Users of Instagram will now be able to add emojis and stickers to their posts. A new tool can provide context about when and where the image or video was taken, similar to the stickers available in Snapchat.
Instagram Posts Can Now Be Filled With Emojis And Stickers
As reported, on of the most picture app, Instagram, is launching its answer to Snapchat geo filters, offering a way to spice up your posts on photos and videos with tools that display your location, time, weather, as well as colorful emojis. There’s also limited-time seasonal graphic designs such as Christmas trees and Hanukkah menorahs, and a holiday candy cane paint brush. It depends on the occasion.
To access these stickers, just tap the smiley face icon in the top right corner of the camera screen of your smartphone within the Instagram app. From there, you’ll be able to choose emojis and stickers that show the current weather, time, location, and choose a specific style. Instagram is also offering holiday-themed stickers for a limited time. Last Christmas, the app offers stickers for Christmas tree, a dreidel, and a gingerbread man.
More Instagram’s New Tools
This update of Instagram will also bring a few other new more tools. It includes the ability to join and align multiple text fields over a post. While it was already likely to add text to each Instagram post, the said 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 just by tapping the screen rather than pressing and holding it.
Instagram’s new emojis and stickers collection are one of the several new Snapchat-like features. Before that, Instagram rolled out Stories, which allow users chain both photos and videos together into one narrative post, just like Snapchat’s function of the same name. Other newly added Instagram features include an option for bookmarking a post, turning off comments, and removing followers from private accounts.