New Instagram Countdown Stickers and how to use them
New feature alert: Instagram recently added a countdown sticker to Stories, allowing users to incorporate an interactive countdown to their posts. For instance, brands and consumers alike will be able to build anticipation for a launch, exclusive drop, sales, and more.
Step 1: Once you’ve taken a new photo or video in Stories, or imported an existing photo or video from your device, tap the Stickers button at the top of the screen.
Step 2: Tap “Countdown.”
Step 3: Type the name for your countdown.
Step 4: Tap the digits.
Step 5: Scroll through the wheels to set the end date for your countdown. Note: If you want the countdown to have a specific end time (like noon), tap the blue toggle to the right of “All Day.” This will allow you to set both an end date and time for your countdown (for instance, noon on Jan. 1, 2019).
Step 6: (optional): Tap the colorful circle at the top of the screen to change the sticker to a different color. You can tap the circle multiple times to view different color options.
Step 7: Tap “Done” in the top-right corner of the screen when you’re done creating your countdown.
From here, you can resize, rotate and move the countdown sticker around the screen to best fit your post before sharing it.
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