The sticker is the latest initiative by Instagram to show support for those working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Instagram shared the news of the new sticker on Twitter, informing users that it would coincide with a new daily feature it calls “Thank You Hour”.
Today we’re launching Thank You Hour 💕
It's a sticker in stories that lets you show gratitude for what's helping you through this time.
Use the sticker and your photo or video will be added to a shared Instagram story at 7 p.m. your time where friends can see your thanks ✨ pic.twitter.com/oyvfWEsZ9d
— Instagram (@instagram) April 10, 2020
Sharing it a tweet, the company said:
“Today we’re launching Thank You Hour. It’s a sticker in stories that lets you show gratitude for what’s helping you through this time. Use the sticker and your photo or video will be added to a shared Instagram story at 7 p.m. your time where friends can see your thanks.”
The sticker will appear in two ways, a clapping image and another with the phrase “Thank You”.
When a user places the sticker in their story, it’ll be added to a collective story that their followers and friends can view.
The “Thank You Hour” sticker is the latest of three stickers to be released during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
In March, Instagram released the “Thanks Health Heroes” sticker, allowing users to share their appreciation for the doctors and nurses working during this time, and the “Stay Home” sticker, which urges users to stay home and follow social distancing protocols.
Instagram recently rolled out its direct messaging feature to desktop. Alternatively, you could read about the upcoming release of Amelia Mandeville‘s new novel, The Missing Pieces of Me.
For updates follow @TenEightyUK on Twitter or like TenEighty UK on Facebook.