You’re Going To Love These New Instagram Story Features

It's getting very Snapchat-y

If your Instagram story didn’t feel quite enough like your Snapchat story already, the app’s latest update will make you very happy. As Seventeen reports, your Instagram story is about to get a very Snapchat-y makeover, thanks to five new features.

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1. Stickers

They’re not as dynamic as filters, but Instagram has just added stickers to your stories. To use them, tap the smiley-face icon at the top right of your camera screen after you take your photo or video, then select your favorite sticker(s) and go nuts.

2. Holiday Stickers

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In addition to the usual stickers you’ll be able to use year-round, Instagram is also adding holiday-themed stickers. For a limited time, you’ll be able to bedazzle your pics with snowmen, ugly sweaters, and candy canes.

3. Record Hands-free. 

If you’ve ever struggled to take a video for your story and hold the record the button the whole time, then the next feature Instagram is adding is for you. Just hit the record button once and you’re ready to go.

4. Multiple Text Boxes

Add as many individual pieces of text as you want now.

5. Save Your Stories

Maybe the best update to the Instagram stories, though, is the ability to save them. That way, your very best moments will be captured forever.

Thank you, Instagram, for this update.

Featured Image Source: Seventeen

Kayleigh Roberts
Kayleigh Roberts

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