Instagram’s New Updates Look Very Familiar

Instagram is introducing a bunch of new features most that look a little bit familiar…

“Today, we’re introducing face filters in the camera, an easy way to turn an ordinary selfie into something fun and entertaining,” their press release reads. “Whether you’re sitting on the couch at home or out and about, face filters help you express yourself and have playful conversations with friends.”

That’s right. Less than a year after introducing Instagram’s own stories, face filters are finally being added to the app. Here are all of the deets for your next selfie.

Face Filters

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Sound familiar? Instagram’s first set of face filters will include everything “from math equations swirling around your head to furry koala ears that move and twitch,” according to the press release. It’ll also include a golden goddess crown and bunny ears.

To use this new feature, swipe into the camera and tap the new icon in the bottom right corner to try on eight different face filters. You can take a photo, video, Boomerang, or use Instagram’s new “rewind” mode using the face filters.

Hashtag Stickers

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You can also add hashtags to your stories now via text or with a hashtag sticker. This helps add personality and reach to photos.

Eraser Brush

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Instagram is also introducing an eraser brush that allows you to erase things you’ve drawn in your stories or even play around with removing color from sections of your drawings.

How does it work? First, you’ll want to take a photo then, using a drawing tool, “tap and hold to fill the entire screen with color,” according to the press release. Then, go back in using the new eraser brush to “creatively reveal parts of your photo or video underneath.”


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If you’reĀ obsessed with creating Boomerangs, you’ll love this new camera format that allows you to record video in reverse on Instagram. To use it, you’ll find “Rewind” next to “Boomerang” and “Hands-Free” in the camera tool.

Looks like Instagram is trying to give Snapchat a run for their money. Let’s see who wins out. The new filters dropped today so head over to your Instagram and have some fun with your new story.

[H/T Marie Claire]

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