The next time you go live for your Instagram followers, you’ll be able to spice it up with some face filters.
The fun filters, stickers, and effects with which you bedeck your Instagram photos are now available for live video, Instagram has announced.
All you need to do is tap the face icon in the bottom right corner of your screen during your broadcast. Filter options will appear; tap one to see how it looks.
Alongside the video functionality comes a new filter exclusively for live video: the “Sunglasses” face filter. The filter will place virtual sunglasses on your face with reflective lenses. Tap the lenses to change what’s reflected in them, and maybe trick your viewers into thinking you’re in a way cooler place than you are.
And, like always, you can share a replay of your live video to Stories, so those who missed your filter extravaganza can catch up a bit later.
If you don’t have the feature yet, keep an eye out — Instagram is rolling it out over the next several weeks.
I, for one, look forward to finally showing my appreciation for the Early Bird filter the next time I go live.