How to Post Instagram Carousels with Tailwind


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It’s finally here! 

If you’ve been looking for a carousel app that will allow you to pre-plan and share photos in a ‘Multiple Image’ posts on Instagram, your search is over! 

Instagram users can now use Tailwind to plan, schedule, and post multiple images or videos in a single post!

Tailwind’s carousel tool is available on desktop and mobile.

So, it functions as a mobile carousel app for Instagram, as well as an Instagram carousel scheduler for Mac and PC. 

Ready to get started? This blog post will walk you through step by step.

Psst… wanna snag some easy-to-use Instagram carousel templates for major inspiration? Click below!

20 Easy to Make Instagram Carousel Templates

1. Create New Post 

Tailwind’s Instagram carousel scheduler allows you to easily create new draft posts by uploading photos from your computer. 

First, make sure you’re on the “Drafts” page on your Dashboard. Then, click “Create New Post” and then “Multiple Image” from the drop down menu. You will then be able to choose images to upload from your computer. 

instagram carousel app in Tailwind - create new post

2. Add Multiple Images to Your Instagram Carousel Post

From there, you will be able to select one or more photos or videos to upload from your computer, which will be converted into a carousel post. It’s like an automatic Carousel photo app!

Once your post is in the edit stage, you will have the option to click “Add Multiple Images” (if you’ve only uploaded one image or video) or “Edit Images” (if you already have multiple images uploaded) to add more images to your Instagram post. 

You can add up to 10 images or videos per Instagram post.

add multiple images with Tailwind carousel app instagram

3. Edit Carousel Post Images 

Once you have your images uploaded, you can drag and drop them to change the order. 

The order on your screen is the order that the carousel will appear on Instagram. When users on Instagram swipe right, they’ll be taken forward through your carousel post. When users on Instagram swipe left, they’ll be able to go back through the images on your carousel post.

If you’re wondering how to delete one picture from Instagram carousel, click thebutton in the top right corner to replace or delete the image.

Be sure to save your Instagram carousel before moving on to the caption so you don’t lose your progress!

Psst… Make sure to double check everything before moving on as you can’t edit Instagram carousel post photos once they’re live!

Schedule Instagram carousel posts with Tailwind App

5. Write Your Carousel Post Caption for Instagram

Now you’re ready to write a caption for the Instagram carousel you’ve just created. You can ‘make it yours’ by changing the font, adding spaces and line breaks, and adding emojis to your Instagram caption!

Need more inspiration? Click the “Need Caption Help?” button for caption templates, post prompts, and more. 

Instagram caption inspiration in the tailwind dashboard

6. Add Hashtags to Your Caption

Don’t forget the hashtags! You can use Tailwind’s Hashtag Finder to search for relevant hashtags for your post that are curated based on your caption.  Or, you can use saved hashtags from one of your saved hashtag lists.

add hashtags to your caption with Tailwind's Hashtag Finder

7. Schedule Your Instagram Carousel For the Best Time

Next, it’s time to schedule your Instagram carousel. Tailwind’s Smart Schedule will find the best times to post when your audience is most active on Instagram.

You can also use the Instagram grid planning feature to see where it will fit in with the rest of your scheduled content. 

Be sure to press the green “Schedule” button at the bottom once you’ve decided on a time. 

Schedule your instagram carousel post for the best time with Tailwind

8. Open the Push Notification on Your Mobile Device and Post!

Even though your carousel post is now scheduled, it will not automatically post like single-image posts do. 

Instead, you will receive a push notification when it’s time to post.

You will then be able to download your Instagram carousel and your saved caption and post it directly to Instagram! 

Instagram carousel app push notification from Tailwind

Use Tailwind to Schedule Your Carousel Post on Instagram

There you have it- just a few simple steps to creating Carousel posts on instagram- without having to dedicate time to it everyday. 

But being a carousel app for Instagram isn’t the only✨magic ✨Tailwind for Instagram is capable of. It’s easy and efficient to plan and schedule all your Instagram images, Instagram videos, and Instagram stories for the whole week using Tailwind’s Instagram planner.

Be sure to check it out if you haven’t already! 

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Posting and planning Instagram carousels just got easier! Learn how to use Tailwind’s carousel app for Instagram in this easy tutorial.

Kelsey is a senior pursuing a dual degree in Marketing and Psychology at the University of Oklahoma. A current Marketing Intern at Tailwind, she’s passionate about creative problem-solving, marketing, and event planning!

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