Thursday, 22 June, 2017

Instagram now offers Snapchat-style Face Filters

Instagram adds augmented reality face filters Instagram apes Snapchat yet again with face filters
Devin Neal | 17 May, 2017, 01:23

Starting on Tuesday, users of the social media app will be able to select one of eight filters to enhance their posts. Instagram says no. At TechCrunch Disrupt, the company's product head Kevin Weil explained why.

You can add a hashtag to a story with text, or the new hashtag stick. It will enable you to see things fly back in time when you have completed the process to capture that instant - with the touch of a button. "When you're done recording, you can send it to your best friends through Instagram Direct or add it to your story". He has also developed tools to monitor brands' early adoption of live-streaming apps, compare Yahoo's and Google's search designs and examine the NFL's YouTube and Facebook video strategies.

Instagram Stories have already eclipsed Snapchat's userbase (200m vs 166m) and you can feel it as the majority of people begin moving away from Snap.

Instagram hasn't really suffered during the rise of Snapchat; it's now growing faster than ever after surpassing the 700 million user milestone. Facebook has also improved upon every core Snapchat feature, adding features and user experience (UX) polish, and opening the camera platform to developers in addition to an active user base with which Snapchat can't compete. Rewind allows you to take a video, and have it play backwards within the app - which will basically take your mic drops to a whole new level.

Salve charged Re 1 for fighting Jadhav's case at ICJ: Swaraj
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The Facebook-owned company has launched a copy of Snapchat's popular selfie-enhancing feature.

All of this is available in the latest Instagram release, which is available now on Android and iOS. This lets you fill the entire image with color, then selectively erase sections to reveal the photo beneath. "Good ideas start out in one place and spread all across the industry", said Weil.

Instagram is owned by Facebook, which tried to purchase Snapchat for a reported $3 billion in 2013 but was rebuffed by CEO Evan Spiegel. "It's a format, and it's going to be adopted widely".

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