Introducing Face Filters in Live

Posted on September 21, 2017

Starting today, you can play with face filters while sharing live video. Whether you’re channeling a kitten or want to add some stars or rainbow light to your face, you can easily try on face filters while connecting with friends and followers in the moment.

To use face filters in live video, tap the face icon in the bottom right corner before or during your broadcast. Tap any filter to check out a new look, and play around with as many as you’d like. You can also try on the new sunglasses face filter — available exclusively in live video for the next week — and tap to change the scenery reflected in your lenses.

When your broadcast has ended you can share a replay to stories, or choose “Discard” and your live video will disappear from the app as usual.


Face filters in live video will be rolling out globally over the next several weeks. To learn more about this update, check out the Instagram Help Center.

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