How to Add Weather to Instagram Story?

Have you ever scrolled through your Instagram feed and found yourself lost in a whirlwind of picturesque sunsets, stormy skies, and dreamy landscapes?

You might have wondered, “how to add weather or temperature sticker on an Instagram story” like that?

Well, you’re in for a treat! In this article, we will explore how to add weather to an Instagram story.

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So, grab your umbrella, or perhaps your sunglasses, because I’m about to embark on a journey to make your stories weather-tastically awesome!

Why do People add Weather Stickers to Instagram Stories?

Instagram stories are like our digital diary and weather stickers add authenticity and context to our photos and videos.

Here’s why you absolutely need to add a weather sticker to your Insta-story arsenal:

1. Express the Environment

People love sharing the temperature and weather conditions with their followers, especially when there are extreme weather conditions like scorching hot or when it is freezing.

Snapchat users who have migrated to Instagram love sharing about their environment with the weather on a regular basis.

If someone shares a beach photo with a sunny weather sticker, it provides context about the perfect beach day.

It’s a quick and fun way to share your daily weather mood with your followers.

2. Make Travel Remembering

Let’s talk travel! Have you ever found yourself in a place where the weather goes to the extremes?

Maybe you’re on a serene beach, the sun kissing your skin as you sip coconut water, or you’re in a peculiar situation like witnessing snowfall or a storm.

These are moments that beg to be captured, shared, and remembered.

The temperature sticker becomes your travel buddy, allowing you to document your weather-themed adventures and instantly transport your followers to your location.

3. Express Carpe Diem

While it might seem like a tiny thermometer, the temperature sticker packs a punch in the world of Instagram stories.

It’s a universal language that transcends borders and dialects. It says, “I’m living life to the fullest, and I want you to feel it too!”

You can let your followers walk in your shoes and make them see and feel your surroundings.

Carpe Diem. (It’s a Latin phrase, often translated as “seize the day.”)

How to Add Weather or Temperature Sticker on your Instagram Story

It is pretty easy to put the weather sticker in a story. Just follow the steps below –

  1. Launch the mobile Instagram app.
  2. Swipe right to turn on the Camera.
  3. Take a photo or select any photo from your gallery.
  4. Click on the sticker icon on the top right corner of the screen. It should look like a smiley face drawn on a sticky note.
  1. You can scroll down to select the weather sticker or type “temperature” in the search bar.
  1. The sticker will already have the current temperature and weather conditions displayed.
  2. Once you select it, tap on it to change the temperature unit. You can also move and resize it based on your preference.

If you are still having an issue with adding the temperature sticker, then you should keep reading.

Why is the Temperature Sticker not Showing up and How to Fix it?

There are several reasons why you are not able to use the temperature sticker. Here are the reasons and what you can do to resolve them.

1. Location

Instagram needs access to your location to display the correct temperature and weather conditions of that place.

If you have the ‘Location’ on in your phone and the issue is still not fixed then it means that Instagram doesn’t have access to the ‘Location’ settings.

Make sure to go to your phone settings, search for Instagram’s permissions, and give it access to the location.

Here’s how you can give location access to Instagram –

For iPhone users

  1. Go to your phone “Settings
  2. Select “Privacy and security
  3. Then tap on “Location Services”
  4. Scroll the app list until you find Instagram and turn it on.

You can choose to only turn on “Ask next time or when I share” if you don’t want to give too much access.

For Android users –

  1. Go to your phone settings
  2. Choose “Apps
  3. Find Instagram in the list and select “Permissions
  4. Tap on “Location” and choose how much access you want to give

If your issue of temperature is not resolved, then go back here and turn on ‘Precise Location’ for the time being.

Turn it back off when you are done creating your story.

2. VPN

It is possible that the weather sticker is not showing the right temperature.

It could be due to an unstable internet connection or because of the use of VPN.

The best way to resolve the issue would be to turn off VPN and Location on your phone.

Turn the location on again and don’t use VPN until you have posted the story.

3. Outdated App

If you ever encounter a problem on Instagram, make sure to go to the app store and check if there’s an update.

Instagram fixes all the issues ASAP and rolls out an update so their users can have a seamless experience at all times.

Before going for a trip, always check for the latest updates on all of your social media platforms just in case so that you don’t get stuck while traveling when there isn’t a stable internet connection.

4. Poor Network Connection

Speaking of a stable internet connection, if you are unable to get a network, you should change the internet carrier.

You can ask someone with a stable internet connection to give you a hotspot on their mobile or get access to a Wi-Fi connection if possible.

There’s no troubleshooting internet connection. You either have it or you have to get it.

5. System Servers are Down

There are some routine maintenance that keeps the Instagram servers loaded regularly.

If you have tried everything, then it is safe to assume that the Instagram servers are down at the moment. You can just try again later.


Hopefully, you will now be able to add weather and temperature to your Instagram story.

This is a handy way to show off all the fun you have on a hill station in summer or the sunny beaches you explore in the winter.

But this is not the only sticker in the Instagram’s arsenal. Check out all the stickers in the sticker panel.

Keep an eye out for all the stickers that you like in the stories of your friends. You will get some ideas while scrolling and when it is time for you to upload a story, you will already know which stickers to use.