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Diwali 2021: Instagram to introduce new stickers, other features to celebrate festival of lights

 When the feature goes live, users will be able to upload Instagram Stories with stickers; these Stories will also be accessible to their followers in a Diwali-themed multi-author tale. 

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New Delhi, First Published Nov 2, 2021, 1:54 PM IST
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Instagram has unveiled three new stickers on its platforms, giving users a new option to interact with friends and family throughout the holiday season. The stickers, which are part of Instagram's worldwide Diwali campaign dubbed #ShareYourLight, were made in partnership with Neethi (@kneethee), a Bengaluru-based artist, muralist, and pattern designer.

The stickers represent the celebration of fresh beginnings and the triumph of light over darkness. When the feature goes live, users will be able to upload Instagram Stories with stickers; these Stories will also be accessible to their followers in a Diwali-themed multi-author tale. These stickers will be accessible on Instagram starting tonight, and the multi-author tale will be available starting tomorrow.

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Here's how you can access Instagram's new Diwali sticker feature:
- Open the Instagram app.
- Go to Instagram Stories and add or capture stuff to your tale.
- Choose the sticker tool from the top bar.
- These three new Diwali-themed stickers may be seen in the highlighted area (once they go live tonight)
- Stick the stickers all over your tale.
- Complete the adjustments, make your Story, and share it on your profile.

In the meanwhile, Instagram has debuted link stickers on the platform. Users will be able to put hyperlinks in their tales in stickers using the new functionality. Even though the functionality has been in testing since June, it was only available to verified pages or profiles with many followers. After adding content to the Stories, navigate to the top navigation bar to access the new stickers. Then, touch on the Link sticker and input the URL you want to share. Now, tell your followers about it.

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The sticker is exclusively available in the Stories area, and Instagram has no plans to add it to the main Instagram feed or other portions of the programme. The sticker replaces the Swipe Up functionality, which was removed in August of this year.

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