[Update: Nov. 27] Instagram 'Add Yours' Chain Story sticker not working for some (potential workarounds inside)
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…
Original story (published on November 09, 2021) follows:
Instagram recently received a new feature for Stories called ‘Add Yours’. However, this is not working properly for everyone.
Some Instagram users are reporting that they cannot use the ‘Add Yours’ prompt in their stories.
What is ‘Add Yours’ story sticker?
‘Add Yours’ is basically a sticker that the user can add to their Instagram stories to enhance interaction with their followers.
Although on Instagram there are other types of elements for stories that serve for the interaction between the user and the account that follows, the new sticker ‘Add Yours’ seeks to be a more attractive format.
Instagram describes the ‘Add Yours’ sticker as follows:
‘Add Yours’ chain story sticker not working for some Instagram users
According to the reports, some users can’t interact with the feature in any way. First, the ‘Add Yours’ prompt does not appear in the stickers list.
I have seen this new functionality in stories but everytime I click on Add Yours nothing happens. It’s like if there was no button. Does anyone else have the same issue or a solution?
Also, when a user who cannot access the feature sees a story from another user who does, and tries to interact with the sticker, nothing happens.
‘Add Yours’ is not working
My ‘Add Yours’ sticker is not working when I press on it on somebody else’s story on one of my accounts, however it is on the other. This is on the same phone as well. Is there a way to fix this?
Could be due to a limited release
It seems that the ‘Add Yours’ Story sticker has only been deployed with all its functionalities in countries such as Indonesia, Japan, and Singapore.
This means that only users from those countries could create stories with an ‘Add Yours’ sticker and start the chain. Meanwhile, users from other countries could only interact with the sticker of those users.
However, some users report that they cannot interact with the stickers of others either. This is because they would not be eligible to test the feature. So, they have to wait for the global rollout.
Some potential workarounds
There are some potential workarounds that might help users who don’t have the function yet. One is to clear cache and data of the Instagram app, and then try again to interact with an ‘Add Yours’ sticker.
If that doesn’t work, you can try submitting a problem report from the Help section into Instagram app. From there, you explain that the feature is not working properly and wait for a response.
Something else that can help is participating in the Instagram beta program. After all, betas usually get all the new features first.
If you tried the above and it still doesn’t work, you just have to wait for the global rollout of ‘Add Yours’ chain story sticker. We will update this article if there is any new development in this regard.
Update 1 (November 10)
IST 11:21 am: Many of these issues are often fixed in new builds. As such, we would advise affected persons to check for the latest update and install the latest version of the app.
Update 2 (November 11)
IST 12:30 pm: It seems that some users are unable to use the ‘Add Yours’ stickers because they are on business accounts. Switching to a personal profile lets them use the sticker.
Update 3 (November 15)
IST 1:43 pm: Social media is awash with reports of Instagram users that are unable to access the ‘Add Yours’ sticker and Instagram is yet to acknowledge or share any information regarding this.
It is looking like this will take a little longer to roll out to all users so users might want to hang tight for this.
Update 4 (November 17)
IST 10:43 am: Apart from waiting for the global release of the “Add Yours” feature, quitting the app and restarting it could be another alternative for those who still can’t see the feature.
Update 5 (November 18)
IST 11:04 am: While Instagram is yet to release the Add Yours sticker to every user on the platform, it seems some pages are taking over and offering to create the stickers for users. Here’s one such example:
Can’t do the “add yours” sticker trend on instagram? Don’t worry we got you . Dm us and we will create one, that way you can add it to your story https://instagram.com/_ktlboutique/ (Source)
Update 6 (November 19)
IST 12:26 pm: The Add Yours sticker is still not available to a good chunk of users on the platform. That said, Instagram has now rolled out a new Rage Shake feature that lets users report issues with the app by shaking their phones, as highlighted by a report.
Therefore, users should hopefully be able to get Instagram to speed up the release of the sticker to more people. At present, the shake to report feature is only available in the U.S. on the iOS and Android app.
Update 7 (November 20)
11:45 am (IST): In case you still aren’t able to see the Add Yours sticker on Instagram, we’d suggest using a VPN to check whether changing the region helps. There’s no concrete evidence regarding the effectiveness of this yet, however, it’s worth a shot.
Update 8 (November 22)
12:56 pm (IST): An individual highlighted another potential workaround is to uninstall and then reinstall the Instagram application via the App Store or Play Store to make sure you have the latest version.
Update 9 (November 24)
1:04 pm (IST): A new video has surfaced on YouTube offering users a workaround to this issue.
According to the YouTuber, affected users might want to switch their account type to a “Personal Account” then uninstall and reinstall the Instagram app via the App Store or Play Store to get the sticker.
Please note that the video is in Hindi.
Update 10 (November 25)
11:54 am (IST): In case you’re lucky and got the Add Yours sticker and are looking for how to hop on the current Urban Dictionary Name trend, then you can check out everything you need to know about it here.
Update 11 (November 26)
01:36 pm (IST): A fresh report has come out to highlight the dark side of the Add Yours sticker challenges on Instagram as people are being scammed into revealing personal details through these chain posts.
Therefore, we’d suggest limiting the information you share on the platform to avoid being scammed.
Update 12 (November 27)
12:00 pm (IST): It has now been weeks since reports of the Add Yours sicker not working started popping up but Instagram has remained silent on the matter.
We’ve not come across any sort of acknowledgment from the company. Thus it seems it may take a while for the problem to be completely addressed.
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