How to use the #FollowTheStar Instagram Stickers


This Christmas, we have a range of Follow the Star stickers for Instagram and Facebook stories. Add them to your stories in a few simple steps.

When you share a photo or video to your Instagram or Facebook story, you can add stickers over the top.

Learn how to create Instagram stories here, and Facebook stories here.

  • From your story, tap the sticker icon in the top-right menu to add stickers. 
  • Tap ‘Gif’ and then type in ‘Follow the Star’ to find the Church of England’s stickers.
  • Select the sticker you would like to use.
Type follow the star into the search bar
  • Reposition the sticker on your image.
  • Repeat the process to add more stickers to your image or video.
  • Add the hashtag #Followthestar to your story and tag us @churchofengland so we will see your story. Throughout December, we’ll be sharing photos and videos from churches who tag us.
  • When finished, tap ‘share story’.

We'd love to see your stories using the Follow the star Giphy Stickers. Tag us @TheChurchOfEngland in your stories, and we'll update this blog with your examples.

Add multiple stickers to your story

We love seeing your posts of social media, Don't forget to tag us in your posts on InstagramFacebook and Twitter

Liz Morgan
Church Digital Champion

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