Instagram is today rolling out a new update which adds new features for stickers in both the Stories and Direct Messaging areas of its apps.
Amongst the new features are additional geostickers for more cities, a new selfie sticker and a feature which allows “sticker pinning” which improves the use of stickers on videos.
Alongside the updates, Instagram also took the opportunity to announce that its Stories feature can now boast 200 million active users daily. That’s an increase from the 150 million users that it announced back in January, meaning an additional 50 million users have joined the fray in just three months.
Perhaps likely to be the most used of the new features, the new selfie sticker, allows users to take a selfie and then turn it into a small sticker that can be applied to videos and images at will.
We find ourselves thinking of selfie-ception, but perhaps that’s just us.
Turn your selfie into a sticker so you can quickly share your reaction or trade faces with someone (or something) in your story. When you take a photo or video and tap the smiley face, 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: fade or circle. Put your selfie sticker anywhere, adjust the size and use as many other creative tools as you want.
New geostickers are also included, with four new cities now the beneficiaries of city-themed stickers designed by local artists. The sticker pinning feature essentially allows stickers to be added to specific locations within videos.
The updated iPhone and Android apps are rolling out now, so be sure to download them from the App Store and Google Play Store respectively and be sure to get your selfie stickers on point.
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