Fix: ‘Add Yours’ Sticker Not Working on Instagram

The ‘Add Yours’ Instagram sticker feature invites users to engage with each other’s stories or reels through a fun and interactive prompt, fostering a sense of community and shared storytelling. Unfortunately, some may experience difficulty locating this feature, which can be frustrating for those eager to participate in the collective narrative.

Add Yours Instagram Not Working

If the Add Yours sticker isn’t available to you, the root of the issue could lie within your device or the Instagram app itself. Pinpointing the exact cause is essential prior to implementing a viable solution.

Various factors, such as Instagram server downtimes or technical glitches, may compromise the app’s functionality, including access to certain features like Add Yours. An outdated app version could also be at fault, preventing you from experiencing the full range of Instagram’s offerings.

1. Close the Instagram App

A simple yet effective approach when facing a temporary glitch is to close and reopen the Instagram app. This action prompts a reset of the app’s processes, potentially resolving issues with features such as the ‘Add Yours’ sticker.

  1. Begin by navigating to your Home screen, then swipe up from the middle and pause midway.
  2. Swipe to locate the Instagram app.
    App preview
  3. Swipe upward on the app to close it.
  4. Reopen Instagram from your Home screen.

2. Ensure Your App Is Updated

Running an outdated version of Instagram could lead to missing out on recent features and critical bug fixes. To prevent this from causing problems with the ‘Add Yours’ feature, verify that your app is up to date.

  1. Open the App Store and tap on your profile icon situated in the top-right corner.
  2. Scroll to the Upcoming Automatic Updates section.
  3. Find Instagram and select the Update button near it.
    Upcoming Automatic Updates

For Android users:

  1. Launch the Play Store on your device.
  2. Tapping your profile icon situated at the top-right corner is your next step.
  3. Select Manage apps & device from the menu.
  4. Choose Updates Available.
  5. Look for Instagram and press the Update button adjacent to it.
    Pending downloads

3. Check Instagram Server Status

Server maintenance or unforeseen issues can disrupt the Instagram service temporarily. To confirm if server downtime is affecting the ‘Add Yours’ sticker, visit Downdetector and check the status for Instagram.

4. Re-login to Your Instagram Account

Updating Instagram without resolution suggests a different approach—one that resets possible glitches—is needed. Log out of your account, wait briefly, and then log back in.

  1. Access the profile tab and tap on the three horizontal bars icon in the top-right.
  2. Choose Settings and privacy.
  3. Select Log out.
    Add Yours Instagram Not Working
  4. Re-enter your credentials to sign in again.

5. Clear Instagram Cache

A cache filled with outdated or corrupt data can lead to performance hiccups and functional impairments within apps. Clearing Instagram’s cache may resolve the issue if this is the underlying cause of the “Add Yours” sticker malfunction.

  1. Open your device’s Settings application.
  2. Scroll to and select Apps.
  3. Choose App management.
  4. Find and tap on Instagram from the list.
  5. Go to Storage usage.
  6. Tap on Clear cache.
    Clear Instagram cache

6. Uninstall and Reinstall the App

As a last resort, consider uninstalling and then reinstalling the Instagram app. This action ensures a clean installation, which can often remedy persistent issues while providing access to the latest features, including the ‘Add Yours’ sticker.

  1. Long-press the Instagram app icon on your Home screen until a menu appears.
  2. Select Remove app or Uninstall.
  3. Affirm your choice in the subsequent prompt.
  4. Navigate to the App Store or Play Store and search for Instagram.
  5. Click on the Get or Install button to redownload and reinstall the app.
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Abdullah Iqbal

Abdullah is a Google IT certified Help Desk Technician with extensive experience in providing technical support to system users. He has a proven track record of effectively resolving IT issues, and is adept at working with tools like Jira and ZenDesk to efficiently manage support tickets. Abdullah is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest technological advancements and constantly seeks to improve his skills and knowledge through professional development opportunities.