Popular photo-sharing app Instagram has added a number of new features to Stories. With the new features, Instagram users can ask for music recommendations from their followers, answer questions during a live stream and create a countdown for your moments. The update to the app has started rolling out to both its Android as well as iOS versions.
The Facebook-owned company created a blog post to announce these features to its users. Another interesting thing that you can do is reply to questions sticker in Stories with a song from their library. But it is worth noticing that this feature is only available in regions where the app’s music library is available. If it is available in your region, you’ll be able to see a music icon with the question sticker on your friends’ Stories. On clicking that icon, users will be able to share a song from your music library on the photo-sharing app.
Instagram has also enabled new camera effects that work with the music that is being played via the app. To access these, you can go to the music section in camera and click on the new icons that are available above capture.
The question sticker can also be used in live videos on Instagram going forward. With the feature, you will be able to post questions as you normally would in Stories format. Once the user goes live on the app, they’ll be able to see your questions in order to answer them.
Furthermore, followers will also be to view which questions that are being answered by the user who has gone live. The photo-sharing app will also let users share photos and videos during live broadcasts.
The latest update will also enable you to use the new countdown sticker in your Instagram Stories. Furthermore, users can add a countdown with an end date and time. They will also be able to select the colour of the countdown before it gets added to their Story.
You will also be able to use the countdown sticker in your future Stories. When your countdown ends, your followers will receive a notification about the same. This feature is now available on both Android and iOS versions of Instagram across the globe.