Instagram has more than a billion active users and is the most used photo-sharing platform in the world. Instagram is not only available for smartphones, but also on desktop computers.
The photo-sharing platform offers a smooth user experience, with many filters and effects. This makes it more popular and encourages people to share their stories using the visual medium.
Stories are the main feature of Instagram Stories. It allows users to share their day via photos or videos that disappear within 24 hours. You can make your stories more interesting and enjoyable by adding filters or effects that you may have seen on other profiles. How do you find those filters? And how can you recreate the effect your friend used in their story? Let’s have a look.
How to download and search filters
First, open Instagram’s camera by clicking left on the screen and then moving to the newsfeed section.
If it is your first story, you will need to tap the “Your Story” icon.
Tap in the “+” sign at the top of the app to post a new story. Then, select ‘Story from the carousel.
To access the “Browse Effects” option, swipe left near the shutter button.
Click on the button to open a list of effects that you can save to you account. There are many filters that you can choose from, which you will see by clicking tabs at the top.
You can search for specific filters by entering its name into the search bar at the top.
Tap on an effect to save it, then click on the Download option in the lower-right corner.
You can save the filter to your Camera Section. The filter can also be downloaded to your Camera section. You can find the filter in your Camera Section if you wish to apply it.
How to save and download filters for your camera
You can download the exact same effect/filter if you find one that is being used by someone in your list.
Tap the icon in the upper-left corner to download the filter.
The bottom of the screen will show you an option to save your effect. Click on “Save Effect” to save the effect on your camera.
You can use this filter by going to Instagram and scrolling through the filters at the bottom. Swipe left or right to access them. This effect can be saved to your carousel.