Instagram is trialing donation sticker in Stories

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Just like Facebook where you can start fundraiser for your favorite nonprofit, Instagram is adding the ability to do just that with a new donation sticker. According to Jane Manchun Wong, the ephemeral picture-sharing app is testing a donation sticker in Stories.

The donation sticker is still in the experimental stage, but will serve a very useful purpose for all those who want to raise fund for their favorite charity. As a matter of fact, it is also going to serve as a good tool for all those who have personal reasons to raise funds. You will be able to search through a list of nonprofits to link directly to the stickers.

While Jane has a proven track record in terms of calling some of these stories before they are actually made official, it is advisable to wait for an official roll out from Instagram. That said, adding a donation sticker is not a bad idea.

Last time out, Jane also reported that the Facebook-owned social media giant was working on quiz stickers. Information about the upcoming stickers is pretty scanty at the moment, but we are pretty sure many celebrities will love to use them when eventually released.

Quiz stickers are also going to be very useful for companies and radio/TV presenters who like to engage their followers online. Instagram’s love for stickers dates way back—and as a matter of fact, the company has made a success of the feature. Just like Snapchat, the company has been able to keep its users asking for more since it first launched its first set of stickers.

In 2016, the social media giant launched the smiley face stickers, which allows you to add context to your story with stickers regardless of where you are or what you are up to. Once you take a photo or video, new stickers button will appear next to the text and drawing tools.

Tap the smiley face to find customizable stickers for weather, the current time, and your location. To add a location sticker to your photo or video, simply search for your location and choose from the list. People watching your story will be able to tap the sticker to learn more about the location. However, Instagram says your story won’t appear on the location page itself.

Earlier on, Instagram added some new features to its version of Stories—countdown sticker, and question stickers. The new stickers can be used in Live Videos and to share music recommendations. For the records, Instagram continues to add series of features to Stories as it seeks to reinvent a feature it copied from Snapchat.

The question sticker just like the yet-to-be released quiz stickers will be very helpful to users considering the fact that they now respond to questions with music. Users can now choose to respond with a message or share a song to their story. When a song is shared, it opens up the camera for the user to take a photo or video as the music plays in the background. Instagram has now added new camera effects that will respond to music being played.


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Author: Ola Ric

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