How to Use the Reveal Feature in Instagram Stories

Instagram released new tools to let users play either creative or entertaining with their stories and connect with their followers on Friday, May 3rd, 2024. Of course, the most interesting is Reveal which allows you to blur the story except for a purposely added message. Your followers have to send you a message to see the full photo. In this guide, we’ll go through the steps to use the Reveal feature in Instagram stories.

How to use Reveal feature in Instagram stories

How to Add a Story Using the Reveal Feature in Instagram Stories

Reveal feature in Instagram Stories is a smart way to draw your followers closer to your brand. Also, it can be used to stimulate a conversation with your friend and get more views and likes for the Stories as a result.

Instagram guaranteed that you would not have to review every DM for your story to show up. Here’s how to use it

  1. Go to Instagram and swipe right to add a story.
  2. Select the photo that you want to be hidden behind the Reveal feature.
  3. Click the smile icon (sticker icon) in the upper menu to unlock the stickers.
  4. Add the Reveal sticker to your creation by tapping it.
  5. Type your message or hint you want to reveal on your Instagram story.
    It is the only thing your followers will see.
  6. Tap Done and post it.

Message to reveal the blurred story

How to Use Instagram Stories Frames

Frames feature, an interactive and recently added aspect of Instagram stories, is a great motivator for your audience to interact with your content. When your friends who are watching your story will see a blurry image, which resembles a polaroid picture, that was just taken.

They can shake their phones or tap shake to reveal and the photo in the frame appears. To use the Frame sticker in your Instagram story, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open your Instagram and swipe right to add a story.
  2. Click a new shot or choose an old one from your album.
  3. Press the Sticker icon at the top similar to a square smiley face.
  4. Tap on the Frames sticker to add a Polaroid photo frame to your photo.
  5. Write the caption up to 19 characters long of your photo directly under the image.
    Date and time the photo was taken will automatically appear in your frame.
  6. Finally, tap Done and share your story.

shake or tap to reveal the polaroid image

How to Add a Poll to Your Story?

Polls are a fascinating and engaging way to gather preferences from your audience. Your followers can take the poll and you can view the results of them while viewing your story and swiping up to see the list of the viewers and their votes. Here’s how you can do it

  1. Navigate to Instagram and swipe right to create a new story.
  2. Choose a new photo or video from your gallery.
  3. Click the sticker icon on the top and tap the Poll sticker.
  4. Enter the question you want to ask and tailor the poll options (by default it’s yes and no).
  5. Put the sticker anywhere on your story that you want.
  6. Once finished, tap Done and post the story.

type poll question and share

Also Read: How to See Saved Countdown Reminders on Instagram on Android

You can add more entertainment to your social life with new Instagram story features. We hope our guide helps you create a fun story using the Reveal feature in Insta Story. Use the comments section below to let us know your questions or suggestions. Stay in touch with Techcult for more updated feature guides.

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