Did you stumble upon a story or post on Instagram playing multiple videos on the same screen? Mind-blowing! Right? Brands mostly use these types of videos to sell their products. But that doesn't mean the feature is limited to business profiles on Instagram. Apparently, the social network doesn’t have this feature. We need to take the help of third-party apps that will help us put two (or more) videos side by side.
The concept is similar to photo collage, but you can have videos too. You can call it a video collage where multiple videos play either simultaneously or sequentially.
So if you also want to surprise your Instagram followers with creative content like video collages, here you will find four such apps for Android and iOS.
Let’s check them out.
One of the best apps that lets you play multiple videos on a single story or post on Instagram is Photogrid. The app offers two collage modes — only video limited to 4 video files and a combination of video and photos limited to 9 files.
The thing that got my attention was that the app automatically changed the frames depending on the content. That is one had to select the content first and then choose the files. Very few apps offer that feature.
You can mute, trim videos, and add your music. You can even add text and stickers. Another interesting feature of the app is that offers sequential play mode. So, instead of playing both the videos simultaneously, the second video will play after the completion of the first one.
To create a video collage, tap on Grid on the home screen, and select your videos. Then modify the video collage using the provided features. Tap Next and choose the saving mode.
Pro Tip: Tap on the cross icon on the watermark to remove it.
Nobody likes to have an app’s watermark on their photos or videos. We are glad to say that Unfold doesn’t add one. In the collage, you can have both videos and photos up to a maximum of four.
Further, you can add text and stickers to your collage. While it doesn’t let you add custom music, you can definitely mute individual videos. You can even change the background color of the collage.
To make a collage, tap on the add icon at the bottom followed by naming your story. Again press the black add icon. Then choose the template and add your files. After that, hit the Download button to save it. Use the edit icon to add text and stickers.
Lacks features such as video trim and custom music
Typically, you may want to add two or three videos on a single screen, but this app lets you make a video collage of up to 6 videos. While you get a huge variety of frames in the free version, the creative ones are limited to pro. You can combine both videos and photos. The app can be used as a photo editor too.
Once you have selected the frame and added videos, you can modify the final video. You are offered the ability to add music, text, and smileys. It even lets you blur background, trim videos, and adjust the volume.
You can even change the play mode — play videos parallel or sequentially.
If you are looking for a basic app on iOS that lets you make video collages without any extra thrills, you will like this one. It’s a free app that offers 64 adjustable layouts for video collages. You can add up to 5 videos in this app. While the app provides various image ratios such as 1:1, 4:3, and 3:2, it doesn’t offer a 9:16 ratio used in Instagram stories.
You will have to use a different video editor app in case you want to add text or stickers for this app lacks those features. However, you can change the background music and color of your video.
To create a video, open the app, and select the frame. Then tap on the add icon in the frame to insert your videos.
Stories on any social media platform, including Instagram, can be made unique with minimal efforts. Putting videos together on the same screen is one of the ways to create interesting content. You can further enhance your Instagram stories using interactive stickers. What’s your favorite feature from the Instagram stories? Let us know in the comments below.
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