How To Add Temperature To Instagram Story: A Step-By-Step Guide

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Suppose you are traveling somewhere with extreme weather. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could add the destination’s temperature to an Instagram story? Well, you can!

Continue reading this step-by-step guide to learn how. By the end of this guide, you will be able to add the temperature to Instagram stories and fix the missing temperature sticker issue.

What Is The Temperature Sticker On Instagram?

Temperature sticker of instagram shows 80 degree fahrenheit temperature

Instagram allows you to add many stickers to a story or reel, and there are many Instagram stickers. One of the most used stickers is the temp sticker.

The temperature sticker lets you add the current temperature of your location when you are posting Instagram stories. It uses your phone’s GPS to track your current location. The sticker then finds the temperature of where you are and adds it to the story.

You might be wondering why you would want to add temperature to your Instagram story. If you are in your hometown, there’s no real reason to. But when you are traveling outside the state or country, it can be exciting to share the temperature of the travel destination with your friends.

I remember how excited I was while adding the temp sticker to my Instagram stories when I visited Klinck, Greenland, one of the coldest places in the world!

Now that we have learned about the temperature sticker, let’s start with learning how to add it to Instagram stories.

How To Add The Temp Sticker On Instagram

It will take you around: 5 minutes

Using the temperature sticker feature is easy. Follow the steps below to add more details to your Instagram stories with the temperature data.

  1. Open the Instagram app.

  2. Tap the plus icon (‘+’ symbol) on the top row to add a story. You can also click on your profile picture to add a story.

    Click on the plus icon in the upper right corner

  3. Select “Story.”

    Tap on the story at the below bar

  4. Add a photo or video from the gallery or tap the camera button to click a picture or record a video.

    Add a picture or tap on the white capture button to capture a fresh picture

  5. Click the stickers icon.

    Tap on the stickers icon at the top bar

  6. Scroll down to find and click on the temp sticker.

    Select temperature sticker

  7. You can also search for “temp” to find the temperature sticker.

    Temperature sticker search screen

This will add the temperature to your Instagram story. You can also pin this temp sticker to Instagram stories. Pinning the sticker will ensure that the sticker stays at the desired spot. So, if you want to pin the temp sticker to a moving car in a video, you can pin the sticker on the car.

You can refer to this YouTube video which shows the steps to add temperature on Instagram story.

YouTube player

Why Can’t You Add The Temp Sticker?

The steps to adding temperature to Instagram stories are fairly straightforward. However, you may face some challenges. Sometimes, you will not find the temp sticker.

I faced the same temperature sticker issue. This was when I went to see Colosseum in Italy back in 2021. It was very frustrating. All I wanted to do was click an image of the amphitheater and add the temp sticker. There were many other stickers, but I could not find the temp sticker in the list.

That’s when I started looking for the reasons and found 3 common issues. Here are the three reasons that can stop you from adding temperature on Instagram story.

Denied Location Access

The temp sticker gets live temperature through your location. Hence, it must access your location to fetch and show the temperature. But if you haven’t granted the location access, the Instagram app will not show you the temperature sticker at all.

If you have denied Instagram access to your phone’s location, the Instagram app won’t be able to fetch location data.

You can see this in the images below. I have denied Instagram access to location services.

Location access denied to the instagram app

Now, the app doesn’t show me the temp sticker, even when I search for the term “temp.”

Test serach for the temperature sticker

Inaccurate GPS

Sometimes, the Instagram app will show the temp sticker, but the temperature won’t be accurate. This is because of inaccurate GPS.

Be it because of an unstable internet connection, a VPN, or something else. There are many scenarios when the GPS is inaccurate. This inaccuracy can lead to wrong temperature data or even the temperature sticker not showing at all.

Old Instagram

The Instagram sticker feature was launched in December 2016. If you use an Instagram app version released before December 2016, there will be no stickers. It is a rare scenario that someone will be using a 2016 version until now. But it’s always best to be sure.

How To Fix The Missing Temp Sticker Issue?

I have discussed some of the issues that can stop you from adding the temp sticker. Now, I will go through different ways to fix temperature sticker issue.

Grant Location Access

If the problem is due to denied access to the location, the solution is simply enabling your location in your settings. The location settings may differ slightly depending on whether you use an iPhone or an Android device. Here’s how you can do it on each device type.


Here’s how iOS users can grant access to the location to Instagram.

