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Looking for some major inspiration to up your Instagram carousel post game? You’ve come to the right place!

We’ve done the research, examined best-performing Instagram posts and hunted for the best examples out there. The result?

20 FREE Instagram carousel templates (complete with step-by-step instructions!) that you can use in your business RIGHT NOW.

Keep scrolling to take a peek!

Carousel Instagram Template: Detail Showcase

This carousel post is a chance to showcase tiny details that Instagram users can’t see in a wider shot!

You can accomplish this with split image Instagram carousel to zoom in on the details, or use a collection of styled photos!

What You’ll Need:

How to Make This Instagram Carousel Post Template

  1. Choose your full-length photo (that contains all the details you want to showcase)
  2. Choose close-up photos of the details you want to accentuate.
  3. Use an editing app to touch up the lighting, coloring, and clarity of your images for high-quality photos.
  4. Upload your full-length photo to your Tailwind Instagram planner, then add each detail close-up with the “Add Multiple Images” button
  5. Schedule your carousel post for the best time!

Instagram Carousel Template: The Reviews Are In

This carousel features multiple rave reviews and experiences with your brand! A collection of reviews can be especially useful to highlight products or services that your fans love, and built trust!

What You’ll Need:

  • Screenshots of feedback from your customers or audience
  • A graphic design app for Instagram images

How to Make This Instagram Carousel Post Template

  1. Choose your focus – you should choose feedback, reviews, and comments related to a targeted product or service
  2. Gather reviews by searching your @mentions, direct messages, and comments on your social media platforms.
  3. Take screenshots of your favorite comments, crop the images, and add them to a 1:1 square image in your favorite graphic design app.

We added a screenshot of our fave review in Easil on a 1:1 square.

Then, simply arrange the squares in order and post!

Carousel Instagram Template: Carousel Collage

The Instagram carousel collage is a fun way to show a bigger picture and highlight details. Plus, the transition between squares is seamless when a user swipes left, so it’ll really appear like one continuous photo!

What You’ll Need:

  • One landscape photo or design (to make a swipeable panorama)
  • An image splitting tool like PicSplitter (mobile app) or Pine Tools (web)

How to Make This Instagram Carousel Post Template

  1. Select a landscape or panoramic photo, or a graphic collage that you can split into multiple parts horizontally.
  2. Split images with an editing tool
  3. Upload your posts to Tailwind’s Instagram Carousel scheduler, arrange your photos in order and schedule!

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Instagram Carousel Template: Carousel Catalog

This product-centric Instagram slideshow template is a great way to show off all your cool products in one post. Plus, you can double-dip and sell more on Instagram by turning your completed post into a Carousel ad!

What You’ll Need:

How to Make This Instagram Carousel Post Template

  1. Collect several high-quality photos of your products
  2. Edit your photos in an editing app like Lightroom or Snapseed to get clear, crisp images.
  3. Arrange and post your product photos
  4. Don’t forget to tag your products if you’re approved for Shopping on Instagram, or direct your followers to your link in bio to shop!

Carousel Instagram Template: Pop Quiz

There are so many directions you can take this Instagram carousel design! You can create a quiz just for fun, to highlight educational content or give information about a product. Just keep it simple and avoid overcomplicating questions and answers!

What You’ll Need:

How to Make This Instagram Carousel Post Template

  1. Decide on your quiz topic and make a plan for what you’re going to ask, and possible answers to the question
  2. Use a graphic design app like Easil or Canva to design your question slide (5-7 words max!)
  3. Then, design another 1:1 square with your possible multiple-choice answers. Keep each to 1-3 words, and simple so your reader can quickly comprehend.
  4. Design the next carousel post slide with a simple highlight of the correct answer. Keep it similar to the possible answer slide, so readers immediately see the right answer when they swipe left!
  5. For your final slide, give an explainer for the answer (tips, backstory or educational content works best!)
  6. Arrange your slides in order and post to Instagram for more engagement!

Get 20 FREE Instagram Carousel Templates from Tailwind

Love these Instagram slide carousel templates? There’s more where that came from!

Click below to get all 20 FREE Instagram post templates for carousel. In these pages, you’ll find carousels aimed at:

  • Building engagement with your followers
  • Promoting your products and services
  • Creating trust and brand awareness with potential followers

And so much more! What are you waiting for? Grab your FREE copy of “20 Easy to Make Instagram Carousel Post Recipes” now!

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Kristen Dahlin is a Content Marketer at Tailwind — an Instagram marketing tool, scheduling tool, hashtag finding tool, and analytics platform. Kristen lives in rural Oklahoma with her husband Kyle, daughter Sophie, boxer Lila, and a very temperamental flower garden.

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