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Instagram Adds “Face Filters” in its Newest Update More tools coming to the 'Stories' feature

Instagram Face Filters

What else will we continue to see implemented into Instagram Stories?

Instagram has launched an update to its ‘Stories’ feature that will now include Snapchat-like “Face” filters.

Today, we’re introducing face filters, an easy way to turn an ordinary selfie into something fun and entertaining. Whether you’re sitting on the couch at home or you’re out and about, you can use face filters to express yourself and have playful conversations with friends. Simply open the camera and tap the new face icon in the bottom right corner. Tap a filter to try it on and send it to your friends or add it to your story. They even work with Boomerang! Also today, we’re rolling out three new creative tools. Make videos that play in reverse with “Rewind,” add context to your story with a hashtag sticker and get creative with the eraser brush. Instagram has always been the place you can go to turn regular moments into something you can’t wait to share. Now, you have more fun and easy ways to express yourself and connect with the people you care about most. To learn more about today’s updates, check out These updates are available as part of Instagram version 10.21 for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android in Google Play.

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Available now on iOS and Android, these filters are “an easy way to turn an ordinary selfie into something fun and entertaining,” the company says. Not only do they work with a photo or video, they also work with the IG’s Boomerang tool – something that is unique to Instagram.


Along with flower crowns and koala ears, the photo sharing app has also added a “Reverse” feature to its videos, so now you can turn yourself into a Jedi picking up things from the ground without even bending down.

You can also now add “hashtag stickers” to your stories to “add more context to your story”. With these stickers, those who view your story can tap the hashtag and visit the hashtag page to explore related content from other Instagram users.

Finally, IG has added the eraser brush to go along with other drawing tools. With it, you can remove segments of your post to creatively reveal some aspect of it.

What’s your favorite new tool from Instagram’s newest update? Let us know down below!

Luis Seijo

Texas State University | 👟🍴🏀👨🏻‍💻

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