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Apr 12, 2001

Popular social network Instagram was today updated with a number of improvements that are designed to give users more ways to edit their content before sharing it.


Instagram has added more than 20 new filters that can be used to tweak the look of images, and this is the first time in several years that filters have been updated. Some of the filters add subtle color changes, while others change the look entirely by adding blur and other effects. All of the filters have an intensity slider to tweak the final look.

Alongside the new filters, the posting interface has been simplified. It's easier to find specific images from the camera roll thanks to improved previews and the ability to zoom and search by keyword.

Instagram is using its Segment Anything AI model to give users the ability to create custom stickers from their own photos and videos, or from eligible photos and videos shared on Instagram. These features are being tested, and may not be accessible to everyone.

For Reels, Instagram is testing options for scaling, cropping, and rotating individual clips, plus there are options to add from the clip hub for creating "more memeable content." The Reels interface is being updated to make it easier to locate tools like Voiceover, and undo and redo functionality is being added.

There are 10 new English text-to-speech voices to choose from to have Instagram read text content, and there are six new text fonts and styles to work with. Note that these features are rolling out and are not available to all users at this time.

Instagram is a free app, and more information on the changes can be found on the Instagram blog.

Article Link: Instagram Adds New Filters, Support for Custom Stickers From Photos


macrumors 601
Aug 14, 2010
Brooklyn, NY
Unfortunately it is still huge. Not a fan of Meta but I believe this is their biggest growth area as Facebook is slowing way down.
Insta will be slowing way down as well in a few years unless Gen Z decides to use it more as they age. Right now, many only post occasionally, some I know can go months without posting anything.
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macrumors member
Oct 12, 2022
I finally deleted Instagram from my phone a couple weeks ago. I installed a web app on my Mac, so now I only use it at my desk.

Big quality of life boost!
I also deleted Instagram a couple of months ago. I occasionally open it up in the browser on my computer (which is far less addictive) primarily to keep in touch with a few people, and every time I do I encourage people to message me on iMessage instead. +1 on the quality of life boost.
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macrumors member
Oct 13, 2022
How bout letting us view our followers on our timeline? Rather then 1 post from someone you want to follow, followed by a half dozen suggested posts? It's always been jacked up, but it's worse than ever at this point.
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