One of the key features of Snapchat is it’s AR based face filters. They actually made it popular among users which made other companies add AR filters to their apps. While such filters are mostly found in the photos, but Instagram has added AR based face filters to their Live Streaming feature. While going live, users can tap on the face icon and chose the filters they wanna use. The filters can be changed during the ongoing live streaming. Once you are done with the streaming, you can either delete the streaming or post as a story.
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 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.
When your broadcast has ended you can share a replay to stories, or choose “Discard” and your live video will disappear from the app as usual.
Face filters in live video will be rolling out globally over the next several weeks. To learn more about this update, check out the Instagram Help Center.