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Instagram introduces new interactive stickers for Stories

Instagram stickers featuring new photo frames, a blurring effect, and music sharing features.
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Instagram announced a handful of new features to Stories, including new interactive ways to share music, photos, and videos.

The most intriguing new feature is called Reveal and, when applied, blurs the contents of a story post. The only way viewers can see the post is by DMing the person who shared it. Instagram head Adam Mosseri has said that direct messages are an increasingly important part of the platform and that stories and DMs account for most of Instagram’s growth. Requiring a DM to view content is the next evolution of that — and will no doubt be used as an engagement hack by creators hoping to boost their stories’ engagement.

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Another feature, Frames, puts a Polaroid overlay on to images…

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