Impress your Instagram followers and gain new followers using this simple technique. Splitting your photos into tiles will allow you to have larger photos in your Instagram feed.

Don’t bother manually splitting your images. These apps will do it for you—so easy!

How it works

  1. Load a photo from your camera roll into the pic splitting app
  2. Crop the square section you want to use in your Instagram feed
  3. Upload the files from bottom right to top left so that they appear in the correct order on your Instagram profile

Pic Splitter – Split your photos for Instagram (iOS and Android)

Divide your Instagram photos into smaller pieces with Pic Splitter. Great if you have an Android device.

App Store (iPhone/iPad)

The App Store now has versions for iPhone and iPad here: Pic Splitter for iOS ($1.99, Max Quality, No Ads) and Pic Splitter Lite for iOS (Free, Standard Quality, with Ad-Enabled). There are no watermarks on either version of the app.

Google Play (Android Devices)

Lite version (Standard Quality, ad-enabled) is available for free on Google Play and a Pro Version (Max Quality, No Ads) is also available for US$1.99.

Pic Splitter splits your photos for Instagram
Pic Splitter splits your photos for Instagram

Get it on Google Play: Lite (Free, Standard Quality, Ad-Enabled) or Pro (US$1.99, Max Quality, No Ads)
Available on the App Store: Pro (US$1.99, Max Quality, No Ads) or Lite (Free, Standard Quality, Ad-Enabled)

Tile Pic – A Photo Editor Booth to Create Banner Pictures for Instagram

Available from the App Store for iPhone, Tile Pic helps you to split your photos into smaller pieces to upload to Instagram.

Tilepic splits your photos into smaller bits for Instagram

Instagrid Grids for Instagram

If you have an Android device, Instagrid Grids by hodanny is a good alternative to Tile Pic.

Instagrid Grids for Instagram
Split your photos into grids for Instagram using “Instagrid Grids for Instagram” by hodanny

Tips for maintaining this effect

  1. Err on the side of caution if you want to keep this effect in tact! After you have an Instagrid image on your profile, you’ll need to upload your images in groups of three. Otherwise the images will become misaligned.
  2. Don’t use this effect too often—the individual images will still be visible and clog up your followers’ news feeds

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