Aswin Lutchanah

Hybrid Social Media Manager

Instagram Stories imitate Snapchat with new stickers


The Social Media war is on! Will Snapchat regret Facebook’s $3 billion offer? Time will time. Meanwhile, Facebook is incorporating the features of Snapchat on its different platforms. Today, Instagram announced new options on Instagram Stories. In fact, Instagram Stories imitate Snapchat with new stickers. If you watch the video below, you will find out some of the stickers available to enhance your Instagram Stories.

Different types of stickers

  • the weather sticker
  • the current time sticker
  • the location sticker – this option is similar to adding a location to the posts you share on your feed. However, your story won’t show up on the location page itself.
  • holiday stickers (referred to as Holiday Fun by Instagram) – these will be available only for the next few weeks but we can imagine that other contextual stickers will be provided by Instagram (Valentine’s Day, Easter, Summer holidays, etc…).

Note that you can play around with these stickers on your photo or video:

  • move them around
  • make them bigger or smaller
  • choose from different styles to match your mood

Moreover, you may add as many stickers as you’d like to any part of your Instagram Story. So, be creative!!!

Video Instagram Stories imitate Snapchat

Besides the stickers, Instagram brings three new options:

  • The “Hands-Free” option which allows you to start recording video with just one tap.
  • The unlimited text option gives you the opportunity to add as much text as you want on your photo or video.
  • On iOS, you can now download your entire story from the past 24 hours as one single consolidated video.

If you are unable to see these new options on your Instagram app, think of updating your app to the 10.3 version. Note that this update is available on the App Store for Apple devices, in Google Play for Android devices and on Microsoft Store for Windows 10.

Did you know that you can also manage multiple accounts on Instagram?


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