If you've ever wondered what app people are using to make photo collages for Instagram, wonder no more: it's an official Instagram app called Layout.
What is Instagram Layout?
Officially called Layout From Instagram, the iOS and Android app helps you combine multiple photos (or the same photo multiple times, if you like) into an Insta-ready collage.
Layout offers a range of different formats for your Instagram collage - all you have to do is choose your photos. You can rearrange photos easily, move the boundaries of different sections, and change formats on the fly.
Why is Layout a separate app to Instagram?
Not everyone who uses Instagram wants to combine and edit multiple photos into collages, so for them, the Layout options would clutter up the main app. Insta was designed to be very simple and easy-to-use (it's one of the reasons it's done so well) and adding complexity turns off new users.
Additionally, Layout From Instagram is a separate app because you don't actually have to be an Instagram user to make use of it - you can just make collages to share elsewhere (like Facebook) or keep for yourself. That's why it's called Layout from Instagram and not Layout for Instagram.
Finally, Layout is separate so that when you search to find a layout app, you find the official one rather than a third-party app. If Layout were part of the main Insta app, it wouldn't come up in searches for an Instagram collage app, and that's not great for Instagram.
Is Layout From Instagram free?
The official Layout From Instagram app is free to download and use on iPhone, iPad and Android.Download Layout From Instagram free for Android phones and tablets