Instagram update adds hands-free recording and holiday-themed content

Posted by Michael Lim on

The latest Instagram update, version 10.3, introduces several new features including a hands-free recording mode, more stickers and holiday content.

The new camera interface lets users record a video by tapping the record button once, rather than pressing and holding it like previously. “Whether you’re playing a guitar solo, building a snowman or perfecting your handstand, there’s no need to press and hold,” said Instagram in the update announcement.

You can also now add customizable weather, time and location stickers to snaps. Instagram says adding location stickers works much the same as tagging the locations of posts shared on your feed. Those watching your story will be able to learn more about the location but the story won’t appear on the location page itself.

Meanwhile, Instagram has also rolled out holiday-themed stickers, such as snowmen and Christmas trees, which will be available for the next few weeks, with more themed stickers on their way in time for new year.

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