Instagram is currently testing a new feature that will allow users to convert their photos into personalized stickers. This innovative tool will enable users to create unique stickers using their own images or, in some cases, pictures from other Instagram users.
The sticker creation feature works by identifying the main subject of a photo and eliminating the background. The result is a standalone sticker that can be superimposed on other content, offering a seamless integration into Instagram’s Reels or Stories.
This new tool represents a shift from Meta’s previous focus on AI-generated stickers, providing a more straightforward approach to sticker creation.
Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, shared a brief demonstration of how this feature will function on his broadcast channel. He revealed that users would not only be able to generate stickers from photos stored on their devices but also from “eligible images you see on Instagram.”
While Mosseri did not provide further details, it implies that users might have the option to prepare their pictures for sticker conversion.
However, it remains uncertain whether these stickers can be saved locally on devices. If possible, users could potentially use them to create custom stickers for other messaging platforms like WhatsApp or Telegram.
As of now, the feature is still in its experimental phase and has not been rolled out to all users. There is no confirmed launch date yet, and Instagram enthusiasts will have to wait to see how this feature evolves.
In addition to the sticker creation feature, Instagram is also testing a new polling feature that will appear in the comments section beneath feed posts, likely functioning similarly to polls in WhatsApp group chats.
These developments indicate Instagram’s continuous efforts to enhance user experience and engagement on the platform. However, as these features are still in the testing phase, users will have to wait for further updates regarding their official launch and availability.