Changing the order of photos in an Instagram album

Changing the order of photos in an Instagram album

How to Change the Order of Photos in a Carousel on Instagram

carousel

Are you tired of the way your Instagram feed looks? Do you want to create an entirely new look by changing the order of photos in a photo dump? Well, you’re in luck! Instagram unveiled the option to edit a carousel of multiple images back in November 2021. Not only can you delete photos from a photo dump, but you can also rearrange your photo album by deleting and re-adding images to it. This exciting hack allows you to have more control over the visual storytelling of your Instagram profile.

The Workaround

Before we dive into the step-by-step process of rearranging your photos in a carousel, there are a few things you need to know. This workaround only works for photo dumps that have more than two photos. In order for it to work, you need to keep two photos in the album at all times.

Strategic Planning

To change the order of your photos, you’ll need to remove them from your dump in a strategic way. By carefully planning ahead, you can ensure that the remaining photos in the album are the ones you want to be the first and second photos. Once you’ve done this, you can add the photos you removed back in the order that you want them to follow those first two images. It may require some trial and error, but the end result will be worth it.

Step-by-Step Guide

Now, let’s walk you through how to change the order of photos in a carousel on Instagram:

  1. Open the Instagram app on your mobile device.
  2. Navigate to the post with the photo dump you want to reorder.
  3. Tap the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of the post.
  4. Select “Edit” from the options.
  5. Swipe to the photo you want to change the order of.
  6. Tap the trash can icon in the upper right-hand corner of the photo.
  7. Tap “Delete” to confirm the deletion.
  8. Repeat steps 5-7 for all the photos you want to reorder.
  9. Tap “Done” when you’ve finished deleting the unwanted photos.

Now that you’ve removed the photos you don’t want in the carousel, it’s time to add the photos back in the order you desire. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Navigate to your profile within the Instagram app.
  2. Tap the three lines in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Scroll down and tap “Settings.”
  4. In the search bar, type “Manage Recently Deleted” and select it from the results.
  5. Choose the first photo you want to add back to the carousel.
  6. Tap the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of the photo.
  7. Tap “Restore” to confirm the restoration.
  8. Repeat steps 5-7 for all the photos you want to add back to the carousel.

That’s it! You’ve successfully changed the order of photos in a carousel on Instagram. Now, your photo dump will have a fresh and unique look that reflects your creative vision.

More Instagram Tutorials

Looking to enhance your Instagram game? Here are some other tutorials you might find useful:

These tutorials will help you make the most of your Instagram experience and become a master of the platform.