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You Can Now Add Stickers To Your Instagram Posts



Instagram is adding more editing tools to its photo and video-sharing app this week, following the slew of updates it’s released over the past several weeks. Users will now be able to add stickers to their Instagram Stories that provide context about when and where the image or video was taken, similar to the stickers available in Snapchat.

FAIRFAX, CA - DECEMBER 18: The Instagram logo is displayed on an Apple iPhone on December 18, 2012 in Fairfax, California. Users of the popular photo-sharing app Instagram are angered over language in Instagram's new terms of service that states that a business may use any of the users photographs in advertising without compensation to the user. The policy is set to go into effect on January 16, 2013. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

To access these stickers, tap the smiley face icon in the top right corner of the camera screen within the Instagram app. From there, you’ll be able to select a sticker that shows the current weather, time or location, and choose a specific style.

Instagram is also offering holiday-themed stickers for a limited time, such as a Christmas tree, a dreidel or a gingerbread man. Other newly added Instagram features include an option for bookmarking posts from other users, turning off comments and removing followers from private accounts.

The update will also bring a few other new tools, including the ability to add and align multiple text fields over a photo or video. While it was already possible to add text to Instagram posts, the update gives users more control, enabling them to use a slider to adjust the size in addition to adding more lines of text.

Users will also be able to record a video by tapping the screen rather than pressing and holding the screen.

Instagram’s latest update also comes as stickers are becoming increasingly popular among communication services as well, especially those from Apple and Google. Both companies added sticker collections to its respective messaging apps, iMessage and Allo, earlier this year, looking to replicate the success apps like LINE have experienced.

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