  1. Open settings.
  2. Scroll down and select Instagram.
Select instagram app from the settings
  1. Tap on Location.
Tap on blue location icon
  1. Select “While Using the App.”
Select the option while using the app


If you are using an Android device, you can follow the below steps to allow the Instagram app to access your location.

  1. Open the settings app.
  2. Look for location settings.
Select location from the settings on your android device
  1. Tap on “App permission.”
Tap on app permission
  1. Scroll down to find Instagram and click on it.
Tap on instagram from the list of apps
  1. This will take you to the location permission page. Tap on “Allow only while using the app” to enable access to your location.
Select the option allow only while using the app

After changing the location setting, you can find and add the temperature sticker to your Instagram story.

Enable GPS Settings

If location services are off on your phone, it is of no help to grant Instagram access to your locations. Here’s how you can enable GPS settings on Android or iOS devices.

Enabling GPS On iPhone

If you are an iPhone user, you can enable the GPS settings from the settings app.

  1. Open settings and tap on “Privacy & Security.”
Select privacy and security from the settings on your iPhone
  1. Click on “Location Services.”
Tap location services
  1. Toggle on the Location Services button.
Turn on the location services toggle button

Enabling GPS On Android

You can enable location settings from the home screen or the settings app on an Android device. Do the following to permit location settings from the home screen:

  1. Unlock your phone and pull down the screen.
  2. Look for the location icon and tap on it.
Tap on location icon from the drop down control center on your android device

You can also enable location from the settings app. Here are the steps for that:

  1. Open the settings app and tap on the location option.
Tap on the location icon from the settings
  1. Toggle on the “Use location” button.
Turn on use location toggle button

Android users can also improve GPS accuracy. You will find the “Advanced” setting option when in the location setting.

Tap on advanced to improve your GPS accuracy

This will show multiple settings. Tap on the “Google Location Accuracy” option.

Select Google loaction accuracy

Lastly, toggle on the “Improve Location Accuracy” button.

Turn on improve location accuracy toggle

Improving the location accuracy will fetch and add the exact temperature to the temp sticker.

Update Your Instagram Application


On iPhone, you can open Settings > General > iPhone storage.

Tap on iPhone storage from the settings on your iPhone

Next, find and tap on Instagram, and you will find the app version under the app name.

Instagram app version showing under the app icon

If the installed Instagram version is 10.3 or older, you must download the latest version of the application.


You can check the current version of your Instagram app on an Android device by pressing and holding the application icon and then tapping on the information icon.

Click on the information icon from the menu

You can then scroll down to the bottom to find the version.

Instagram app version showing below the app details

If you are looking for a visual demonstration, you can refer to this YouTube video on the ProgrammingKnowledge2 channel.

YouTube player

It is still advised to update the application to the latest version available. You can download the update of the Instagram app from the Google Play Store or Apple Store.


Is There A Temperature Sticker On Instagram?

There is a temperature sticker on Instagram that lets you add the current temperature data to Instagram stories. You can add the sticker to an Instagram story by clicking on the sticker icon.

Why Can't I Add Temperature On Instagram?

You can’t add temperature on Instagram story if you have denied location access to the Instagram app, disabled location services, or are using an older app version.

How Do You Change Fahrenheit To Celsius On Instagram?

You can change Fahrenheit to Celcius on Instagram by tapping on the temp sticker 2-3 times. After adding the temp sticker to the new story, tapping on it will change it to indicate different weather conditions, such as precipitation. It will also change to Celcius.

Start Adding Temperature To Your Instagram Story

The temperature feature can be an amazing way to add more detail to your Instagram story. Follow the steps above to add a temperature sticker to a story. It can be really frustrating if you can’t find the temp sticker. However, if that happens to you, now you know what you can do.

I hope you liked this article. If you have questions or want to share something else about adding temp stickers to Instagram stories, please comment. Also, if you think this article can be valuable for your friends, don’t forget to share it with them.

About The Author

  • Kailash Vaviya

    Kailash Vaviya is a freelance writer who started writing in 2019 and has never stopped since then as he fell in love with it. He has a soft corner for technology and likes to read, learn, and write about it. His content is focused on providing information to help build a brand presence and gain engagement. You can connect with him on: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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Kailash Vaviya

Kailash Vaviya is a freelance writer who started writing in 2019 and has never stopped since then as he fell in love with it. He has a soft corner for technology and likes to read, learn, and write about it. His content is focused on providing information to help build a brand presence and gain engagement. You can connect with him on: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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