Good news, Snapchatters — now you can give your friends FOMO and have them wonder where you're getting your YOLO on, too. If you don't know how to use Geostickers on Snapchat yet, then boy, do I have some excellent news for you. I've been playing with the new feature this morning and it's brought me some serious joy.
The ability personalize each individual user experience is what sets Snapchat apart from other apps. They understand that part of what makes us want to share our photos with other people is a need to showcase our individuality. With Geostickers that need is satiated. You can now personalize your Snaps with Geostickers, which is a feature that falls somewhere in between Geofilters and stickers. You get personalized ones based on your location, with the added bonus of being able to move them around and expand them. Geostickers are not available to everyone. If you feel an itch to show people where you are with the new stickers, you better be in one of the locations where they are currently available. Snapchat has made this feature accessible in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Washington DC, Honolulu, London, Sydney, São Paulo, Paris, and Riyadh. If you happen to be somewhere else, you are out of luck. But don't worry! If the popularity of this feature skyrockets, Snapchat will most likely release this on a wider scale. Just sit tight and enjoy the update to an already wonderful app! Below will be you all access guide to how to use the new feature.
1. Update Your Snapchat To Latest Version
This feature comes with the latest Snapchat update. Just go into your App Store and update to the latest version. Once that is done, open the app.
2. Click On The Sticker Icon
When the app is open, you should click on the sticker icon in the top right corner of the screen. It will take you to the sticker menu. You'll see that the new feature was added at the bottom row. Start swiping right. That's where you will find the specific Geostickers in your area.
3. The Geostickers
Once you hit the icon that looks like a little location bubble in Google Maps, you'll see the specific stickers available in your area. If you are in Los angeles you will be able to see these pop up on your screen.
4. Stickers In Action
A friend was crashing on our couch so I decided to use him as my test subject. California is chalk full of vegetation, meditation and pretty lettering. I made sure to include all of them in the picture I sent to all of our friends.
There you have it, everyone! A Geostickers 101. Happy Snapping!
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