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How to use Instagram Stories filters | Social networks

Instagram has several types of filters to use in Stories. The effects can apply elements to the user's face, such as masks that simulate animals and characters, customized frames or graphic shapes in motion. In addition, there is still the option of inserting 3D objects in posts using augmented reality, and exclusive effects created in partnership with celebrities from around the world.

Instagram filters can be added to photos, videos and boomerangs published in the stories, and are available on the effects carousel located at the bottom of the screen. It is also possible to "get" a filter from a story by another user. Check out how to save effects below and get to know all types of filters available to use on Instagram Stories.

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Instagram Stories won a variety of filters produced by users of the social network Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudoInstagram Stories won a variety of filters produced by users of the social network Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

Instagram Stories won a variety of filters produced by users of the social network Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

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How to add filters in Instagram Stories

If you want to use a friend's filter, just touch the name of the effect that is displayed at the top of the screen while you view his story. This way, you will copy the filter and be able to create your own stories using that animation.

  It is possible to copy a filter used by a friend in Instagram Stories Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes  It is possible to copy a filter used by a friend in Instagram Stories Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

It is possible to copy a filter used by a friend in Instagram Stories Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

These effects add animated 3D items to the environment in which the user is, thanks to augmented reality technology. The filter can be used in photos, but it is more interesting and creative in video recordings, which should preferably be captured with the rear camera.

To use, select an available augmented reality filter and position the camera on a flat surface. Then, touch the location where the 3D object will be inserted. Note that when moving the camera sideways, the object remains fixed in that location, as if it were part of the environment. It is possible to increase or decrease the object and record the videos normally.

Instagram augmented reality filters add 3D elements to the user's environment Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesInstagram augmented reality filters add 3D elements to the user's environment Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Instagram augmented reality filters add 3D elements to the user's environment Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Instagram filters

The sponsored filters are available after following the official profile of a celebrity who has a partnership with Instagram. Worldwide, artists like Kylie Jenner and Ariana Grande and brands like Disney have their own effects. In Brazil, the filter by singer Anitta is one of the most famous among users.

To use, follow the artist's profile on Instagram for this example, we use the singer Anitta. Then, open a new story and see the available filters. The artist's sponsored filter appears on the carousel. Touch the screen to switch between the options available in this case, the filter offers a pair of sunglasses and a visor, in addition to makeup.

Anitta has a sponsored filter for her Instagram followers Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesAnitta has a sponsored filter for her Instagram followers Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Anitta has a sponsored filter for her Instagram followers Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Video filters and boomerangs

These filters create animations and add animated effects that are best viewed on videos. There are several types of filters of this type, such as frames, hearts, colored fires, geometric and psychedelic effects. Some of them also create funny distortions on the face, leaving the recording in a good mood. To use, select an item on the carousel and watch the animation on the screen. Then, press the capture button to record the videos.

Filters create various animated effects on Instagram Stories videos Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesFilters create various animated effects on Instagram Stories videos Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Filters create various animated effects on Instagram Stories videos Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

To apply a filter to a boomerang, select the "Boomerang" option in the bottom menu and then activate the desired effect. Then press the capture button to record the animation.

Boomerangs can also receive filters on Instagram Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesBoomerangs can also receive filters on Instagram Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Boomerangs can also receive filters on Instagram Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Superzoom is a type of video recording that applies specific animated filters to scenes as it strikes the image in an impactful way. Among the options available, there are heart filters, surprise, no, TV show, fire, paparazzo, beats, dramatic, back and forth and sadness. To use, choose the Superzoom option in the bottom menu, and then tap the desired filter. To record a video, press the capture button.

Instagram Superzoom has its own filters Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesInstagram Superzoom has its own filters Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Instagram Superzoom has its own filters Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Facial masks add elements to the user's face. One of the most famous cones is the puppy filter. There are also other options, such as sunglasses, kitten and hearts. Some of them have animated actions that are activated when making movements with the face, such as moving the eyebrows or opening the mouth. To use, touch the desired cone. Then, make the movement indicated on the screen to reveal the trick of that filter.

Stories' facial masks insert elements into the Instagram user's face Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesStories' facial masks insert elements into the Instagram user's face Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Stories' facial masks insert elements into the Instagram user's face Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Photos can also receive different filters in Stories. Some examples are more aesthetic and display only colored frames, modify the contour lines of the skin or mirror the image. To use, just touch the cone and preview the effect on the screen.

Simpler effects can also be used on photos in Instagram Stories Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo FernandesSimpler effects can also be used on photos in Instagram Stories Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Simpler effects can also be used on photos in Instagram Stories Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes

Ready! Use the new Instagram filters to create creative Stories.