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Instagram blessed our creative souls with new stickers made from selfies

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Have you ever wished for an unlimited supply of stickers of your face? Well, the future is now, people! Thanks to Instagram, we’ve been blessed with selfie stickers and our face is about to be everywhere. Of course, these aren’t physical stickers — all the surfaces in our home are thankful for that. But these virtual selfie stickers can be used via Instagram Stories or direct messages and are ultimately changing the Instagram game.

The Instagram blog writes, “Turn your selfie into a sticker so you can quickly share your reaction or trade faces with someone (or something) in your story.”

Suddenly, nothing is safe from getting a sticker of our face smacked on it.

Today, we’re introducing new sticker tools that help you be even more creative, whether you’re sharing to your story or having conversations with your friends in Direct. Over 200 million people now use Instagram Stories every day to keep up with friends and accounts they love. And with recent updates to Direct, it’s never been easier to have playful, visual conversations with close friends. With these new sticker tools, you have even more ways to turn your most casual, everyday moments into something fun to share. Turn your selfie into a sticker that you can use throughout your story. You’ll see a new sticker with a camera icon that lets you capture a mini-selfie. Before or after capturing, tap to apply different frame styles. Put your selfie sticker anywhere, adjust the size and use as many other creative tools as you want. You can also now pin your selfie sticker — as well as any other sticker or text — to a specific spot in your video. Just tap and hold the sticker, move it over any object and confirm by tapping “Pin.” If you live in or are traveling to Chicago, London, Madrid or Tokyo, you’ll also start seeing geostickers for your city over the coming days. All of the geostickers have been designed by local community members to help bring the cities they call home to life. You’ll be able to see the artist’s username when you tap the sticker, so you can learn more about their unique artwork. We’re also rolling out a shortcut to get to your favorite stickers. After tapping the smiley face, simply swipe right to see your recently used stickers. Finally, when you record a video using “Hands-Free” mode, tap and hold the button to see a timer that counts down to when the video begins. To learn more about today’s updates, check out help.instagram.com.

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Now, when you take a photo for your story or to direct message someone, you’ll notice a camera icon in the sticker selection. Tapping this icon will allow you to take a mini-selfie. You can change the frame around your mini-selfie by tapping on it before or after capturing.

And you can stick these mini-selfies anywhere on your existing picture!

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