I’m always rooting for Instagram – I love the app and ever since its release of ‘Stories,’ I’m always waiting to see how they’ll adapt in the digital space.
One thing I love about Snapchat, however, is that you can make the stickers, well, actually stick to your videos. With today’s update, Instagram now *finally* gives you this option as well.
According to Instagram, “Over 200 million people now use Instagram Stories every day to keep up with friends and accounts they love.” It’s about time they give users these customization tools to the feature in order to keep up with Snapchat and I’m glad they did.
With today’s roll out of the new sticker tools, users can get even more creative with the content you post to the app. You can now pin a selfie sticker, as well as, the app’s other stickers and text options, to a particular spot in your videos. To do so, tap and hold the sticker, move it over any object and tap ‘Pin’ once your satisfied with your creation.
You can even pin stickers to your Boomerangs!
Today, we’re introducing new sticker tools that help you be even more creative, whether you’re sharing to your story or having conversations with your friends in Direct. Over 200 million people now use Instagram Stories every day to keep up with friends and accounts they love. And with recent updates to Direct, it’s never been easier to have playful, visual conversations with close friends. With these new sticker tools, you have even more ways to turn your most casual, everyday moments into something fun to share. Turn your selfie into a sticker that you can use throughout your story. You’ll see a new sticker with a camera icon that lets you capture a mini-selfie. Before or after capturing, tap to apply different frame styles. Put your selfie sticker anywhere, adjust the size and use as many other creative tools as you want. You can also now pin your selfie sticker — as well as any other sticker or text — to a specific spot in your video. Just tap and hold the sticker, move it over any object and confirm by tapping “Pin.” If you live in or are traveling to Chicago, London, Madrid or Tokyo, you’ll also start seeing geostickers for your city over the coming days. All of the geostickers have been designed by local community members to help bring the cities they call home to life. You’ll be able to see the artist’s username when you tap the sticker, so you can learn more about their unique artwork. We’re also rolling out a shortcut to get to your favorite stickers. After tapping the smiley face, simply swipe right to see your recently used stickers. Finally, when you record a video using “Hands-Free” mode, tap and hold the button to see a timer that counts down to when the video begins. To learn more about today’s updates, check out help.instagram.com.
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