Creative Tools for the Holidays

Posted on December 14, 2017

Just in time for the holidays, you’ll see a few new creative tools to help you turn any moment into something fun and entertaining.

New Superzoom Effects

If you’ve been playing with Superzoom to record funny videos with dramatic sound, you can now try out new zoom and sound effects. Tap the music icon to choose from “Bounce,” “Beats,” or “TV Show.” You’ll find “Superzoom” under the record button next to “Boomerang” in the camera. This feature will be rolling out over the next few weeks. Face Filters

You’ll see three new face filters to get into the festive spirit — celebrate the occasion with balloons bursting with confetti, try out different holiday makeup looks or even draw a heart in snow-frosted glass for a friend. To see these face filters, swipe right to open the camera and tap the face icon in the bottom right corner.Stickers

Over the next few weeks, you’ll see a set of holiday stickers for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Whether you’re celebrating winter or summer in December, you’ll see a set of seasonal stickers as well. And, to make it even easier to find your favorite stickers and emojis, you’ll now be able to search for them by keyword in English.Color Filters

If you have an iPhone, you’ll also see an updated set of color filters in the camera. Simply tap the camera icon in the top left of the screen or swipe right from anywhere in feed. Once you’ve captured your moment, swipe left or right to discover different color filters then tap ‘next’ to add to your story or send to friends directly.

To learn more, check out the Instagram Help Center. These updates are available as part of Instagram version 26.0 for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android in Google Play.

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