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Instagram Stories is mixing stickers with selfies and AR

Instagram Stories, the Snapchat-inspired feature that Instagram has been upgrading at an accelerated pace—and which is now used by 200 million people a day—is getting some new sticker-related features. You can now turn a selfie into a sticker. And (as in Snapchat Stories) you can “pin” a sticker to a particular spot in a video, … Continue reading “Instagram Stories is mixing stickers with selfies and AR”

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Instagram Stories, the Snapchat-inspired feature that Instagram has been upgrading at an accelerated pace—and which is now used by 200 million people a day—is getting some new sticker-related features. You can now turn a selfie into a sticker. And (as in Snapchat Stories) you can “pin” a sticker to a particular spot in a video, such as someone’s shirt, whereupon it will travel along as that spot moves.

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In addition, Stories is adding geo-stickers—stickers that are available only when you’re in a particular area—for Chicago, London, Madrid, and Tokyo. Each city’s stickers were designed by locals.

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Harry McCracken is the technology editor for Fast Company, based in San Francisco. In past lives, he was editor at large for Time magazine, founder and editor of Technologizer, and editor of PC World.

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