We’ve been sharing tutorials about each of the Instagram Feed Layouts you can design. Time now to talk about the “row by row” Instagram feed layout. One row = one topic.
How to do it using Preview app?
1. Prepare your photos
First step. You need to know what you’re going to post about. One row = 3 photos. So you need to have enough photos for one row.
There are different row by row designs you can do:
- One row of photos, then one row of quotes
- One row about one event, then one row about another event
- One row one outfit, the other another outfit
- One row of one color, the next row is another color
You can show anything you want per row.
For this tutorial, I’m going to show you rows with photos and quotes. Use the same steps for your row designs.
2. Upload your photos in Preview app
Use Preview to design your feed before you post on Instagram.
To upload your photos:
- Tap on the “+” button
- Select your photos
3. Rearrange your photos in rows
Your posts might not be in a perfect row by row layout yet. So you can rearrange the order of your posts to make your layout. You can drag and drop photos around, or you can swap photos.
You can also edit your photos, prepare your captions and find hashtags. See this tutorial to see all the features.
Tip: Upload 3 photos at a time in Preview. It will keep your rows aligned.
4. Post on Instagram
To post on Instagram:
- Select the photo you want to post
- Tap the “Export” icon
Note: Preview will allow automatic posting on Instagram soon.
After you’ve posted a photo, you will notice that your rows will shift to the right on Instagram. This is normal. Every time you will post a new image it will shift your entire feed. That’s how Instagram works.
So how can you keep perfect rows looking n Instagram?
Here are 3 tips:
1. Always post 3 photos straight away
If you post one photo, post the other 2 photos as well. It might overwhelm your followers with new posts all at once. But hey! At least you and your followers will always see the row layout.
2. Post 3 photos throughout the day
A lot of people doing this theme don’t post 3 photos straight away. And that’s ok.
You can post one photo in the morning, one during lunch time and one in the evening. This way you will always have a full row at the end of the day. Plus, by doing that, you are also reaching a lot more people on Instagram (I’m assuming your hashtag game is strong).
3. Just let it be
Just post one photo per day. Your rows will align when the time comes.
That’s it! I hope this blog post was helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks for this helpful post! This is exactly the layout I’m thinking about going with. One question, though. You said that posting three photos at once might overwhelm followers but with the way that IG shows posts anti-chronologically, how often do people actually see all three posts together?
I have downloaded the Preview app on my iPhone, and it appears to me that you have to pay at least a minimum of $4.99 to post what you create in the FREE version to your account. Is this correct? I have spent four hours trying to figure this out, and I am not seeing any way to post what you create in the free account onto your existing Instagram. Am I correct? Also, is there any way for me to work on anyone else’s Instagram without purchasing the team feature? Thank you.
Hello! You can post for free. Send us an email here: [email protected] ✨ or go in your Preview app settings and press on the “Email us” button. We will help you out 🙂
Can I arrange what I already have in my feed first?
Unfortunately Instagram doesn’t allow anyone to rearrange photos that you have already posted on your feed. But there is a trick you can use with Preview app. Have a look at trick #2 in this tutorial: https://thepreviewapp.com/rearrange-existing-instagram-photos-can/
On Iamteko’s wall I noticed there was a raw of three posts that looked like it was one photo spread out to create three posts is that trick possible on preview? If yes ? please share the trick, I love it, and thank you so much too, you are very helpful❤️