“Add Yours” Sticker Not Working on Instagram? Here’s How To Fix It

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Last November 1st, the Instagram app introduced a new sticker, the “Add Yours” sticker.

But within a few hours, Instagram users realized one thing: the new feature wasn’t working.

Within just a few hours, everyone stormed Twitter complaining about the new Instagram story sticker.

And while the app did its best to interact and answer every user, it still couldn’t give a straight answer.

Why was the brand new Instagram feature not working?

Almost two months after the initial release, many creators experience the same issue.

Luckily, the community worked together to fix the problem.

In this article, we go over the most common solutions to solve the issue of the “Add Yours” feature.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • What is the “Add Yours” sticker on Instagram
  • How to fix “Add Yours” sticker not working.
  • Why Is The “Add Yours” sticker not showing on Instagram?

What Is The “Add Yours” Sticker On Instagram?

The Instagram “Add Yours” sticker is a recently added Instagram feature that lets users respond to someone else’s story with their own IG stories.

It allows you to create a post similar to a Reddit thread, a chain story if you will.

Anyone who sees the “chain story” can create a response to it.

Note: Make your stories more interesting. Add a background color to a story! A photo will look more professional with a better background.

A response usually has a picture or video that will feature the question.

To add multiple photos, you’ll need to use another sticker.

How Does The Instagram Story “Add Yours” Sticker works?

It works like any other Instagram sticker.

Whenever you make a story, you can use the Story Sticker feature.

Tap the sticker option, search for the Instagram “Add Yours” sticker, and write a question.

Other users will now have the prompt to respond to your story.

Whenever they tap the prompt, they’ll be able to answer with text and a story of their own.

After that, other Instagram users may respond to the story as well.

Everyone will be able to tap the story as long as other Instagram users keep sharing it.

Meaning that even when the original story expires, your own prompt will not.

You can even repost Instagram stories that feature the sticker.

How To Fix “Add Yours” Sticker Not Working

Whenever a user who can’t use the “Add Yours” feature sees stories with the sticker, it won’t be able to interact with them.

To fix this problem, you can try the following solutions:

Update The Instagram App

Try the oldest trick in the book: make an Instagram update.

A pending update is probably why you don’t have access to the “Add yours” feature.

Go to the Apple or Google Play Store, search for the Instagram app.

Tap the download icon to get the next Instagram update.

Once you have the latest version, log into the app and post your own story using the sticker icon.

Switch To Other Instagram Users

Some users report that switching accounts from a business one to a personal account usually solves the issue.

There is no real answer to why you can’t access the Instagram “Add Yours” sticker with a public account.

Your best bet is simply trying it out and hoping that changing accounts solves the issue.

Turn Your Phone Off And On

This will soft reset Instagram’s data, fixing any potential issue that may have happened during installation.

Wait for a few seconds before booting the app again.

Try to upload your own photo to your account. Hopefully, the feature works now.

Try Using A VPN

Even if new features are available in other countries, they may not be available in yours.

To get around this soft-lock, you could try using a VPN.

A VPN will trick your phone into thinking it is in another region of the world.

Once you use the VPN, update the app and try using the sticker again.

Pro Tip: Another way to impress your friends with your stories is by adding music to them. You can do so by using an account sticker on Instagram. But for it to work, the song you want to sue will need to be on the app’s library.

Why Is The Add Yours Sticker Not Showing On Instagram Stories?

There is no real explanation as to why that happens.

The best thing you can do is fix the issue within your account.

However, some possible explanations are:

  • It may not be available in your country.
  • There is a glitch with the app.
  • The app hasn’t been updated.

Not all stickers are available for everyone. That is normal.

Try contacting Instagram’s support directly.

They might give you a better explanation of why you can create posts with the “Add Yours” story feature.


The “Add Yours” feature is a great way to interact with friends and fans on the app.

If you use it correctly, it’ll help you grow your account.

On the other hand, you are missing out if you don’t even have the feature yet!

Don’t wait for Instagram to fix the issue.

Try to do it by yourself!


How Do You Get The “Add Yours” Sticker?

Install the latest version of Instagram.

The “Add Yours” sticker should appear automatically. The feature allows you to add photos with questions for your followers to answer. It’ll help you set a trend.

How Do I Add Stickers To My Stories?

On your iPhone or Android device, tap on your Instagram profile icon. It has a + sign. There, take a photo or record a video.

Once you are done, tap the stickers icon and select the “Add Yours” sticker.

About the author

Karen is a senior technical writer and copywriter here at GrowFollowing. Her area of expertize are social media apps and new media.