The festive season is around the corner and Christmas bug is biting us and we’re scrambling, trying to finish all the shopping and holiday festivities. While Facebook-owned Instagram is rolling out an update that brings a chuck full of holiday spirit.
There are three new festive face filters to enjoy a heart in snow-frosted glass effect, holiday makeup look and a gold and silver ballon overlay, complete with digital confetti. To see these face filters, swipe right to open the camera and tap the face icon in the bottom right corner.
The company has added a set of new sounds for the Superzoom effect. Users will be able to choose from Beats, Bounce and TV Show sounds. This feature will be rolled out soon.
The sticker library will soon be expanded with a range of holiday stickers for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, including ice skates, penguins, winter clothing, snowflakes and more.
Users who have an iPhone, you’ll also see an updated set of colour filters in the camera. You need to simply tap the camera icon in the top left of the screen or swipe right from anywhere in the feed. Once you’ve captured your moment, swipe left or right to discover different colour filters then tap ‘next’ to add to your story or send to friends directly.
To recall, Instagram is testing new waters. The company is trying out an app for private messages called Direct. 'Direct' will be a standalone app, which could also be the company’s first step towards separating the messaging feature from its core app. Quite similar to what Facebook had done by shutting down the message feature in the app....