Popular mobile photo-sharing application and service, Instagram, has introduced geostickers in Instagram Stories. The feature, presently available only for New York City and Jakarta, allows you to tag images and videos in its Stories feature. To remind you, rival app Snapchat introduced location-specific stickers for snaps in August last year. Trying to keep up with its competitor, Instagram’s new feature is available as part of Instagram version 10.11 for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android on Google Play.
Instagram introduced stickers back in December, and now when you tap the sticker icon while taking a photo or video, you’ll see geostickers at the top. The feature is presently available only in New York City and Jakarta, and if you’re in either of these cities, you may see custom stickers appear when you’re visiting select neighbourhoods and landmarks. Instagram says each sticker “is designed to match the vibe of the location it represents”.
You can add as many stickers as you want, adjust their size and placement and mix and match with other creative tools. Just like the customizable location sticker, people watching your story can tap a geosticker to see the location page. Your story won’t show up on the location page itself.”
This is only an early version of the feature, and Instagram is quite likely to develop this feature further, bring in more creative tools, and make it available in other cities as well.