In this guide, we will show you how to fix the missing Carousel option in Instagram (which should also fix the issue that you cannot add multiple photos to a post in Instagram). This photo and video sharing platform keeps on enriching its service with some new features every now and then. Some features, such as an easter egg of 12 hidden icon packs were welcomed with open hands, others such as the replacing of the Search bar with Reels weren’t appreciated.
Unfortunately, there’s going to be another addition to the later half aka the non-appreciable category. As per the recent reports, many users have complained that the Carousel feature isn’t working as expected. For the unaware, this feature allows you to add multiple photos/videos to a single post. You just need to hit the Plus icon, tap on Select Multiple and then tick mark the required images and videos that you need to upload.
However, as of now, the Select Multiple option is missing from the Instagram app. While this issue is no doubt quite concerning, fortunately, it’s quite easy to fix it. And this guide shall make you aware of just that. So without further ado, here are the different methods to fix the missing Carousel option in Instagram.
Fix Missing Instagram Carousel | Cannot Add Multiple Photos to Post
So what is the fix? Well, Instagram has just removed the Select Multiple button, but the feature to add multiple images/videos to a single post is still there. All that you need to do is long-press your first photo/video that you are planning to upload. After that, you may easily select (and then concurrently upload) the rest of the images or videos as well.
Well, this way of adding multiple images and videos is present there since the inception of the app. It’s just that the addition of the Select Multiple button made our work much easier. It also helped out the newcomers who had just stepped into this platform. So why did the Facebook-owned company decided to remove this button all of a sudden?
Company Responds to This Issue
Here’s what the company has to say in this regard. Their first statement came out on May 23:
We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing the ‘Select Multiple’ photos feature in Instagram due to a bug in the latest iOS update and are working on a solution.
The next day (May 24), they recommended a workaround (the same that we have mentioned above):
We’re working on a fix but in the meantime, long press on a photo in your gallery to upload multiple images.
Well, some users have also suggested that clearing the app’s data and cache worked out for them. On the other hand, some were able to achieve success by disabling the Data Saver on their device. Well, since it is a software side issue, it’s surprising to see how these workarounds were able to fix this issue. But hey, no complaints as long as it is working!
So with this, we round off this guide on how to fix the missing Carousel option in Instagram. This should also fix the issue that a user cannot add multiple photos to a post in Instagram. If you have any quires concerning the aforementioned steps or want a fix for another Instagram issue, do let us know in the comments section below.