What Is October Dump?
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What Is October Dump On Instagram?

Zoe Kramer November 1, 2022

If you’ve been spending time on Instagram recently, you’ve likely seen people posting their ‘October Dump’ on their stories. But what is this trend, and where did it get started?

What Is The Meaning Of October Dump?

For a long time now, Instagram has been host to a trend called ‘Add Yours.’ With the Add Yours feature, users can view a caption that someone has shared via a sticker and add their own story with the same caption. These stickers allow trends to become widespread across the platform. These trends are usually simple concepts that everyone has photos of, making sharing them especially easy. Popular examples from the past include ‘who are you in love with,’ ‘favourite photo of the summer,’ and ‘your best sunset.’ Then, anyone who sees your story can add theirs, and you compile a collaborative album.

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October Dump is the latest of these Add Yours trends. The trend is an open opportunity for people on Instagram to share any number of activities they got up to in the month of October. From autumnal themed activities like pumpkin picking and making leaf piles, to everyday get togethers and nights out with friends, to Halloween hijinks, this trend covers a wide array of fall territory.

How To Do October Dump On Instagram

If you want to jump on the trend, simply search for the user called JypsyFix. On this profile, click the Instagram Stories bubble and locate ‘Your October Dump.’ Once you select Add Yours, you will be able to access the sticker when you add to your story.

If you have other ideas for photos you want to share or see from your friends, you can make your own stickers, too. Simply select the Add Yours sticker when you create a new story and write whatever caption strikes your fancy. Prompts can bring up fun memories, show off your best photography or even support a cause. One Add Yours prompt planted trees for every pet photo that was added. You can see the responses to your prompt by going back to your story and tapping the sticker.

If the Add Yours feature isn’t working for you, there are a number of ways to resolve this. First, try closing and re-opening the app. If that doesn’t work, double check that Instagram is updated to the latest update. If you’re still not having any luck, look up whether the feature has been rolled out in your area.

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Zoe Kramer has been writing for GRV Media’s student-centric website Freshered since October 2022 and is now also contributing to HITC. She graduated from Cardiff University in 2022 with a BA in Journalism, Media and English Literature. During her time in university, she worked for her student newspaper as well as completing an internship with a book publisher. She has also written and continues to write book and theatre reviews. She is excited to now be pursuing a career as a journalist and learning something new every day. In particular, she loves writing about student life, books, the Internet, and travel. Originally from the United States, she is enjoying living abroad in the UK.