After you capture a photo with a face filter, you can use Instagram's existing markup features to draw over the image, add stickers, and more. Once you are done, share the video or photo, and the filter will be a part of it. Instagram's "Face Filters" are live just like the ones on Snapchat.
Besides just face filters, Instagram is also introducing a rewind mode for the camera. It has updated eight such filters including various crowns, animals like koala, rabbit and a spinning math equation.
Now, you've been given the option to be more playful in a conversation with the use of any of the face filters. None of the filter is an exact copy of Snapchat's filters, but the bigger trend is that Instagram Stories still look very similar to Snapchat Stories.
A new update is rolling out for Instagram today which adds a bunch of new features - including a few more borrowed from Snapchat.
Yup, that's right. Less than a year after introducing Stories, face filters are finally being added to Instagram.
A new Eraser tool lets you remove some animations and doodles you have added. Elsewhere, the selfie sticker feature was created to utilise the front-facing camera. The you can select the eraser tool, the fourth tool that is all the way on the right before the word "done" at the top of your screen when you have the drawing tools open. Tap to view and try on different filters for your face.
But I suppose if you've never used Snapchat's selfie lenses or couldn't figure them out, sure, why not?
The augmented reality face filters will work with both front and the back camera. If it still doesn't appear, you may just have to wait, as Instagram says the feature will roll out globally in the coming weeks.
You can add a hashtag to a story to let viewers explore related photos and videos. Rewind joins Boomerangs as a quirky Instagram video format, letting you shoot clips that play in reverse. However, you might be wondering where is the hashtag sticker in Instagram stories - and if you are, you're in luck: Here's how you get to it.