What are Instagram Story Stickers?

Stickers are drawings or interactive buttons you add to your Story.

There are 2 types of Instagram Stickers on Instagram:

  1. Animated GIF Stickers, and
  2. Interactive Stickers (that your followers can tap on and engage with)

I’m going to show you both.

Where are the Instagram Story Stickers?

To see the Instagram Story Stickers:

  • Open your Instagram Story
  • Upload a photo (or take a photo or video)
  • Tap on the “Smiley Face” button
  • You will see the “Stickers” screen

Like this:

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Best Instagram Story Stickers for engagement

First off, let’s look at the “Interactive Stickers“.

These are Stickers your followers can tap on, to do something.

Let’s have a look at some examples.

Here are the 9 most popular ones:

1. “Add Yours” Sticker

Start a trend. Tell people to upload their own Stories in your “Add Yours” Sticker. For example, you can ask: “Show your view right now”. And people will upload their photos or videos of their views.

Want “Add Yours” prompt ideas? Click here!

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2. Questions

Next up, the “Question Box” Sticker. Also known as the “Q&A” Sticker. Start a Q&A or gather your followers’ thoughts, opinions, recommendations or guesses. For example, you can ask: “Do you know any good restaurants in London?”, or “Guess what I’m doing today”.
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3. Emoji Slider

Let people rate your photo or video. The “Emoji Slider” is a quick way to get more engagement in your Stories.
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4. Poll

One of my favorites! Use the “Poll” Sticker to do a fun quiz, Would you Rather, This or That, True or False, or any other fun games.
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5. Link

Want to share a link to a website, blog post or YouTube video? Use the Link Sticker.

Bonus: You can also change the text that appears on your Link Sticker.

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6. Countdown

Do you have an event coming up? Or big reveal? Or announcement to make?

Use the Countdown Sticker! People can tap on it to receive a reminder to check your account when the event starts.

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7. Camera Roll Sticker

You can create ANY Insta Story design with this Sticker.

Let’s say you already took a photo or video, and want to add another photo or video on top of it.

Tap on the “Camera Roll” Sticker, and choose photos and videos from your camera roll.

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8. Small Business Sticker

Want to give a shoutout to a small business? Use the “Small Business” Sticker.
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9. Music

And last but not least, the “Music” Sticker allows you to add any song you want.

Click here if you don’t have the Music Sticker yet.

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Now you might be asking:

“Cool, but I don’t know what to post with these Stickers.”

One of the best ways to use the Stickers is to play games!

Games give you more views and genuine engagement.

Look at all the fun Insta Story Games here.

How to find cute Instagram Story Sticker GIFs?

Now, let’s look at the Animated GIF Stickers.

GIFs are little drawings, doodles, illustrations or memes that move on the screen.

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Sometimes, it’s hard to find cute Instagram Story Stickers.

The trick:

Type the a keyword or the name of the GIF artist in the GIF search bar:

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So, what are amazing Instagram Story Sticker names?

Here there are (and they’re all free).

Line & Lines

You can add lines anywhere. Like to underline or highlight a word, or to add borders around a photo or video.
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Tape & Tapes

Sticky tapes make Insta Stories instantly more personal and aesthetic. Put them in the corner of photos or texts.
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For simple, everyday GIFs.
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Neutral & Beige

More simple GIFs for everyday Stories.
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These letters are all the rage right now.

Use them for a title. Find each letter to create a cool letter font change effect.

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Boho & Boho White

Simple, natural GIFs for everyday use.
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A bit of a relaxed, vintage feel.
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One of my favorite tricks! Add a photo to your Story using the “Camera Roll Sticker” (that we talked about above). And then add a polaroid GIF on top, to make it look aesthetic.
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Tap here white

When you share a new feed post to your Story. Add a “Tap Here” GIF on top of your post.
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New post white

When you share a new feed post to your Story, and want to add a cute “New Post” GIF. You can’t go wrong with a clean, minimalist GIF.
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Paper & Paper note

To write cute notes on your Stories, or to create a scrapbook feel.
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For cute warm, neutral GIFs.
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Stars & White Stars

To make your Stories sparkle a bit more.
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For cozy, camping feels.
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For cute peachy pink, warm GIFs.
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The uncommon place

Cute colorful GIFs for summer and spring vibes, or if you have a colorful brand.
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Cute white outline doodles. Perfect for any Stories.
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Cozy, warm peachy GIFs.
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Especially good for autumn / fall vibes.
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Super fun and colorful GIFs. It includes hearts, sticky tapes, birthday GIFs, blobs and other doodles to highlight something in your photo or video.
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The perfect handwritten words and doodles for your Insta Stories.
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More beautiful handwritten words for different occasions (like the days of the week, “yummy” for your food pics).
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More white outline doodles, but for home lovers. You have cute GIFs like “Home Sweet Home”, “Welcome Home”, “Cozy” and more.
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If you want super cute stickers, smiley faces, and pokemons. Because why not?
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I love all @lismosley GIFs – especially her days of the week ones. Perfect for your first Story of the day.
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Have fun creating your interactive and aesthetic Instagram Stories!

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