Instagram wants to 'enhance your beauty' with their awesome new features

By Pam Magwaza
17 May 2017

Flower crowns! Flower crowns everywhere!

"Turn an ordinary selfie into something fun and entertaining."

Instagram has finally added an exciting new feature to its Stories function -- which makes them well, way more 'fun and entertaining' to make. The Facebook-owned app has introduced face filters that change your surroundings to make your selfies look pretty nifty. Using face detection, you can even put a crown on your head, give yourself bunny ears, turn yourself into a cute pug or "enhance your beauty" live.

"Tap a filter to try it on, and keep an eye out for ones that work with a friend. Take a photo or video using the front- or back-facing camera — they even work with Boomerang, so you can easily add an unexpected twist to what you share," the gppd folks from the social media platform wrote on their page.

If you're thinking this sounds a little too familiar, you might just be right... Although this is an amazing new feature for Instagram, it has probably left Instagram's biggest competitor, Snapchat seething. Snapchat users were quick to point out the not-so-subtle similarities between the two platforms' functionalities.

Some users snarkily pointed out that Snapchat should have agreed when Facebook asked to buy it. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel famously rejected Mark Zuckerbrug's $3 million offer to purchase the platform in 2014.

According to Instagram, over 200 million people use their stories feature daily. Snapchat reported in March that they have 166 million users on their app daily.

Sources: NYpost , Viral Thread, Instagram blog

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