Instagram copies Snapchat again, adds camera filters

  • Instagram copies Snapchat again, adds camera filters

Instagram copies Snapchat again, adds camera filters

Lastly, you'll now have the option to add "hashtag stickers" to your stories so people viewing them can tap the hashtag and view similar posts.

To get the new features first update your Instagram app.

Allow us to fill you in on the gram-worthy new developments we've discovered. Here's how to use them. This feature was a clone of Snapchat's photo and video posts, which are shared by users and disappear after 24 hours. Instagram has reportedly not yet announced any plans to monetise the filters through sponsorships a la Snapchat, with a spokesperson telling Business Insider "we have no plans to offer sponsored face filters at this time". For instance, Instagram's face filters can make you look like a koala or a rabbit, while some of Snapchat's past lenses can put a flower crown on your head or make it look like you're puking rainbows. Both the rainbow and dog-ear filters made appearances in Snapchat's parent company Snap's recent IPO filings. Once you have the filters pulled up swipe to see them all and select one, to use one simply click on it. Stories, if you'll recall, are a really cool concept that Instagram totally invented and didn't steal, which allow you to share little snippets of your day with your followers.

Instagram is also adding a few other features to the app on Tuesday, May 16. 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.

A new rewind mode plays videos you record in reverse.

After Instagram stole Snapchat's well-liked Stories product back in August, it took less than a year for Instagram Stories users to surpass Snapchat's entire user base.

Instagram's copy of Snapchat is nearly complete. You can also use the new eraser tool to edit any drawings that you add with your new face-filter stories. There are also new hashtag stickers that you can customize with whatever subject matter to need to include on your images and clips. It can even be used for removing color. Instagram has just released a bunch of new features, including the new Instagram face filters! These will help make your Instagram's more interactive with friends.