[Update: Feb. 1] Instagram 'Add Yours' Chain Story sticker not working for some (potential workarounds inside)
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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.
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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.
Update 13 (November 29)
03:29 pm (IST): If user reports are anything to go by, then it seems there’s not much one could do in order to get the Add Yours sticker on Instagram if it isn’t available by default.
Some claim that the sticker is available on their private accounts and not on their public accounts. On the other hand, others claim it’s available on their public accounts while it remains unavailable on their private accounts.
On my private account, I can click on the sticker and add things to it. On my public account, I can’t (Source)
weird, mine is the exact opposite. works totally fine on my public and no sign of it on my private. (Source)
Update 14 (November 30)
05:47 pm (IST): While Instagram is yet to roll out the Add Yours sticker to everyone on the platform, in case you’ve been lucky and already have access to the sticker then here’s a great video on some tips that will help you boost your followers with the new sticker.
Update 15 (December 04)
01:47 pm (IST): As highlighted in the general Help article by Instagram, certain stickers and effects aren’t available for everyone or in Europe. Instagram does not provide any ETA for when the stickers will be available for any individual or group.
If you’re not seeing certain stickers on Instagram, make sure your app is updated to the latest version by visiting the App Store or Google Play Store. Keep in mind that not all stickers are available for reels or available to everyone (Source)
This means that you’ll have to wait until the sticker shows up itself on your account to use it. Of course, keep your app updated to the latest version too.
Update 16 (December 06)
06:28 pm (IST): PSA: While several reports have highlighted the scams that are taking place with the Add Yours sticker on Instagram, there’s another scam doing rounds on Twitter where scammers are targeting unsuspecting users by promising to get the Add Yours sticker on accounts that don’t have it yet.
Here are a few such tweets for reference:
I had similar issues with my account back then but I was so lucky to get help today through @anthony_support he helped me recover my account back under 30 minutes. (Source)
I had same issues on my account and i got in touch with ethical_24hours on Instagram he got my account fixed today. I’ll advise you get in touch with him and he help me to got my account fixed today (Source)
I had experience when my account got issues , I contacted them for more than a week, but they wouldn’t reply me…not until I got referred to ethical_24hours on Instagram and they helped me…they are expert at getting back access into any hacked/locked/deleted accounts. (Source)
Stay alert and do not entertain anyone who claims they can get the Add Yours sticker to work on your account by sharing your account details.
Update 17 (December 08)
12:38 pm (IST): Here’s something useful for those who’re lucky enough to get the Add Yours sticker. If you were looking for ideas for posts with the new Add Yours sticker to celebrate the holidays, you can check out these 10 Holiday “Add Yours” prompts.
Update 18 (December 09)
11:20 am (IST): An individual has shared a video on YouTube that shows a few steps that you can perform to get the Add Yours sticker to work on Instagram.
The entire process will take only a few minutes and involves the use of a VPN. Check out the video below:
Update 19 (December 10)
07:00 pm (IST): Instagram has launched a new feature — 2021 Playback — that automatically curates 10 Stories from users over the past year. However, users have the freedom to add or remove stories too before sharing their Playback as highlighted by a report.
Instagram did confirm that this is rolling out to all users but is yet to make any comment regarding the availability of the Add Yours sticker to everyone.
Update 20 (December 11)
04:20 pm (IST): While many users still can’t use the Add Yours sticker, a recent report has highlighted how sports organizations have made use of the new sticker on Instagram to boost their social engagement on the platform.
This just goes to show that the new sticker can be very useful but is unfortunately still available to a limited set of users.
Update 21 (December 13)
03:30 pm (IST): While running the latest version of the Instagram app is recommended, it does not guarantee that you’ll get the Add Yours sticker. The sticker will be enabled via a server-side update rather than an app update.
Update 22 (December 17)
05:13 pm (IST): An individual recommended trying to create a new account on the same phone via the Instagram app to see if the missing sticker shows up. Then, you can log back in to your old account to see if it’s visible.
This isn’t a guaranteed fix but may be worth trying out.
Update 23 (March 12, 2022)
One of the affected users pointed out that re-installing the app fixes this issue. So, those having this problem can try re-installing the app and see if it helps.
Update 24 (April 07, 2022)
Update 25 (May 20, 2022)
Update 26 (June 2, 2022)
Moreover, a user has confirmed that this has happened to them. However, there is nothing you can do to fix this and you’ll have to contact Instagram support.
Update 27 (July 1, 2022)
Update 28 (July 15, 2022)
Update 29 (July 19, 2022)
So, users can try installing the latest version and see if the issue with ‘Add Yours’ sticker is resolved.
Update 30 (July 21, 2022)
05:34 pm (IST): It appears that the recent Instagram app update didn’t fix the issue with ‘Add Yours’ sticker as fresh reports are still coming in.
Update 31 (July 27, 2022)
05:43 pm (IST): Instagram is reportedly working on a ‘Trending’ section for Add Yours stickers. So, if Add Yours stickers are working for you, then you might get a chance to show up in the trending section.
Update 32 (August 17, 2022)
12:34 pm (IST): Meta has announced that they are now rolling out Add Yours stickers in Reels on Instagram and Facebook. So, users can check to see if they have got this feature or not.
Update 33 (September 29, 2022)
Update 34 (October 5, 2022)
06:27 pm (IST): Instagram app has received a new update on iOS with v255.0. However, users are still reporting that Add Yours sticker is missing for them, while others say that it went missing for them all of a sudden.
Update 35 (November 16, 2022)
11:52 am (IST): It has been a couple of months since this issue was initially reported and users are still complaining that ‘Add yours’ is not working for them. Yet there’s no proper explanation from support for the same.
Users have been reporting this issue for a few months now and yet there’s no explanation from the support for the same, while fresh reports continue to emerge.
Update 36 (November 18, 2022)
Update 37 (November 30, 2022)
06:08 pm (IST): Some individuals have come up with a temporary hack for this as they are using a secondary account to use the sticker and then posting it on their main profile.
I have to do it from my old account and then post it on my main this is so
Update 38 (February 1, 2023)
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