How Many Pictures Can You Post On Instagram?

Photo loving friends – this one’s for you! Building up a great community and an ever-increasing following on Instagram isn’t…

Photo loving friends – this one’s for you!

Building up a great community and an ever-increasing following on Instagram isn’t easy. Sure, you want to make sure that you are posting enough to keep your followers engaged and entertained – but at the same time, it’s important not to post too much and annoy other users.

Where is the happy balance – and is there a limit to how many pictures you can post on Instagram?

We’ll start with the easiest question to answer.

No, there is no limit to how many pictures you can post on Instagram in total.

However, there is a cap on how many times you can post on Instagram in one day without the app considering the account to be a spam account – and there’s also a limit on how many pictures you can post in a single carousel update.

How Many Pictures Can You Post Per Day?

Generally, anywhere between 1 and 3 posts a day is considered good for engagement – providing plenty of content for your followers, while minimising the risk of Instagram viewing your account as spam.

If you have more pictures that you want to post, for example if you’re sharing images from a holiday that you’re on or an event that you’re attending, then one of the best ways to get around this recommendation is by adding multiple pictures to each post. This is called a carousel post.

How Many Pictures Can You Add To One Post?

You can add up to 10 pictures in a single post by using the carousel function.

The first picture that you select will default to the front cover of your carousel, so make sure that this is a good representation of the post and what you want followers to see when they first scroll to your post.

You can also add videos to a carousel – though do be aware that all posts added to a single carousel will have to follow the same screen configuration and size, so you can’t switch between landscape photos and portrait videos.

In short, there is no limit to how many pictures you can post on Instagram. Having said that, be aware of what Instagram considers to be spam content, and make sure to balance your images through the use of carousel posts.