Instagram rolled out a new snazzy feature, which allows users to use face filters while sharing a live video last week and has now made the glasses filter available across their app on Android and iOS.
The new sunglasses face filter, rolled out first exclusively for live videos, is now available for use with Boomerang, Rewind and other camera formats and creative tools.
When this filter is applied, users can tap to change the scenery reflected on the glasses.
“Today, you’ll see a new face filter in the camera that lets you choose the perfect pair of shades that can transport you to locations all over the world – even if you’re just hanging out in your bedroom,” the company wrote in a blog post.
“Simply tilt your head back or tap the screen to try out different sunglasses and change the scenery reflected in your lenses. Move your head to reveal more of the scenery and explore the place you’re visiting — from the streets of Paris to a secluded forest or an island in Japan.”
The new feature will be available as part of Instagram version 10.21 and higher for iOS and Android in their respective app stores.
Introduced by Snapchat, face filters are the latest fad in the world of social media and successful platforms like the Facebook-owned Instagram are doing well in capitalizing on it by making it accessible everywhere possible.
In a bid to boost the popularity of Stories on the platform, Instagram released an update earlier this month giving users the ability to check out Instagram stories via the web version of the app on desktops and also on smartphones.