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Meet the Artists Behind the #KindComments Murals

Throughout the new few months, we’re continuing our global initiative to turn walls in cities around the world into colorful beacons inspiring #KindComments. All the murals are created by artists from our global community. Visit a wall and take a photo or video in front of the wall to share a #kindcomment and make someone’s…

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Strengthening Our Commitment to Safety and Kindness for 800 Million

Today, we’re announcing new tools and programs to keep Instagram a safe and positive place for self-expression. Since the beginning, we’ve tried to make Instagram a welcoming place for everyone. Our community has grown to 800 million, with 500 million using it every day. It’s more important than ever to strengthen our commitment to safety…

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Meet the Artists Behind the Kindness Stickers in Instagram Stories

Turn any photo or video into a visual expression of kindness by using the new heart-shape sticker collection. All six stickers were made by artists from our global community. When you see a kindness sticker in someone’s story, tap it to find out who created it. We invite you to meet all the artists who…

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Introducing New Stickers for the Changing Seasons

Today we’re introducing new stickers to mark the changing seasons around the world. If you are in the northern hemisphere, you’ll see a new cozy sticker pack for autumn complete with expressive acorns, falling leaves, warm beanies and cups of tea. And for those in the southern hemisphere, flowers, kits and happy sprouts help you…

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Introducing Face Filters in Live

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…

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More Ways to Reply with a Photo in Direct

Starting today, you can make text messages in Direct more expressive by adding a visual backdrop. Whether you want to pair your message with a selfie or a colorful background, it’s easier than ever to share exactly how you feel. After you type your message, simply tap the camera, capture your disappearing photo and tap…

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Fun New Face Filter to Try with Friends

Today, we’re rolling out a new face filter to give you more ways to turn an ordinary selfie into something fun and entertaining. Inspired by the road trip filter we launched earlier this year, now you can jump on your motorcycle and open your mouth to rush down the road. Bring a friend along for…

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New Ways to Share Instagram Stories

Starting today, you can share stories with your friends in Direct. From stories you follow on surfing to stories about your best friend’s cat, now you have more ways to share the stories you love. Sharing a story in Direct is as easy as sharing a post from your feed. When you discover a story…

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Express Yourself with New Face Filters

Today, we’re rolling out a fun way to express how you’re feeling with weather-inspired face filters. Now, you can share your emotions through a happy sun, a sad raincloud, an angry thunderstorm or a laid-back sun. Try them on and watch the mood change, and combine with other creative tools to add that personal touch….

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Bringing Instagram Stories to Mobile Web

Starting today, you can watch stories on instagram.com. You’ll see stories at the top of your feed, and you can tap to watch them. To skip or go back to a story, you can tap the right and left arrows. Stories has quickly become an important part of the Instagram experience — over 250 million…

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