Instagram brings a new Face Filter feature to its App

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Instagram's face filters will work whether you're using the front or the back camera on your phone. Slowly Instagram began adding features from Snapchat, like fancy text, and stickers.

In an update rolling out to Instagram users today, the Stories camera has a new face icon with eight filters that transform you into a different version of yourself.

Instagram users will now be able to choose from a range of filters including koala ears that move and twitch as well as math equations that spin to create humorous effects. The decorations include a gold crown and a pair of bunny ears reminiscent of Snapchat's offerings, as well as thick-rimmed glasses. The filters are powered by augmented reality so they overlay on your face in a realistic manner. Then, using the eraser brush, you can creatively reveal parts of your photo or video underneath.




You can then send it to your best friends through Instagram Direct or add it to your story. Those filters have proven to be popular with Snapchat users, so it's no surprise to see them appear in Instagram, which is also fighting for dominance in the disappearing messages game.

As the name suggests, the Rewind tool lets you make videos that play in reverse and it joins the other camera formats Boomerang and Hands-Free. There's another significance for these filters in the Instagram app as they work not only with normal image/video capturing but also with Boomerang. In sticker form, you can tap the hashtag to see other public posts that have used that tag. With the eraser brush users can erase things they've drawn and replace it with something else, or play around with color. After taking a photo or video, users can select a drawing tool and tap and hold to fill the entire screen with color.

You can preview some of the filters in the promo video below.

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