Instagram to add new rainbow-themed stickers and brushes for Pride 2017

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Pride 2017 takes place in June, and to celebrate worldwide LGBT communities, Instagram will be rolling out a set of new rainbow-themed creative tools for Stories.

Throughout the month, Instagram users will be able to add six new pride stickers to Stories or other shared media. The stickers were designed for Instagram by global artists who identify as LGBT.

Tapping a pride sticker in Instagram will show who created it, with another tap bringing up other content from pride around the world. Using a pride sticker also makes a story eligible to become a part of the general #Pride2017 hashtag story. Instagram has also added new rainbow brush to add multi-coloured lines to photos and videos.

However, the Instagram blog post announcing these new features did not confirm when they will actually be rolling out. Therefore, it’s not yet clear if they will be available right at the start of June or later in the month.

Other than adding the new stickers and brush, Instagram has also been going around the world to paint various walls in Cleveland, Los Angeles, London, Madrid and Nashville with rainbow colours. It’s unclear if any other walls will be painted over the course of Pride month. For now, though, Instagram users can check out the art using #KindComments.

Voices of support from different communities on Instagram, including LGBT groups, can also be found here.

Recently, Instagram also added the ability to adjust photo orientation and to send links through direct messaging.

Source: Instagram blog

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