After testing with a limited set of users, photo sharing app Instagram has rolled out an interactive questions sticker in Instagram Stories that lets your friends submit questions for you to answer. Instagram believes that the new feature will offer a new way to start conversations with your friends so you can get to know each other better.
Add a question sticker to your story by selecting it from the sticker tray after taking a photo or video. Type out your prompt, then place it wherever you’d like and share it with your story. When friends see the sticker, they can tap it to reply, and they can reply as many times as they want, right from the sticker.
‘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,’ Instagram said in a blog post.
Though you’re able to see who submitted each response in your viewers list, when you share that response in your story, your friend’s photo and username will not be shown.
The questions sticker is available as part of Instagram version 52 on iOS and Android.
Before question stickers, polls and emoji sliders were widely used by Instagrammers to respond to questions on ‘Stories’.
The photo-messaging app recently introduced music in Instagram Stories that allows users to add a soundtrack to their stories to fit any moment to express themselves. Instagram Stories is now used by 400 million every day, and now when you tap to add a sticker to a photo or video in Stories, you’ll now see a music icon.
Tap on it to open a library of thousands of songs. Here, you can search for a specific song, by mood, genre or what’s popular, and tap the play button to hear a preview. When you’ve selected your song, you can fast-forward and rewind through the track to choose the exact part that fits your story.
You can also choose a song before capturing a video. When you open the camera, swipe to the new ‘Music’ option under the record button. Search for a song, select the exact part you want and record a video as the song plays in the background.
Now, when your friends will watch the story, they’ll hear the song playing in the background as they’re viewing your photo or video and see a sticker showing the song title and the artist’s name.