The new countdown sticker from Instagram is ideal for sharing on the social network the time remaining for the beginning of a certain event, such as birthday, holiday or another commemorative date. Now that you know how to put a countdown on Instagram, it's important to explore the new feature to learn how to enjoy it in your Stories.
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The sticker has several possible configurations, such as choosing its color, creating and accessing a counting history and managing those you want to reuse. To learn how to use all the options of the new Instagram Stories sticker, check out the tips we've prepared below.
Instagram Stories allows you to add a countdown with events suggested by users Photo: Marvin Costa / TechTudo
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1. How to set the color of the sticker
Step 1. Tap the camera icon to access the Stories mode camera. To continue, record a photo or make a video;
When producing a photo or video in the store to add a countdown Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Tap the sticker icon and click on the countdown thumbnail;
When to add a countdown sticker to a content on Instagram Stories Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 3. To change the color of the count, click on the circle shaped icon at the top of the screen. It is possible to choose solid and degraded colors in purple, green, orange, pink, red, black, white, yellow and blue.
When to change the color of an Instagram Stories countdown Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
2. How to access the countdown history
Step 1. Tap on the sticker icon and choose the countdown thumbnail;
By accessing the countdown history on Instagram Stories Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. The counts you created will be listed on the screen.
Instagram Stories Countdown History Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
3. How to reuse a history countdown
Step 1. Access the option to add a countdown;
Action to open the history of countdowns created on Instagram Stories Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Touch the count you want to reuse so that it is added as a sticker to the photo or video.
When to reuse a countdown created in Instagram Stories Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
4. How to delete a history countdown
Access the history and tap the three-point icon on one of the countdowns. That done, tap "Delete" to remove the counter from the history.
Countdown history and option to delete an option from the list Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
5. Configure countdown notification
When viewing a counted Stories, tap the arrow icon over the numbers and select the "Reminder enabled" option. Action ensures that you will be notified when the count is finished.
When to set up an alert for an Instagram Stories countdown Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
6. How to view who set up notification for your countdown
Every time someone signs up for the count, Instagram notifies the user with an alert in the notifications tab of the app.
Notice that a user has activated the countdown alert on Instagram Stories Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
7. Share another colleague's countdown
Step 1. When viewing a friend's countdown, tap on the arrow icon and choose the option "Share countdown";
When to start sharing a countdown from a friend on Instagram Stories Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. The count will appear on the Stories camera. Just take the photo or video and finish the sharing and the countdown will appear in the new post.
Countdown of a friend being shared on Instagram Stories Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Use the tip to make the most of the possibilities of the Instagram countdown sticker.
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