Is there anything more frustrating than making a mistake on an Instagram post you spent hours perfecting.

It’s possible, but it feels awful. Lucky for us, you can delete one photo from an Instagram carousel without deleting the entire carousel. This gives you some flexibility when editing live Instagram posts.

This is great news! This is because Instagram carousel posts (or as Gen Z calls them photo dumps) get three-times more engagement than regular posts. You want to ensure that yours are flawless.

Here’s how to get rid of what experts refer to as an “oopsie”.

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The feature was first introduced in November 2021. This caused social media managers all over the world to collectively breathe a sigh of relief.

It was announced by IG chief Adam Mosseri via Instagram.

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One catch: You cannot delete a photo from an Instagram carousel that has only two photos.

You want to delete an image from a post with three or more photos? Easy. It is not possible to transform a published carousel in a traditional IG post.

Step 3 In the upper left corner of your carousel you’ll see a trash bin icon. To delete the photo, tap that icon.

Step 4 –Instagram will prompt you to confirm that you want to delete the photo. To seal the deal, tap Delete. However, you can still restore the image for up to 30 days after it was deleted.

Step 5 Tap Done at the top right corner to save your edit. This is the most important, so pay more attention!

Although it is easy to delete posts from an Instagram carousel, it is not very professional. And, as every celebrity knows, screenshots can be lost forever. You can minimize the mistakes you make and the photos you delete by creating a comprehensive social media strategy.

The right tools can help, too. Hootsuite can be used to create, preview, schedule and publish all your Instagram posts including stories, carousels, and feed posts. Canva is integrated into our platform so you can easily create cool carousel graphics in the right size and dimensions.

In the intuitive calendar view, you can quickly check all your scheduled posts before going live. This includes posts from other platforms.

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