Instagram has announced a host of new features to further improve the user experience of its mobile apps. The latest update brings different sets of face filters in the camera, a new Rewind feature in videos, hashtag sticker and a new eraser brush. In order to use these features, users need to update their app to the latest version 10.21. The update is available for both iOS and Android users.
The brand has introduced set of eight face filters, which include koala ears, swirling math equations and more. To use this feature, one need to open the camera and tap the new face icon in the bottom right corner and then tap a filter to try it on. Users can also send it to their friends through Instagram Direct or add it to their Instagram story.
The Facebook-owned app has also introduced a new feature in the videos, known as ‘Rewind’. This allows users to make videos that play in reverse.So, for example, one can capture a fountain in motion and share a rewind of the water floating back up. The new feature and can be found next to “Boomerang” and “Hands-Free.”
Further, the latest update also allows you to add more add more context to your story with a new hashtag sticker. All you need to do is just tap the sticker icon at the top right of your screen, select and customise the hashtag, then add it to your story. Other users will be able to tap the hashtag sticker or text to visit the hashtag page and explore related posts.
Lastly, the company has added a new eraser brush when using drawing tools. After you’ve taken a photo or video, select a drawing tool and tap and hold to fill the entire screen with colour. Then, using the eraser brush, you can creatively reveal parts of your photo or video underneath.
However, once again Instagram has bluntly copied the features from its arch rival Snapchat. For your reference, with the latest update, Snapchat has also introduced a new Magic Eraser tool, which helps you remove objects from the photo before sharing them and a emoji drawing through, which allow Snapchat users to draw different lines of emoji onto their photo and videos.