Big news, everyone — especially Instagram users who love the app's gallery feature. Thanks to a new update currently rolling out, users can finally add tags to Instagram galleries after they've been posted. Finally! According to a spokesperson from Instagram in an email with Bustle, the new feature is available to iPhone users now (you might have to update your app to see it), and will roll out to Android users soon. Instagram galleries debuted earlier this year, and solved the perennial problem of how to share multiple pictures at once without annoying your friends into unfollowing you.
However, one thing Instagram galleries didn't allow you to do was tag people in your gallery photos after you had already posted them, like you can with single photos. So, Instagram releasing this new feature is definitely a cause for a social-media celebration.
If you're really late to the party, and haven't used Instagram galleries, this is what you're missing. "Combine up to 10 photos and videos in one post and swipe through to see them all," the Instagram blog explained back when the feature launched. "Share your favorite moments of your best friend’s surprise birthday party, from setting up to when they walk through the door. Or create a step-by-step cake recipe that people can always find on your profile."
Kim Kardashian West is even celebrating this update:
Instagram listened to us!!! You can now add tags to pics in a gallery AFTER they have been posted :)— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 24, 2017
The blog went on to explain that when uploading to your Instagram feed, you’ll see a new icon to select multiple photos and videos. "It’s easy to control exactly how your post will look. You can tap and hold to change the order, apply a filter to everything at once or edit one by one. These posts have a single caption and are square-only for now. On your profile grid, you’ll notice the first photo or video of your post has a little icon, which means there’s more to see."
So, what could be better than uploading 10 photos and videos at once? How about being able to tag people in them a week later. The rumor is the real deal, and if you're an iPhone user, this tagging-after-the-fact feature is guaranteed to give you all the good feels for Instagram.