Stickers and hands-free camera option arrive on Instagram Stories

With Christmas being right around the corner, Instagram Stories is getting into the spirit of giving as the service is including stickers and a hands-free camera option with its 10.3 update.

First off let’s start with the stickers, Instagram Stories now features a new sticker button that would allow you to add stickers onto a photo or video. The sticker button is located next to the text and drawing tools. Just tap on it for a new series of customizable stickers for weather, the current time, and even location.

Instagram Stories will also be adding some Christmas-themed stickers as well as a new batch of New Year-themed stickers scheduled to be released within the next few days. A special candy cane brush will also be introduce as a drawing tool, allowing you to draw candy cane-like patterns on the screen while this season last.

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Perhaps the biggest addition to Instagram 10.3 update is the “Hands-Free” option. With this, you can now record a video with just a single tap of the camera button, unlike the previous tap and hold the camera routine.

hands free option

Those who have fun writing commentary to their photos and videos will also be pleased to know that Instagram Stories can now support multiple text fields. You’ll also be able to control the text’s alignment and size.

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Finally, iOS users can now choose to download the past 24 hours of Instagram Stories and combine them to form a single video file, meaning you no longer need to save each entry individually.

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We sure hope you will enjoy these additions from Instagram and make this holiday and interesting one.

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