The instagram stories have become in recent years one of its most used and loved by users. Although they are considered by many as a total copy of Snapchat, they lack the same infinity of eye-catching filters that the other social network has, hence there are those who choose to use Snapchat as a gallery of effects to bring them to their stories on Instagram.
But Instagram has many more filters and effects than it seems. Although when we use the camera we have a limited list of filters provided by Instagram, there is a whole gallery of third-party effects at our disposal that may have gone unnoticed by you.
How to add more effects to your camera on Instagram
To find more effects on Instagram all you have to do is tap on the name of any effect in a story, it can be yours or someone you follow. Once you do this, Instagram will show you a lower panel with several options:
The first gives you the option to test the filter with your camera in real time, you can even post a story directly with that effect right away. The second lets you save that effect in the camera if you don’t already have it, that is, it will appear on the bottom reel when you take a photo or record video.
Finally, if you touch the “More” button you will see a pop-up panel with four options. The ones that matter to us are “Explore effects” and “See more account effects”. The first will take you to the Instagram Effects Gallery.
This is organized by different categories and they show you a small preview of what the effect looks like. From there you can test any of those filters live, or add them to your camera. There are so many.
The other option is “See more account effects“and that simply takes you to the gallery of effects from the same creator. Users who create effects for Instagram have an additional icon in their profiles that shows all the filters they have created.
You will always have two buttons: one to test the filter and another to save it to your effects reel. You will learn that in those galleries there are tons of fun and very different effects to the basics that Instagram always gives you.