People have always been able to reach out to the Instagram users they follow, and receive replies to their comments, by using the messaging feature baked into Instagram Stories. Thanks to a new questions sticker Instagram debuted, you now have a more formal (and fun) way to conduct interviews with your followers, fans and friends.
The button, which Instagram users can add to a story photo or video — just like any other sticker — allows your friends to submit a question to you, which you can then answer in a future Instagram Story post.
When you ask your followers to send you questions, they can type up their thoughts by tapping the sticker within your story. You’ll see their questions appear in the same place where you go to see how many people have viewed your story — they won’t just pop up in your inbox.
If you see a question you want to answer, just tap it. This will start a new story post, which you can use to write out your reply. The original question will show up as a sticker along with your response, but the asker’s photo and username will not.
If you don’t see the new questions sticker in your Instagram app, make sure you’ve updated it to the latest version for iOS and Android — version 52 is what you’ll want.