While Christmas and New Year’s Eve are around the corner and counting down for end of 2018 is already started, as one of the most popular platforms among the people all around the world Instagram just introduced a new sticker which can be added to Instagram Stories. Instagram countdown stickers allow users to add a countdown for any event to their story posts.
Create a countdown for tracking how much time is left until a special occasion, like your birthday, holiday or new year and share the excitement with your Instagram friends.
How to add the countdown sticker to Instagram Stories?
- Install the latest version of Instagram on Android or IOS.
- Take a photo or video, or import an existing one from your device.
- Swipe up for Stickers at the bottom of the screen.
- Choose “Countdown” sticker.
- Choose your desired name for your countdown. Notice that you can’t leave this part empty.
- Tap the digits and set the time for your count down.
- Add countdown End Time. You can enable the countdown to continue all day or stop as specific time of the day using the “all day” toggle option.
- Tap the colorful circle at the top of the screen multiple times to go through sticker’s different colors.
- Tap “Done” and resize, rotate or move the countdown to look as you like.
Remember that your story viewers would be able to set reminder for the occasion you are counting down or add your shared countdown to their own stories, if they do so you will receive a notification in your Instagram direct box.
How to add multiple countdown to your stories?
You can only add one countdown sticker to each Story you share so in case you want to share more, you can create multiple countdowns and share it through different Stories. All the countdowns would continue counting simultaneously.
What happens to countdown stickers when your Stories disappear?
When your Instagram Story disappear automatically after 24 hours, countdown would stay and keep counting. Every time you try to set a new countdown and add it to your Story you will see your old ones through the sticker screen. Both running and ended countdowns are visible there. In case you want to add one of your old countdowns to your Story simply tap on it and it would be added to your current edit. You also can delete any countdown in the list by tapping on three dot option at the top corner of countdown sticker and choosing remove.
How to set a reminder for a countdown?
Instagram provided the ability to set reminder for a countdown you face through any user’s Stories. So don’t worry if you are afraid to miss a brand’s sale or your friend’s birthday, simply tap on the sticker in the selected Story and you will get the “Remind me” option at the bottom. Tap on it to set a reminder. Remember that Story owners will get a notification with your name if you turn on the reminder for a countdown they shared.
How to share other users countdown to your own stories?
Interested about an event countdown and feel like sharing it on your profile? Tap on the countdown Sticker that any Instagram user shared and select Share countdown from the options. You will be taken to your Story screen and then you can select the image you want to share on background and publish it. Remember that the Story owners will get a notification via Instagram direct message that you shared their countdown.
Why countdown sticker is not available for me?
Countdown stickers are released globally on both Android and IOS version of Instagram, so you might need to update your app to the latest version. If it still is not available you probably must wait that the feature get to your region since Instagram does not update the platform all around the world at once.