Facebook-owned Instagram Is Now Working On Adding Video Stickers

We have seen that Facebook and Instagram has been helping small businesses ever since the coronavirus pandemic hit the world. Instagram is working to make these small businesses efficient enough that the local businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic. The popular application owned by Facebook has also made efforts to encourage the masses to stay indoors to stop the coronavirus from spreading. In one of its attempts to encourage people to stay at home, Instagram started the ‘Stay Home’ project and the weekly takeover of their handle by popular superstars and artists is also one of Instagram’s attempts to make people follow shelter-in-place orders.

Yet, all of this has not stopped the company from introducing new updates for Instagram as well as the Facebook app. Recently, news surfaced that Facebook bought the animated-gif company, Giphy for $400 million. Instagram was also working to introduce new changes to the Instagram app. It is no doubt that the Instagram app comes with enough filters and games for us which made the quarantine period more tolerable for a lot of individuals across the globe.

These filters and games are a source of entertainment for use and influencers as well as creators use them to their benefit and motivate other people to do the same. Now, the popular reverse engineering expert, Jane Manchun Wong tweeted that Instagram is currently developing a new video sticker update. With these video stickers, you will be able to add them in your images and upload them on Instagram as your stories as well as part of your feed. These new video stickers will prove to be fun and unique ways to express yourself in stories as well as in your feed. Moreover, the video sticker update will be a useful feature for influencers to make their Instagram Stories more interesting and appealing.

The addition of stickers is not entirely new for the platform as users could previously include emojis and a lot of other stickers available on Instagram to their images. However, a video sticker is a little bit different from regular stickers. The video sticker is a part of a small video that is playing on a loop that users could add to their images. Wong posted a screenshot in the tweet displaying a sample picture of how the new video stickers will look like. In the demo, a video sticker can be seen used on an image.

Although the video stickers are different from standard Instagram stickers, users will be able to find them the same way the regular Instagram stickers are found. You will be able to find as well as use the new video stickers in the same way you used the standard stickers.

Moreover, the new update is still in the testing phase which means that the Instagram app is currently only testing out these new video stickers. It is possible that the developer team will take some time before the update is rolled out for public use.

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