Discover the best apps for Instagram collages that will help you quickly and easily create eye-catching posts your followers will love.
You’ve enjoyed the sweet, sweet thrill of posting a single photo on Instagram. Now, get ready to double, triple, or quadruple the good times with the power of multi-image photo Instagram collages!
Because sometimes, one hot pic just isn’t enough to capture the magic of your new haircut, or spring menu, or collection of designer parrot caplets. With a digital collage, you can combine multiple images into one bold visual statement.
You can build basic collages for your Instagram Stories directly in Stories Create mode. But to take your collages to the next level (or to craft something for your main feed), you’re going to need to look outside the app.
Read on for our favorite fool-proof graphic design tools to help create professional-looking photo collages for Instagram — no scrapbook scissors required.
Photo-editing favorite A Color Story spun off its graphic design tool A Design Kit a few years back, and it’s become an instant classic. (It appears on basically every list we do of best apps for Instagram!)
Design templates let you get craft with texture, shapes, lines, and color, while elements like stickers and font-nerd-approved fonts add the perfect finishing touch.
Beyond a huge library of chic collage layout templates for Instagram to choose from, Mojo’s animation features offer the best of both worlds: your fave photos paired with dynamic text or graphic elements.
Tweak the timing and components as you see fit to customize pre-loaded designs.
For next-level collagery, download SCRL. The app allows you to make a seamless scrolling image for Instagram’s carousel feature (a format that is actually privileged by the Instagram algorithm, FYI!) and it’s prettttty impressive.
Layer on your fave camera-roll pics (or videos!) into one big graphic, and SCRL will chop it up to be ready to go for a multi-image upload.
There are a lot of apps called ‘Collage Maker’ out there. (Gotta get that sweet, sweet SEO!) But our fave is this one.
There are 20,000-plus combinations for your photo collages — all the grid options you could ever dream of, plus formats shaped like cascading hearts, kissing faces, or flower petals. Include videos in your collage if you’re feeling bold, and even add on music.
Stylish filters, animated story templates, stickers and gifs: get creative with the formatting and editing options of StoryArt. Chic typography and influencer-cool design details like faux-Polaroid frames offer a quick and easy way to craft on-trend collages for your main feed, Stories, or Reels.
Most of Storyluxe’s collage templates (and there are a lot of them) are stylized to look like good old-fashioned film strips and prints. If that’s a look that feels like a fit for your brand, this could be the app for all your future Instagram collages.
Storyluxe also features specialty designer fonts: an opportunity to make your content stand out from the crowd, if adding a few key text phrases feels right.
1. Open the Instagram app and tap the + icon at the top of the screen. Select Story.
2. This will open your camera roll. Tap on the camera icon here to access Create mode.
3. On the left-hand side of the screen, you’ll see a list of icons. Tap the third from the top: a square with lines in it. This is the Layout icon.
4. Tapping the Layout icon will open up a quadrant of layout on your screen. From here, you can fill each segment either with a fresh photo or something from your camera roll.
a. Option 1: Take a photo! To capture a photo, just tap the photo-capture button: the white circle in the center of the btoom of the screen. Once you take a photo, your pic will fill that top left corner shot. Continue shooting three more photos. To delete something and take a new pic, tap the photo and then tap the delete icon.
b. Option 2: Select from your camera roll. Tap the square camera-roll-preview icon on the bottom left corner of your screen to access your camera roll. Tap the photo you wish to be in the top left corner of the quadrant. Repeat until the screen has four photos. To delete something and take a new pic, tap the photo and then tap the delete icon.
5. If you want to try a different layout, enter Layout mode and tap the rectangular grid icon directly below the Layout mode icon.This will open up a selection menu where you can choose an alternative style of grid. Tap your preferred style, and then fill each segment either with a photo capture or an image from your camera roll, as outlined above.
6. Happy with your new Insta collage? Hit the checkmark to confirm and move on to add stickers, text, or effects. Tap the arrow in the bottom right corner when you’re ready to publish.
We’re sure you’re eager to start creating the Instagram collages of your dreams, so please, don’t let us keep you — but if you’re on a creative roll, you might want a little refresher on how to schedule Instagram posts in advance. Churn out those amazing collages, pop ‘em in the Hootsuite dashboard to blast out into the world, and then sit back and wait for the accolades to come rolling in.
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