How To Use Instagram Stickers

We all loved stickers as kids. That’s why it’s so exciting that Instagram has brought them back for us to play around with as adults! In this article, we’ll give you a brief guide to Instagram sticker ideas to enhance your posts.

What Are Instagram Stickers?

Instagram stickers are only available in Instagram stories (at the moment). When creating an Instagram story, you have a lot of options. One of them is to add stickers! You have the option of adding a:

  • Location
  • Mention
  • Hashtag
  • Gif
  • Music
  • Date
  • Poll
  • Questions
  • Countdown
  • Quiz
  • Another Photo
  • Emojis
  • And more!

It might look like this:

Hobbit House With Instagram Stickers

Using Instagram stickers makes your Instagram stories stand out and more interactive! Of course, now your followers can simply click on your Instagram story stickers to engage with you, which helps with building a relationship with followers. Also, it helps to grow your Instagram brand and account.

There is no reason why you shouldn’t use Instagram stickers!

How To Use Instagram Stickers

It’s super simple to use Instagram stickers. Simply create an Instagram story. After you’ve taken or uploaded the photo, find the Instagram sticker icon in the corner.

Screenshot of Instagram Sticker Location

When you click it, a list of options will open up! You can customize your Instagram story until your heart’s content.

Instagram Stickers

You can even search for the exact Instagram sticker you want. Simply type in a word, or emotion, or even try typing in the title of your favorite TV show or movie!

Screenshot of Harry Potter Instagram Stickers

After you have selected the Instagram sticker or stickers you want, click it and you will be able to put it anywhere on your photo. In fact, you can even change the size and angle of it to better suit your photo!

Instagram Sticker Ideas

We definitely won’t leave you hanging with Instagram sticker ideas! We’ll give you 5 Instagram sticker ideas to get you going.


Tagging your location with an Instagram sticker is a great place to start.

For example, if you post a photo in a really beautiful location, you’re bound to get a flood of messages asking you where that is.

“OMG, where is this? I need to go!”

“Where is this stunning place?”


Honestly, this can get a little overwhelming, especially if you have a lot of followers. To solve this issue, use the sticker to tag your location!

Beach Side Instagram Location

The best part is, followers can click the location and be taken straight to a map where they can locate this. This saves them from being confused after seeing the word.


Before we all start arguing about the pronunciation of this word, it’s definitely a great Instagram sticker idea.

GIFs are small moving images that you can add to your Instagram story for some personality and fun.

Beach Side Summer Is Here

Of course, you can’t see it moving here, but check out using GIFs in your own Instagram stories to see.

Definitely use one that is relevant to your Instagram story. In this case, we used a “Summer Is Here” GIF to basically caption the summery photo. It helps make your photo stand out a little more rather than using plain text to say the same thing.

Instagram Sticker Polls

Polls, polls, polls! Polls are probably one of the best Instagram stickers. They give your follower something to do when visiting your profile. Polls give them a chance to engage and share their opinion, therefore, increasing their relationship with you.

Try and do an Instagram poll once or twice a week. Followers really love them!

Instagram sticker polls are great because they are so versatile. You can add both answers and ask any question you want. Of course, you can find a question to go along with most of your Instagram stories.


Instagram sticker countdowns are relatively new. Not many people use them but we think they’re great!

Simply choose the countdown sticker, add your date and caption. You’re good to go!

In fact, your followers can even click this to get a reminder for when your countdown is up! This is great for brands that are throwing a party or sale they want their followers to be aware of.


Finally, for another sticker idea, try out the quiz option! It’s also quite new but it’s been a huge hit with users!

You can make a quiz about anything with up to 4 answers. You choose the correct answers so when your followers participate, they are immediately notified with the correct answer.

This is a simple fun thing to do on your Instagram stories to engage with your audience and challenge them a little.

We hope you got many great ideas for Instagram stickers! Certainly, your stories will improve in no time. Of course, if you’re still looking for more Instagram tips and tricks, check out Upleap. With Upleap, you’ll get a dedicated account manager who will help you build your Instagram, grow your audience and secure your brand. Start your free trial today!

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By Beth McCallum

I'm Beth, a Scottish writer and bookworm. I'm currently agent hunting for my debut novel while running a candle business from my home. I obsess over dogs, Hamilton, chai lattes and recently, Harry Potter. I know, I'm decades late.

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