Like any self-respecting social network, Instagram (Android | iOS | the web) contains a few tips that the platform itself does not officially reveal to users. One of these functions is the “Papyrus” secret font, which can be used in the stories of the app.
The name refers to the word “papyrus” which was used as a writing medium in ancient Egypt. For this reason, the font follows the same typographic style that characterized this era. Do you want to know how to activate the secret function on Instagram? Learn in the tutorial below.
How to Use Instagram Secret Police in Stories Texts
Step 1: On your Instagram home screen, open the Stories feature by tapping the circle with your photo or the ‘+’ button to create a new post.
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2nd step: Take a photo or video in Stories. Then tap the “Aa” icon in the upper right corner of the screen to open the text option.
Step 3: Find a font that follows the same styling as Comic Sans.
The fourth step: Type the word “Papyrus” (without the quotes) and when you are done writing, the text adopts a typography that refers to ancient Egyptian writing.
Fifth step: Now just type in whatever text you want, keeping the papyrus font style.
Sixth step: Make your adjustments, like changing the text color or adding an animated effect to the text.
Seventh step: When you’re done editing, just hit “Submit” in the lower right corner of the screen and continue posting your stories.
ready! You have learned how to use the secret font “Papyrus” on Instagram Stories, and oddly enough, the font has not yet been applied in the list of fonts available on the social network.
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