Instagram is a magical place. Or so it could be. It can also be a bit overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re doing. But one of the best things about it is that you can show off your visual creativity and share it with other people.
You can do so many things. You can use all the filters while you are doing long rants on Insta Stories. You can also post photos and videos, as well as photo collages. But did you know that you can also make a collage of several videos?
The video collage app
Making collages for Instagram can be a lot of fun. There are so many ways to be creative with them. Instagram users are used to creating and viewing photo collages, but is there a way to create a collage of multiple videos?
Anyone who uses Instagram will quickly realize that the app does not have this feature built-in. However, you have seen them before, so you know it is possible to create one. You need to look for a third-party video editing app to make this happen.
One of the most popular video editing apps that you can use for video collages is PicPlayPost Video Editor. You can get it from Play Store, App Store and Windows Store. The app is free, but it may contain in-app purchases.
How do you use it?
Once you have downloaded and installed the app on your phone, you are ready to start creating video collages. It’s not complicated and it’s quite user-friendly. Here is what you do:
- Open the app from your smartphone.
- Select one of the many grid layouts available. Scroll to review.
- Tap on a space in the grid, and it will take you to your album from which you can add the videos. You can also add videos from YouTube or select a gif from GIPHY.
- The app will fetch the video, then you can cut it as you want.
- Finally, tap “Use” when you’re ready.
You can adjust the grid size for each video and then repeat the process for other videos. Save the video collage to your phone and then post it to Instagram feed or Instagram Story.
There are many things you can do with this app. You can mix videos and photos and also add music. You can create slideshows containing up to 50 photos. You can also add voiceovers and change the speed of videos.
You can use up to nine photos or video collages, making it ideal for the Top Nine event that takes place every year.
As mentioned, Instagram does not have a built-in collage maker feature. But it has a completely separate app that you can install and use to make collages. It’s called Layout From Instagram, and you can get it from Play Store and App Store. It doesn’t have the video collage creation options, but it works well for photo grids.
Instagram’s layout is easy to use and lets you quickly add photos and move around the grid outlines and photo sizes. It’s up to you to do it right. You can also flip the images and mirror them for more creativity.
How to post a collage to your Instagram story
Once you’re done creating the perfect video or photo collage, it’s time to post it. Follow these steps:
- Open Instagram and tap an icon in the upper left corner of your screen.
- Swipe anywhere on your screen to open your phone’s gallery.
- At this point, you can add text or a sticker to your collage.
- When ready, select “Your Story” at the bottom left of the screen.
That’s it. Now the video collage of your gym workout or lip sync will appear in your story. And it will be there for the next 24 hours for your followers to see.
Amplify your creativity with collage
Collage art is a legitimate art form. It helps a mind to see things from a different perspective. Instagram might not have it handy, but a few lightweight apps can help. This can be much more convenient than uploading longer videos and having to drag photos.
How do you make collages for Instagram? Do you get more likes with them or regular posts? Let us know in the comments section below.