Instagram gets updated with overlaid stickers for Stories and hands-free video

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A new update is rolling out to Instagram, bringing with it a couple of new and neat features. In this update, users will not only be able to add stickers to their Stories, but also record video with Instagram’s new “hands-free” feature.

Details after the break.

If you didn’t think Instagram Stories was a Snapchat copycat already, you sure will now. As we mentioned, in this update, you get access to stickers to add to your Stories. There’s a new Stickers button next to the text and drawing tools, giving you an array of different options to choose from. But, since Instagram is launching this capability during the holidays, you also get access to a bunch of fun holiday-themed stickers, including snowmen, gingerbread men, mistletoe, Christmas sweaters and much more.

You also get a new “Hands-free” option for recording video. If you want to record yourself, it can be a bit frustrating pressing and holding to take video. Now, you can set your phone down, and with just a single tap, you can start recording yourself doing whatever, whether that be playing an instrument or simply recording your dog!

The update is rolling out now and should be available to download. If you haven’t gotten it yet, be sure to hit the Google Play link below!

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