Been seeing rainbow circles around some of your friend’s Instagram profiles? For the month of June 2019 (aka ‘Pride month’), you can turn the circle border around your Instagram story ring rainbow when you post an Insta-story. It’s subtle, yet striking enough.
In celebration of the Pride community, Instagram is honouring LGBTQ history with this secret little nugget.
All you have to do is to type prominent Pride hashtags in your Instagram story, and for as long as that story lasts (24 hours), the border around your profile will be in a striking rainbow colour.
Some working hashtags identified include: #lgbtq #pride #bornperfect #equalitymatters
Once you use #pride in your text, for example, a message appears saying: “This month, using Pride hashtags will turn your story ring rainbow.”
The border around your profile story will appear regardless of whichever font type or size you use in your story.
Another feature of Instagram’s campaign for Pride month, titled #UntoldPride is one that allows users to change their gender outside the traditional male/female options. You can read more about their initiatives here.
Regardless of whether you minimize the hashtag or not, this feature will definitely wow your friends and I wouldn’t be surprised if you start getting direct messages asking “HOW DO YOU DO THIS?” If you thought this was cool, check out our Flying Face Instagram filter game guide too.
Dates: Month of June 2019