Facebook-owned popular photo-sharing platform Instagram has now added existing face filters for live video broadcasts as well. Additionally, a new “sunglasses” face filter is available exclusively in live video feature for the next week, it can be tapped to change the scenery reflected in the lenses.
How to use Instagram face filters for live video?
“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,” Instagram blog post noted.
All existing face filters are now available for live video feature on the app.
After the live broadcast ends, the user has the option to share a replay to stories, or choose “discard” option and the live video would disappear from the app.
The Facebook-owned company would roll out face filters in live video globally in the “next several weeks”.
Snapchat represented 38.5 per cent of new signups globally compared with Instagram’s 61.5 per cent in August.
Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012 and the photo-sharing platform has seen its usership grow to 700 million monthly active users (MAU) globally, reports Ians.