Instagram now introduces face filters for live streams

Instagram live videos will now be more interesting for the users and the viewers alike.


Instagram the popular photo-sharing app is always looking to upgrade its platform in order to provide better experiences to its users. While the company has been adding a lot of new features in its platform, the recent one being the ability to share stories in Direct messages, the app has now added the face filter feature for its live video streams.

Instagram now introduces face filters for live streams


"Starting today, you can play with face filters while sharing live video. Whether you're channeling a kitten or want to add some stars or rainbow light to your face, you can easily try on face filters while connecting with friends and followers in the moment," the company said in its blog post.

Instagram face filters have been there in the app for quite some time now, since May to be exact and it has been available for images and video and images posted to Instagram Story. But now even live videos are getting the same treatment.

So with this newly added feature, it seems that live videos will be more interesting for the users and the viewers alike.

How to use Instagram face filter in Live videos?

To use the face filters in live video, users have to tap the face icon in the bottom right corner before or during their broadcast. They can then tap on any filter to check out a new look, and play around with as many filters they like. Users can also try on the new sunglasses face filter which will be available exclusively in live video from next week. Interestingly, with this filter users can further tap to change the scenery reflected in their lenses.

And after all the broadcast has ended users can share a replay to stories, or choose "Discard" upon which live video will disappear from the app as usual.


As per the company, face filters in the live video will be rolling out globally over the next several weeks. Users can check out the Instagram Help Center to learn more about this update.

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