Instagram introduces Snapchat-like AR selfie filters

They're all easy to use and will jazz up your photos.

Like Snap's service, Facebook's Stories will disappear 24 hours after users post them. You can now add eight different face filters do your Instagram stories, with just a few taps on your camera app within Instagram.

(Web Desk) - Facebook-owned Instagram has made a decision to launch its own Snapchat-style reality face filters. The decorations include a gold crown and a pair of bunny ears reminiscent of Snapchat's offerings, as well as thick-rimmed glasses. What this means is that it filter detects your face, and will move around as you move.

To use these face filters, simply click the face icon on the bottom right-hand corner. As you might have guessed, this lets you play videos backwards. TechCrunch spotted a test that Instagram is doing around place-based stories, so when you tap a location tag that someone has added to their Story, you can see other Stories added to that location. Now, Instagram just added face filters to its update. This option is located as a separate button below the app's camera shutter button, next to Boomerang and Hands-Free mode. "Experiment with some magic tricks of your own and defy the laws of physics wherever you are", Instagram notes on the same blog, explaining its Rewind feature.

It's no secret that Instagram and Snapchat have gone back and forth for a while, but Snapchat needs to make some serious alterations.

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.

To use the tool first take a photo or video. It follows the launch of Snapchat's own eraser earlier this month that lets you remove objects from a photo by tapping the scissors tool. The final look will be a cool new addition to your stories.

Instagram's new face filters (L) v. Snapchat's lenses. You also must have the iOS version 10.21.


Popular
  • Banks tipped off to new tax: Hinch calls for investigation

    Banks tipped off to new tax: Hinch calls for investigation

    Higher education fee contributions for students will be increased, by a sizeable 7.5 per cent phased in over four years from 2018. An inland rail linking Melbourne and Brisbane will get an $8.4 billion, with the project set to begin in the next financial year.

    White House furious after being trolled with Russia Oval Office photos

    Indeed, the only other president to try to head off an investigation by firing the chief investigator was Richard Nixon. Flynn, was sacked after it came out that he'd met with Kislyak on several occasions but hadn't disclosed the meetings.
    Match Previews: West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea

    Match Previews: West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea

    The Blues are vying to complete the double over West Brom for the first time in six seasons. Here, we look back at five vital games on their road to glory under Antonio Conte.
  • GOP senators search for health care deal

    Eight years ago the Democratic Party was pushing a health care bill of its own, promising a new era for health care in America. The stark reality is that Obamacare is on a trajectory to collapse and is now failing the people of Illinois' 18th district.
    Hamilton sees off Vettel in enthralling Barcelona battle

    Hamilton sees off Vettel in enthralling Barcelona battle

    Valtteri said: "For most of the weekend we've had the edge on Ferrari but in Q3 they raised their game". We were never close enough". "I have been racing for 24, 25 years and it feels like the first win".

    Bash on Windows 10 gets support for Fedora and SuSE

    The Offline Folders feature is available now on Android for Office 365 Personal and Home customers and OneDrive business accounts. Belfiore also discussed Windows Timeline, which he said will be the "easiest way to get back to whetever you were working on".
  • Mother's Day: The most Special day of all

    Mother's Day: The most Special day of all

    Deepika Padukone: Love you maa. "After all, you can do them tomorrow!" The little things that deplete you really don't matter. Just another kid going through life, so anxious that I won't be accepted. "I'll have somewhere to go this Sunday evening".

    Ransomware cyberattack threat lingers as people return to work, turn on computers

    The US Treasury Department said it will play a "leading role" in protecting the global financial system's IT infrastructure. Fortunately, security researchers @benkow_ spotted the domain and Matthieu Suiche registered the kill switch today.
    8 tweets define Game 4 stinker between Sens, Rangers

    8 tweets define Game 4 stinker between Sens, Rangers

    Karlsson played during the first round with two microfractures in one of his feet from blocking a shot late in the regular season. Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault not only echoed Zibanejad's sentiments Wednesday, he took them a step further.
  • Blue Jays place LHP Liriano on DL because of sore shoulder

    Blue Jays place LHP Liriano on DL because of sore shoulder

    Smoak was a classic 'Three True Outcomes ' guy as 48.9 percent of his trips to the dish resulted in a strikeout, walk or home run. Justin Smoak also hit a home run, a two-run shot in the sixth inning, for the Blue Jays (17-21), who have won five straight.
    North Korea says it will seek extradition of plot culprits

    North Korea says it will seek extradition of plot culprits

    Moon for what lies ahead as he and his fellow liberals take charge after years of conservative rule. The leaders spoke by telephone a day after Moon was sworn in to replace the ousted Park Geun-hye.

    After James Comey firing, Democrats call for special prosecutor in Russian Federation probe

    The White House also issued a timeline claiming how Trump lost confidence in Comey over the course of the last several months. It's possible that CNN's source got it wrong. "I know that some are obsessed with the word Russia, Russia, Russia".

CONNECT