.

2. Share an Event

Going to a Blog Conference? A press event? A movie premiere? Instagram Slideshows are perfect for this. Combined with real-time images and videos on Instagram stories and Instagram Live, you can give your followers an overall picture of what you are up to without overwhelming them.

3. A Tutorial

I think this one is perfect for craft bloggers or food bloggers. It’s a perfect way to show how to do something in 10 easy steps with photos and short videos or boomerangs. Or give an intro to how to make that dish, with the promise of the entire recipe up on your blog.

4. Announcements

Announcing a new product? An event? Your wedding day? Instagram Albums is a perfect way to create a slideshow to showcase what’s coming up with a flyer, photos of the product or previous events or even an introduction video.

5. Outfit Posts

If you are a fashion blogger or just like to show your outfit of the day, this feature is perfect for you.  Just share a few detailed shots of your look to get your followers and readers excited about your next blog post.

 

Have you used the new Instagram Slideshows feature? What ideas do you have for using it?

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  • Reply
    robin Rue
    March 3, 2017 at 8:40 am

    I haven’t used this new feature yet, but I have been dying to. I am going on an adventure tomorrow, so I am planning on trying it out.

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    candy
    March 3, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Talk about missing the boat. I hadn’t heard about the new slideshow being offered. Nice to find this and read all about it and how it works. Going to have check this out, sounds like fun.

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    Christy Maurer
    March 3, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    This is a great new feature! I am trying to use Instagram more, but I’m still lacking 🙁 I need a better phone for higher quality photos!

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    Pam Wattenbarger
    March 3, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I have been wondering how to best utilize the new slideshow feature on Instagram. These are all great ideas for it.

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    lisa
    March 3, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    These are great ideas. I love using slideshows to show off photos so I will have to try this!

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    lisa
    March 3, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    I really need to step up my game on learning more about Instagram. Love your images!

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    Sarah @ 2paws Designs
    March 3, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Great ideas! I’ve only used it a few times. Mostly to show of more photos of a single place/event. Today I made one to quickly show how I cleaned up & reorganized a spot in our playroom.

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    Jacqui S
    March 3, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    I haven’t had the chance to use that feature. Will have to look into it!

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    valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    March 3, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    These are all good suggestions. I do enjoy Instagram but one of the things I love about it is the simplicity of just scrolling and not having to do anything else.

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    March 4, 2017 at 4:18 am

    I must have been living under a rock. I did not know about this Instagram feature. I think I will have to check this out and “practice” using it. Thanks for letting me know about this slideshow feature.

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    Katie Kinsley
    March 4, 2017 at 10:19 am

    That new feature on Instagram is already a love/hate for me. I like being able to post more than one photo, but it definitely ruins the continuous scroll function.

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    Jeanine
    March 4, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    I’m not one for change so I’m having a hard time liking this new feature. I am not really sure I’ll use it but if so I’m happy for these tips!

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    Heather
    March 4, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Love that you can do a tutorial with it! I love that! I’m going to have to utilize this for sure! Thanks for the fun tips!

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    My Teen Guide
    March 5, 2017 at 6:26 am

    What a brilliant tutorial, I do not know how to use IG better, I’m glad you shared it.

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    Terri Beavers
    March 5, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I wasn’t sure how to use the new feature but I can’t wait to try it. I think it’s a great way to display all of my posts.

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    Nikka Shae
    March 5, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    I one this new feature. Now I can post at least up to three at a time.

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    Kathy
    March 6, 2017 at 1:11 am

    This is great. I honestly didn’t know about the new feature til now. I’ll be checking it out now!

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    Mimi Green
    March 6, 2017 at 7:41 am

    I love the tutorial idea. As a DIY Craft Queen that speaks to my heart.

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    L.C. @ A Life of Authenticity
    March 8, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Great tips. I will definitely be incorporating them into my business. I haven’t ventured into the world of instagram yet, but you have shared great tips to keep in my back pocket when I do make the move. Thank you!!

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    Jay Colby
    March 8, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    This was some great ideas. Thank you for sharing this informative information!

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    Alaya Scott
    March 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I absolutely love this new feature!! It creates such a dynamic space for all your visuals. My favorite idea would have to be your tutorial idea. It would build suspense to see how to do something!

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    Carissa
    March 8, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Great Tips…I have only used it once but plan to incorporate it more with my blog posts!!!

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    Marsha
    March 9, 2017 at 9:23 am

    These are great ideas! I haven’t tried the carousel yet but I can definitely use it to post different looks and beauty hauls!

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    Aaronica Cole
    March 9, 2017 at 10:02 am

    I love the option of the slideshow! I’ve only used it a couple times so far but really like the idea of the story telling–especially when at events.

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    carlana charles
    March 9, 2017 at 10:26 am

    i have yet to try this new feature but am sure like all the other instagram features it will be great saving me time and energy, pictures always tell a stories and make great memories

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    Felecia Monique
    March 9, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    I’ve used the tip for my outfit posts. I was also thinking of doing it for food posts or recipe posts.

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    Elle (CleverlyChanging)
    March 9, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    I needed this, ever sense I saw my friends IG slideshows I’ve been wanting to learn how they did it. THANK YOU!!!

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    Kiwi
    March 10, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Girl I love Instagram slideshows! I take so many pictures and I felt like I didnt want to flood IG with all my fun and this is the perfect addition for letting people get a feel with your action all in one post. I am going to do an Insta-slide now of my stay in Nashville 🙂

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    Tiffany H.
    March 12, 2017 at 4:17 am

    I have yet to use this feature but i think its great, I often have multiple photos and don’t want to flood my Instagram timeline, so I’m loving this!

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    Michelle
    March 13, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Thanks for sharing! A tutorial is a great idea for the pictures! I didn’t even think of that!! All of these are actually great ideas. I am bookmarking this post for the future!! Thanks!

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    Kenya
    April 8, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Ahhh I just started doing food posts and I love the how to idea. Gonna be using that.

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