Instagram Introduces ‘Questions Sticker’ for More Interactive Stories

BY Evan Selleck

Published 10 Jul 2018

Instagram adds Question Stickers inside Stories

Instagram continues to add new features for its Stories feature, which has become the most popular element of the social network.

Not too long ago, Instagram introduced the Emoji slider, which allows for content creators to see how well viewers are enjoying what they are watching. It also allows for polls to quickly get introduced into a Story as well.

In a blog post published by Instagram on Tuesday, the Facebook-owned company unveiled a brand new sticker for Stories, which is aimed to make the feature even more interactive for users. The sticker will actually let viewers ask a question to the publisher of the story they are watching.

For the sticker question to be available to viewers, though, the content creator has to put their sticker in the story they are publishing. To do that, the user needs to take the photo or shoot their video, then add the sticker from the standard sticker tray. Place the sticker wherever you want in the story, and viewers can then tap it to add their question.

“You can find your friends’ responses in your story’s viewers list. Tap any question they’ve asked to create a new story where you can answer it, and the question you’re answering will appear on your story for context. Though you’re able to see who submitted each response in your viewers list where it’s private, when you share that response in your story, your friend’s photo and username will not be shown.”

Instagram says the new Questions Sticker is available in the newest version of the app, which is version 52. It’s available now for both iOS and Android.

Our Take

Stories is a monumentally popular feature for Instagram, and it makes sense that the company continues to build out its feature set to help keep that popularity going strong. Stories recently added the ability to add music to Stories, too, thanks to specific stickers. And the platform launched AR filters and video calling support not too long ago as well.

How often do you use Instagram? And if you want to find out how to publish videos on Instagram that are longer than 15 seconds in Stories, be sure to check out our guide.

[via Instagram]