NIX Solutions: Instagram’s New Carousel Features

Instagram is testing new features that will allow you to place text captions on photos in the carousel, as well as customize the format for displaying each photo in the carousel. This will open up the opportunity for users to take a creative approach to creating content on the social network and make photo galleries more original.

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Enhanced Text and Formatting Options

Some users, as part of testing, have already gained access to the function of overlaying text on photos on Instagram. To add a caption to a photo, when creating a post, you must click on the add text button. It looks exactly the same as in the story editor. Working with text is similar – 9 fonts are available, you can adjust the text alignment, change the color, and add effects. In addition, if you look closely, at the top, along with the text button, there are buttons for adding music and another photo.

This update will expand the capabilities of creating carousel posts and will also come in handy when you create educational content or instructions. And there’s no need to look for third-party applications to overlay text. We’ll keep you updated on any further developments.

Customizable Photo Formats

But that’s not all. In addition, Instagram will allow you to select the format of each photo in the carousel separately. There are three options to choose from:

  • Original – photos are displayed in full size.
  • Portrait – photos are cropped to portrait/vertical orientation.
  • Square – photos are cropped to a square format.

After resizing the images, they will all be added in the selected format to the carousel. This is a very useful update that will expand the capabilities of creating carousel posts, making it easier for users to present their content in the desired layout, concludes NIX Solutions.

Overall, these new features are set to enhance user experience by providing more tools for creativity and customization. Stay tuned as we continue to bring you the latest updates on Instagram’s evolving features.