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Do you want an app to rearrange Instagram photos?

You will love Preview app! I will be using it for this tutorial.

There are 3 ways you can rearrange Instagram photos using Preview app:

  1. Drag & drop
  2. Swap
  3. Shuffle

After you’ve read this article, I recommend you to read my 3 secrets on how to rearrange photos to make a theme (based on colors, context, subjects).

Remember: Instagram doesn’t allow to move & edit photos you have already posted on Instagram. Use Preview App to plan your feed in advance.

1. Drag and drop

The first thing you need to do is add your photos, videos, carousels in Preview app.

Tap the “+” button on top of your screen to add your photos in Preview.

Once you have added new photos inside Preview, you can start moving photos around.

The most popular feature is the “drag and drop” to rearrange the order of your photos. To drag and drop:

  • Hold a photo
  • Drag it where you want it to be
  • Drop it

This “drag and drop” feature is very popular because it doesn’t mess up your whole feed or shifts everything around. It allows you to easily stick to your Instagram theme.

2. Swap

This is my personal favorite because when I design my feed, I like to take my time and visualize my whole theme.
I don’t always like to hold my finger on the screen (and accidentally drop the photo where it doesn’t belong – and have to bring the photo back to where it was).

The swap option allows me to keep tight control over my feed.


  • Select two photos you want to swap
  • Tap the “swap” icon (the arrows) at the bottom of your screen

3. Shuffle

The Shuffle option allows you to change the order of multiple photos, simultaneously, in one tap.

You can move photos around until you’re happy with the overall look of your feed.

This is amazing if you like to stick to a specific Instagram grid layout.

If you use a “tiles” layout or color coordinate your posts, you will love this trick.

  • Select more than 2 photos
  • Hit the “swap” icon

For example, in my Preview feed below I selected the “blue photos” to shuffle them.
By selecting only the blue photos, I know that the look of my overall feed will still stay consistent. I’m not messing up anything.
The Shuffle option simply allows me to see my feed under a different light, in just one tap.

Bonus: More tips to rearrange Instagram photos

I’ve written other posts to help you rearrange your Instagram feed.
They’re all full of awesome tricks to organize your Instagram posts:

How to know which photos to put next to each other on Instagram
Types of Instagram grid layouts to make a beautiful feed
9 very simple ways to immediately improve your feed

But if you’re super serious about creating a cohesive feed, you’ll love my step-by-step guide. Just follow the steps and you’ll instantly improve your feed. You can download it below.


+400,000 Instagrammers are already using Preview App to edit, plan & schedule their feed. If you haven't tried it, you're missing out.

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