If you'd like to create a collage for posting on Instagram, you can easily use the sister app's layout. However, it is currently not possible to create collages directly in the Instagram app. When you tap the Layout button on Instagram, you'll be redirected to the Layout app itself. However, this seems to change as Instagram tests the layout functionality for its Stories feature.
We know about the upcoming update of the Stories camera, thanks to Jane Manchun Wong a well-known feature finder in the mobile app world. She browsed the Instagram app's code in the background and found it and other features such as activity screen notification filters, sharing comments, and other boomerang options.
So what can you expect from layout in Instagram stories? Wong says there are six layouts to choose from. If you select one of these collage grids, you can add photos either from the Stories camera or from the camera roll of your iPhone or Android device. Although Wong does not specify this, it's safe to assume that collages have access to the story editor's many features, including text, stickers, GIFs, drawings, and more.
Wong even created interactive previews for each of the six layouts Instagram is working on and that you can try. You can view them on their website to get a better idea of what these grids look like and how you can use them when they are available.
When will this in-app layout integration appear? We can not say for sure. According to Wong:
There were [have] various refinements with Layout for Stories, and it seems that the feature is ready for release.
Theoretically, we were able to see this release of Instagram every day now, especially since Wong announced the feature on Aug. 15. Until we hear directly from Instagram, we just have to wait and see.
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