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The new countdown sticker from Instagram is ideal for sharing on the social network the remaining time for the start of a certain event, such as birthday, holiday or another commemorative date. Now that you know how to count down on Instagram, it’s important to explore the new feature to learn how to take advantage of it in your Stories.

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The sticker has several possible configurations, such as choosing its color, creating and accessing a count 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.

1 of 13 Instagram Stories allows you to add a countdown with events suggested by users – Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetc

Instagram Stories allows you to add a countdown with events suggested by users – Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetc

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1. How to set the color of the sticker

Step 1. Tap the camera icon to access the camera from Stories mode. To continue, record a photo or video;

2 of 13 Action to produce a photo or video in the store to add a countdown – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to produce a photo or video in the store to add a countdown – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Tap on the sticker icon and click on the countdown thumbnail;

3 of 13 Action to add a countdown sticker to content on Instagram Stories – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to add a countdown sticker to content on Instagram Stories – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 3. To change the count color, click on the circle icon at the top of the screen. It is possible to choose solid and gradient colors in purple, green, orange, pink, red, black, white, yellow and blue.

4 of 13 Action to change the color of an Instagram Stories countdown – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to change the color of a countdown for Instagram Stories – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

2. How to access countdown history

Step 1. Tap on the sticker icon and choose the countdown thumbnail;

5 of 13 Action to access the countdown history on Instagram Stories – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to access the countdown history on Instagram Stories – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 2. The counts you created will be listed on the screen.

6 of 13 Instagram Stories countdown history – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Instagram Stories countdown history – Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

3. How to reuse a historical countdown

Step 1. Access the option to add a countdown;

7 of 13 Action to open the history of countdowns created on Instagram Stories – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to open the history of countdowns created in Instagram Stories – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Touch the count you want to reuse so that it is added as a sticker to the photo or video.

8 of 13 Action to reuse a countdown created on Instagram Stories – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to reuse a countdown created in Instagram Stories – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

4. How to delete a history countdown

Access the history and tap the three dots icon on one of the countdowns. Once this is done, tap «Delete» to remove the history counter.

9 of 13 Countdown history and option to delete an option from the list – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Countdown history and option to delete an option from the list – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

5. Configure countdown notification

When viewing a Counted Stories, tap the arrow icon over the numbers and select the «Reminder enabled» option. The action ensures that you will be notified when the count is finished.

10 of 13 Action to set up an alert for an Instagram Stories countdown – Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

Action to set up an alert for an Instagram Stories countdown – Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

6. How to see who set up notification for your countdown

Every time someone signs up for the count, Instagram alerts the user with an alert in the app’s notifications tab.

11 of 13 Notice that a user has activated the countdown alert on Instagram Stories – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Notice that a user has activated the countdown alert on Instagram Stories – Photo: Reproduction / 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»;

12 of 13 Action to start sharing a friend’s countdown on Instagram Stories – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Action to start sharing a friend’s countdown on Instagram Stories – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 2. The count will appear on the Stories camera. Just take the photo or video and end the sharing for the countdown to appear in the new post.

13 of 13 Countdown from a friend being shared on Instagram Stories – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Countdown of a friend being shared on Instagram Stories – Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Use the tip to make the most of the possibilities of the Instagram countdown sticker.

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