Instagram has slowly transformed into a social platform rather than a photography platform. The app just got a new update where a new feature has been added and yes, it has been copied from Snapchat.
After launching the ‘Stories’ feature, Instagram has now added its own geostickers. As the name suggests, these are stickers and illustrations that can be added into a story which is relevant to that particular location. Notably, this feature did make Snapchat unique when compared to Instagram and WhatsApp.
Users can add more than one geosticker and resize them according to their requirement. However, the feature has only rolled out for two cities, New York and Jakarta, with other cities expected to join in soon.Here is what Instagram had to say about the feature, “Today, we’re introducing an early version of geostickers in Instagram Stories for New York City and Jakarta. Since introducing stickers in December, we’ve loved seeing how you’ve used them to bring your stories to life — from hats to Valentine’s Day fun to customisable location stickers. Now, with more than a dozen new stickers each for New York City and Jakarta, you have another creative option for adding context to your everyday moments.”
Now since Instagram has copied this feature, we believe it won’t be long before this feature hits WhatsApp. Do let us know if you use any of the above mentioned apps and the new features.