Instagram is often working on providing us with the best experience possible. Evidently, this is reflected in the constant updates they release. And this time stories has something new for us. The Instagram countdown sticker has now become the new sensation on the photo sharing platform.
But what is it exactly? Most importantly, how does it work? Well, here’s everything you need to know.
What Is The Instagram Countdown Sticker?
The Instagram Countdown sticker is a feature released by the social media platform on December 2018 for stories. It was designed to allow people to count down important moments with their followers. It is available for both iOS and Android devices.
How Does It Work?
The new Instagram feature is pretty easy to use. As a matter of fact, you just need to follow a few simple steps and you are good to go. Here’s how to add the countdown sticker on stories.
First of all, open up Instagram on your phone and swipe left from the homepage. This will open up the camera for stories. Then you need to either upload or select a photo from your gallery.
After that, tap the sticker icon on the top of your screen or simply swipe up. Doing so will open a small section full of different stickers. Finally, select the countdown sticker and customise it as you like.
You can add the name of the event you want to count down, change the colour of the sticker and of course, select the days your followers have to wait. Last of all, tap where it says “Done,” and you are ready to go.
The countdown sticker does remind your followers when the event you set is taking place. However, for someone to be notified, they need to set a reminder first. But, how does this work?
Well, this is something only your followers can choose to do. For example, if someone is interested in the event you set in the countdown sticker, they can tap where it says “set a reminder” when checking your story, and Instagram will notify them when the countdown sticker reaches zero.