On April 13, Instagram announced their latest update with a host of brand new features to make Stories even more fun and interactive. A new "sticker pinning" option fine-tunes the way 'grammers can add stickers and text to videos. If you are wondering how to pin Instagram stickers to videos, it's fairly easy to learn, but may take some practice to perfect. Buckle in; we got this.
With sticker pinning, users can place a sticker in a specific location of a video and it will stay there throughout. They can also change the size of the sticker and text as the video plays — and if you want to get really fancy, you can set the exact time in the video when the sticker appears and disappears. We've seen this feature before, notes TechCruch: "Exactly one year ago, Snapchat launched augmented reality '3D stickers' and text you can stick to objects in videos, which then stay stuck to them and grow or shrink as they move around." Those familiar with Snapchat's AR stickers will likely get the hang of the Instagram version pretty quickly.
The popularity of Instagram is on the rise, with their Stories feature hitting a milestone of 200 million daily users this month — an increase of 50 million in since January. Along with sticker pinning, Instagram debuted new tools Thursday including Direct messaging for private conversations, Geolocation stickers for the cities of London, Chicago, Madrid, and Tokyo, as well as "selfie stickers," a new way to take a mini selfie and make your Story even more uniquely individual (by stamping your face all over it).
Itching to try out Instagram's latest features in your next ephemeral Story? Here's how to get started with pinning stickers in a video: