The stories of Instagram have become in recent years one of the features most used and loved by users. Although they are considered by many as a total copy of Snapchat, they lack the same infinite number of striking filters that the other social network has, hence there are those who choose to use Snapchat as an effects gallery to bring them to their stories on Instagram.
But Instagram has many more filters and effects than it seems . Although when we use the camera we have a limited list of filters provided by Instagram, there is a whole gallery of third-party effects at our fingertips that may have gone unnoticed by you.
How to add more effects to your Instagram Stories
To find more effects on Instagram, all you have to do is tap on the name of any effect in a story , it can be yours or someone you follow. Once you do this, Instagram will show you a bottom panel with several options:
The first gives you the option to test the filter with your camera in real time, you can even publish a story directly with that effect immediately. The second one lets you save that effect on the camera if you don’t already have it, that is, it will appear on the bottom reel when you take a photo or record video.
Finally, if you touch the “More” button you will see a pop-up panel with four options. The ones that matter to us are “Explore effects” and “See more account effects”. The first will take you to the Instagram Effects Gallery .
This is organized by different categories and they show you a small preview of how the effect looks. From there you can try any of those filters live, or add them to your camera. There are many.
The other option is ” See more account effects ” and that simply takes you to the effects gallery of the same creator. Users who create effects for Instagram have an additional icon in their profiles that shows all the filters they have created.
You will always have two buttons: one to test the filter and another to store it in your reel of effects. You will learn that in those galleries there are lots of fun effects and very different from the basic ones that Instagram always puts on you.