Facebook adds Snapchat-like camera filters to Instagram

Janie Parker
May 17, 2017

Instagram is introducing a flurry of new features today, including one that you definitely are familiar with (via another app). These can be sent to friends through Instagram Direct or added to a story. Yet, considering Snap's success with its sponsored Lenses, it is likely only a matter of time before Instagram begins bringing brands onboard. Cool, I guess. If you're looking to add some additional context to your Instagram Stories, hashtag stickers are now a thing. He has also developed tools to monitor brands' early adoption of live-streaming apps, compare Yahoo's and Google's search designs and examine the NFL's YouTube and Facebook video strategies. With these features, your creative ability with these new face features are pretty much endless. With face filters though, the app now offers everything that its biggest competitor does.

Play video in reverse - so if you post a vid of a Coke can spilling everywhere, you can reverse it to look like all the liquid is going back in. Elsewhere, the selfie sticker feature was created to utilise the front-facing camera.

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After you've taken a photo or video, select a drawing tool and tap and hold to fill the entire screen with colour. All of these exciting features are part of v10.21 for Android and iOS. Like with mentions, you can add hashtags using regular text as well and people watching your story will be able to tap the hashtag sticker or text to go to the hashtag page and explore related posts. However, Instagram's implementation is reportedly easier to use and less blurry than Snapchat's. "Good ideas start out in one place and spread all across the industry", said Weil. In fact, the picture-based network will make up 20% of Facebook's domestic mobile revenue this year - up from 15%, last year - eMarketer estimates.

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