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How to use Instagram secret font in Stories texts

How to use Instagram secret font in Stories texts

Like any self-respecting social network, the Instagram (Android | iOS | the web) contains some tricks that the platform itself does not officially reveal to users. One of these functions is the secret font “Papyrus”, which can be used in the stories of the application.

The name is a reference to the word “papyrus” that was used as a writing support in ancient Egypt. For this reason, the font follows the same typographical style that characterizes that time. Want to know how to turn on the secret feature on Instagram? Learn in the tutorial below.

How to use Instagram secret font in Stories texts

Step 1: On your Instagram home screen, open the Stories function by tapping on the circle with your photo or the ‘+’ button to create a new post.

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To use the secret streak on Instagram, let’s first create Stories (screenshot: Caio Carvalho / Canaltech)

Step 2: Take a photo or video in Stories. Then tap on the “Aa” icon in the upper right corner of the screen to open the text option.

Select the tool to write text in Stories. From there the secret source can be used (screenshot: Cayo Carvalho/Canaltech)

Step 3: Find a font that follows the same style as Comic Sans.

Comic Sans font hides the secret font “Papyrus” (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho/Canaltech)

The fourth step: Type the word “Papyrus” (without the quotation marks) and when you’re done writing the text takes on a typography that refers to ancient Egyptian writing.

On the left, the font is still Comic Sans style. However, when the word “papyrus” is written in full (right), it adopts the typographical style of the ancient Egyptian text (screen capture: Cayo Carvalho/Canaltic)

Fifth step: Now just type the text you want, keeping the papyrus font style.

The text you write in the secret font style will be “Papyrus” (Screenshot: Caio Carvalho/Canaltech)

Sixth step: Make your adjustments, such as changing the text color or adding an animated effect to the text.

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Use the editing tools to change the color, background, and effect of the text. If you want, also add GIFs, hashtags, stickers and other items in Stories (screenshot: Caio Carvalho/Canaltech)

Seventh step: When you’re done editing, just tap “Submit” in the bottom right corner of the screen and continue posting your stories.

With everything ready, it’s now time to move on to the last step before publishing stories with the secret source “Papyrus” (screenshot: Caio Carvalho/Canaltech)

ready! You have learned how to use the secret font “Papyrus” on Instagram Stories, and interestingly, the font has not yet been applied in the list of fonts available on the social network.

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