How to overlay two photos on Instagram

You are a lover of social networks and, of all the ones you use, Instagram is undoubtedly your favorite. In this regard, you would like to give space to your creativity on this platform by publishing different content than usual in which to superimpose two or more images.

How do you say? Things are just like that but, since you were unable to carry out this operation yourself, you wonder how to overlay two photos on Instagram? Then don’t worry – I’m here to help you. In the next chapters of this guide, in fact, I will explain step by step how to use the native functionality of the photographic social network for the overlapping of multiple elements in the stories. In addition, I will also give you all the indications regarding the possibility of obtaining the same result in posts, using free third-party apps.

If you can’t wait to take action, all you have to do is sit comfortably and just take a few minutes of free time so that you can carefully read the directions I am about to give you. At this point, all I have to do is wish you a good read and have fun!


  • How to overlay two photos on Instagram stories
  • How to overlay two photos on Instagram in posts
    • Adobe Spark (Android / iOS / iPadOS)
    • Other solutions to overlay two photos on Instagram

How to overlay two photos on Instagram stories

If you wonder how to overlay two photos on Instagram, let me first explain how to proceed through the native functionality of the well-known photo social network that allows you to overlay two photos in stories.

To start, start the Instagram app you downloaded on Android from the Play Store or from alternative stores or on iOS / iPadOS from the App Store, then log in to your account if necessary.

Now, swipe left to open the Instagram camera and start creating a story. Then take a photo on the spot or import it from your device’s gallery, using the appropriate icon located in the lower left corner.

Once this is done, press the square emoticon icon to open the sticker menu and select the one with the icon in the shape of a media gallery. At this point, add the photo to be superimposed and adjust its size and position using the pinch to zoom (ie “pinching” the screen).

Finally, when you are ready to publish the story, click on the Your Story button located at the bottom, in order to publish it in the Instagram stories as you usually do.

How to overlay two photos on Instagram in posts

To overlay two photos to post to Instagram you must use third-party tools, as for this section photo social network does not have a native tool that allows to do so. Read on to learn more.

Adobe Spark (Android / iOS / iPadOS)

To superimpose two photos to be published on Instagram in posts, I suggest you use the free Adobe Spark app which is very useful for creating digital graphics which can be created through predefined templates or manually, giving space to your creativity.

Adobe Spark is a free app but that allows you to access some additional paid content, through the subscription of a subscription at a cost of € 10.49 per month or € 104.99 per year. The app also applies a watermark to the exported content; however, as I will explain later, you can remove it for free every time before exporting a content.

Having said that, after downloading the app in question on Android (you can find it on the Play Store and on alternative stores ) or on iOS / iPadOS (you can find it on the App Store ), the first thing you need to do is register for free via the Register for Free button located on the main screen. Alternatively, create an account quickly using the buttons related to GoogleFacebook and Apple accounts.

At this point, in the main Adobe Spark screen, start creating the photographic college using one of the templates that are shown to you, or press the (+) button to create a new blank project. The base can be solid color or it can include a photo chosen from the device Gallery ( Photo Library ). The important thing is to select the type Social Post> Instagram, which is the one relating to the creation of a graphic of the right size to be published in Instagram posts.

Once this is done, to add two or more photos to overlap, use the Add function, pressing the Add> Images> Photo Library buttons. Then select the photos to add and press the Add button. Finally, tap on the item Move freely, so you can resize and overlap them using the pinch to zoom.

After adding the images, complete the creation of the graphics, using the other Adobe Spark features accessible through the Colors buttons (allows you to change the colors of the graphics), Animations (allows you to add animations), Layout (allows you to change the layout) and Resize (used to change the size of the project). Before exporting the graphic project, click on the watermark at the bottom and remove it, by tapping on the item Remove watermark from this project.

Finally, to export the project to Android, press the down arrow icon located in the upper right corner. On iOS / iPadOS, on the other hand, you can achieve the same goal by first pressing the up arrow icon and then the Save image button.

Other solutions to overlay two photos on Instagram

In addition to the tools I told you about in the previous chapters, there are also other solutions that you can use to overlay two photos on Instagram. I refer to some of the most famous apps for making digital graphics, such as those listed below.

  • CanvaAndroid / iOS / iPadOS ): is one of the most popular graphics apps. It allows you to create many types of graphic projects, including those designed for all major social networks. It is free, but some content is only available upon subscription to a subscription whose prices start at € 11.99 per month.
  • PicMonkeyAndroid / iOS / iPadOS ): this app also allows you to create graphic projects such as flyers or images to be published in social networks based on predefined templates or starting from an empty work project. Similarly to other solutions of this type, it has a subscription that allows you to use all its tools in a limited way: the price starts at € 14.49 per month.
  • DesygnerAndroid / iOS / iPadOS ): digital graphics app that I recommend you use, since it has a particularly intuitive user interface. You can take advantage of its useful tools for overlaying two photos for free, but you must also bear in mind that some additional features are only available for a fee: the subscription price starts at € 8.49 per month.


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