Using stickers on Instagram
This feature may be unavailable in Japan and for countries located in Europe.
If you're not seeing certain stickers on Instagram, make sure your app is updated to the latest version by visiting the App Store or Google Play Store. Keep in mind that not all stickers are available for reels or available to everyone
When you share a photo or video to your story or record a reel, you can add stickers by tapping at the top. From there, you can:
  • Location sticker: Select a nearby location or search for one at the top. Anyone who can see your story can tap the sticker and view the page for that location.
  • Mention sticker: Enter the username of the account you want to mention. Their username will appear in your story with an underline. Anyone who can see your story can tap it to go to their profile.
  • Add Yours sticker: Write a prompt for others to share their own stories about any topic you want or tap random at the bottom to have one chosen for you, then tap Done in the top right. When viewing your story, tap the sticker to see stories from other people who have added to your prompt. Tap more actions (iPhone) or more actions (Android) at the top to see more options for managing your sticker like turning off notifications or hiding your username from the Started by credit.
  • Hashtag sticker: Enter the hashtag you want to include in your story. Anyone who can see your story can tap it to view the page for that hashtag.
  • Captions sticker: Automatically transcribes your video's audio. Tap the transcript and tap the color picker at the top to edit the color or tap the options at the bottom to edit the font. Tap the transcript twice, then tap a word to edit it.
  • Questions sticker: Write your own question and customize the type of answers. Select to let people type a response to your question or tap to let people send you a song. Anyone who can see your story can tap the sticker and send you a response. To see who responded, swipe up on your own story. Tap a response from someone to share it. Their photo and username won't be shown.
  • Gif sticker: Select a trending gif or search for one at the top.
  • Music sticker: Select a song or search for one at the top. If lyrics are available for the song you select, you can choose different fonts and designs for them, and you can edit which part of the song you want to play. Anyone who can see your story can tap the lyrics to learn more about the artist or listen to more of the song.
  • Link sticker: Enter the URL you want the sticker to link to. Tap See Preview below the link to see what the link will look like when someone opens it. Anyone who can see your story can tap the sticker to visit the link.
  • Selfie sticker: Tap to take a selfie. Tap your selfie to change the frame.
  • Poll sticker or emoji slider sticker: Write your own question and customize the answers. Anyone who can see your story or reel can tap an option in the poll or slide the emoji you've chosen. Once posted, people can vote and see realtime results. Swipe up on your own story or reelto see how many votes each option received and how each person voted.
  • Quiz sticker: Write your own multiple-choice question and customize the answers. Anyone who can see your story can respond by tapping an option you've provided. Once posted, people can vote and learn whether they got it right. Swipe up on your own story to see how many votes each option received and how each person voted.
  • Donation sticker: Select the nonprofit you want to raise money for and customize the name of your fundraiser. Anyone who can see your story can tap Donate to donate to your selected nonprofit. Swipe up on your own story to see the total amount raised and donations by username.
  • Countdown sticker: Enter a countdown name and set a date and time your want your countdown to end. Tap the color picker at the top to edit the color. Anyone who can see your story can tap the arrow in the corner of the countdown to remind them or share your countdown to their story. When your countdown ends, you and everyone who turned on reminders for your countdown will receive a notification.
  • Current time or weather sticker: These stickers are based on information from your device and your current location. Tap the sticker to change the design.
Managing stickers
  • Pin stickers to a fixed spot in your video. After taking a video, add a sticker, then tap it and hold. Use the slider bar at the bottom of the screen to scroll through the video to find where you want to pin the sticker. Move the sticker and tap Pin.
  • Rotate and resize a sticker by using two fingers to pinch and zoom.
  • Delete a sticker by dragging and dropping it on at the bottom of the screen.
See more tips for uploading, recording and editing your story.
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