What Are Hashtag Stickers In Instagram Stories? This New Feature Takes Tagging To Another Level

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Instagram is upping its game with hip new hashtag stickers and camera tools to make your already beautiful stories even more stellar. Now you can use Instagram's Hashtag Stickers to transform your selfies, videos, and pics into creative, entertaining pieces of fabulous photo art. This new hashtag sticker feature lets you easily add even more context to your stories so you friends don't miss a minute of your personal updates.

Additionally, snazzy new camera tools include the ability to make a video appear in reverse; face filters allow you to add fun things like furry koala ears, math equations, and more to your pics; and, an eraser brush and drawing tools open up a whole new world of editing options to stimulate your creative spirit.

"From the very first photo filter to Boomerang and more, Instagram has always been the place you can go to turn regular moments into something you can’t wait to share," Instagram said in a statement to Bustle. "Now, you have more fun and easy ways to express yourself and connect with the people you care about most."

This latest update allows you to share your creatively edited photos in a direct message or in your feed; and it adds some cool new features to your Instagram Stories. Here's how to use hashtag stickers.

How To Use The New Hashtag Stickers

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Here's how to use the new hashtag stickers in three easy steps.

  1. Simply tap the sticker icon at the top right of your screen.
  2. Select and customize your hashtag.
  3. Add it to your story.

As with mentions, you can also add hashtags using regular text. Friends following your story will be able to tap the hashtag sticker or text to visit the hashtag page and explore related posts.

Flood your feed with fresh, fun filters now because these new Instagram updates are available today as part of Instagram version 10.21 for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android in Google Play. Have questions? You can get more details in the Instagram Help Center.