With over a billion users on its platform, Instagram is undoubtedly the biggest photo-sharing app in today’s world. People post images, make reels and also put up stories based on their personal preferences. Many of us love to share our own thoughts and snaps from real life, but some still figure out certain features that the platform provides while posting anInstastory.
One of the most engaging yet simple ways to make your stories IG is by using the latest filters regularly. Here’s how you can use, download or save filters or effects on your account:
How to search the filters
In order to put up a story, firstly, you need to click on the story adding with a ‘+’ sign on the top left corner of your home screen. Once you’ve opened the camera, now you need to swipe left from near the shutter button to go to the ‘Browse Effects’ category.
Tapping on that will enable multiple options and a vast variety of interesting effects. Each filter has its own unique effect, and the majority of it can also be used on selfies. If you wish to search a specific filter, type the filter’s name on the search bar located at the top of it.
How to save the filters searched
Now that you’ve reached all probable options of your filters, you might be wondering how to preserve that particular filter that you liked the most. Therefore to save that particular filter, tap on that and then tap on the download option at the bottom right corner of the screen. The filter will be saved in your camera section. You also have the option to try the filter before downloading it. Later, if you wish to use the effect, just try it out in the camera section
How to download filters used by other users
We often come across someone else’s story using awesome filters; in order to use the same, it’s important to download it for usage later. Just tap on the displayed name on the topleft corner of the screen, you’ll see a ‘save filter’ option. Tapping on it will secure the filter downloaded in the camera section alongside all your other filters.
Now, to use that filter, you just need to go to your Instagram camera section,and scroll left and right through the effects unless you find the desired one. That effect will be available in that carousel.
Downloading your own story
The latest update of Instagram also allows you to download your own story along with all the audio and effects involved in the screen. This is usually for archiving memories for external use. In order to download your story, find anarrow button pointing downwards and click on it.
After seconds of buffering, you’re ready to post your story not only on the Instagram platform but also in other social media apps. The story gets saved in the form of a video, and you can access it from the gallery