Instagram Vs Snapchat - Instagram Adds Similar SnapChat Face Filter Features

 Instagram introduced face filters like SnapChat

Instagram out to kill SnapChat by copying its filter features

Ever since SnapChat reportedly refused to sell to Facebook Inc. CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram has ultimately copied almost all of the app’s features on the image messaging and multimedia mobile application.

In Instagram's latest update in version 10.21 for iOS and Android, they've now introduced face filters in the camera, just like in SnapChat, which they say is; "an easy way to turn an ordinary selfie into something fun and entertaining. Whether you’re sitting on the couch at home or you’re out and about, you can use face filters to express yourself and have playful conversations with friends." You can also reverse the filters just like SnapChat.

Instagram introduced face filters like SnapChat

Read the rest of the full press release describing all the new functions below:

"From math equations swirling around your head to furry koala ears that move and twitch, you can transform into a variety of characters that make you smile or laugh. To see our initial set of eight face filters, simply open the camera and tap the new face icon in the bottom right corner.

Instagram introduced face filters like SnapChat

"Also today, we’re rolling out more creative tools in the camera. You can make videos that play in reverse with “Rewind,” a new camera format next to “Boomerang” and “Hands-Free.” Drop a microphone and watch it fly up into your hand. Capture a fountain in motion and share a rewind of the water floating back up. Experiment with some magic tricks of your own and defy the laws of physics wherever you are.

"You can also add more contexts to your story with a new hashtag sticker. Just tap the sticker icon at the top right of your screen, select and customise the hashtag, then add it to your story. As with mentions, you can also add hashtags using regular text. People watching your story will be able to tap the hashtag sticker or text to visit the hashtag page and explore related posts.

Instagram introduced face filters like SnapChat

"Lastly, you’ll see a new eraser brush when using drawing tools. You can erase other things you’ve drawn and play around with removing colour. 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."

Does this mean the death of SnapChat?


DexterRoona said…
Hi, im really not familiar with SnapChat.. i have written about Instagram a lot from how to grow followers to getting clickable links on posts. Would you be interested in writing a guide to SnapChat for Infobunny? Regards Dexter .... found this post via VCB ;-)
Akintobi Jimoh said…
Hi, Dexter. Thanks for the comment. I would see what I can do about a write-up for SnapChat. As soon as I am ready, I will contact you.

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