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How to Use “Which Are You” Filters on Instagram

How to Use “Which Are You” Filters on Instagram

Instagram trends come and go, but the “Which Are You” filters have proven themselves to stand the test of time. You’ve probably seen these filters on your friends’ Stories, where small signs appear on your forehead to help label you as a character from all sorts of media. If you’d like to try them out but don’t know how, we’re here to help.

In this guide, we’ll provide instructions on how to use and save “which are you” filters on Instagram. Plus, we’ll answer some of the most common questions related to Instagram filters.

How to Use “Which Are You” Filter on Instagram

If you have come across a filter you like in another user’s story, follow the steps below to try the filter out:

  1. Open the story featuring the filter you like.
  2. Tap on the filter name located in the upper left corner of your screen, right below the username.
  3. Choose “Try it” to open your Instagram camera. Make sure to use the frontal camera.
  4. Tap and hold the recording button. Some filters start working as soon as you tap the button.
  5. If a filter doesn’t work automatically, tap on the frame above your head to start it.
  6. Release the record button to finish. Optionally, edit your story and save it, post it, or delete it.

How to Save “Which Are You” Filter on Instagram

If you want to save a “which are you” filter to have access to it at any time, follow the instructions below:

  1. Open the story featuring the filter you’d like to save.
  2. Tap on the filter name located in the upper left corner of your screen.
  3. Tap “Save Effect” to add filer to your collection.
  4. Exit the story and swipe to the right to open your camera and see saved effects.
  5. Find the filter bubble at the bottom of your screen and tap it.
  6. Record your story.

How to Find “Which Are You” Filters on Instagram

Stories only last for 24 hours, so the filter you saw on someone else’s account could be gone. Or, you may want to explore different filters. To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure you have the latest version of Instagram.
  2. Swipe to the right from your feed or tap your profile picture from your account page to open your camera.
  3. Swipe the saved filters in the bottom of your screen to the left until the end.
  4. Tap the search bubble.
  5. Tap the search icon in the upper right corner of your screen.
  6. Type in “Which” in the search field.
  7. Browse filters, choose the one you like, and tap it.
  8. Tap “Try it” in the bottom left corner of your screen to try the effect.
  9. Tap the save icon in the bottom right corner of your screen to save the effect to your collection.

How to Find Different Filters on Instagram From the Same User

Users often create multiple similar filters. To see all filters created by a user directly through their profile, follow the steps below:

  1. Navigate to the user’s profile.
  2. Tap the smiley icon tab below the user’s story highlights or swipe to the left to switch between tabs. This will bring up filters created by the user.
  3. Tap the filter you like.
  4. Tap the “Try it” button in the bottom left corner to try the effect.
  5. Tap the save icon in the bottom right corner to save the effect for later.

How to Find Different Filters on Instagram From the Same User

You don’t necessarily have to visit a user’s profile to see all filters they created. To find all filters created by a specific user through the filter search, do the following:

  1. Swipe to the right from your feed or tap your profile picture from your account page to open your camera.
  2. Swipe the saved filters in the bottom of your screen to the left until the end.
  3. Tap the search bubble.
  4. Tap the search icon in the upper right corner of your screen.
  5. Type in the username to see all effects they have created.
  6. Tap the effect you like and choose “Try it” or “Save effect.”

There is another way to see all filters from the same creator through the search. Follow the instruction below:

  1. Tap the filter you like to open the preview.
  2. Tap the three-dot icon in the bottom right corner of your screen.
  3. Tap the “More by @username” option.
  4. Browse effects.

FAQ

Now that you know how to use and search for “which are you” filters on Instagram, you may want to know more about them. Read on to find out how to how to delete, share, and create filters, and what types of Instagram effects exist.

How do I make my own “Which Are You” filter on Instagram?

One of the easiest ways to create an Instagram filter is to use Spark AR Studio. The program is available on Windows and Mac and offers a full tutorial on creating Instagram effects. There, you can choose the type of your effect, upload any images to be chosen at random and edit the behavior of your filter. The effect can be uploaded to Instagram straight through the Spark AR app after a review.

What other types of Instagram filters exist?

Not all filters on Instagram are games that work by choosing pictures at random. Some of them alter your appearance by laying on makeup, accessories, or changing your facial structure. Others feature light effects and different camera styles, such as kaleidoscope or mirror. There are also effects that simply change the tone and saturation of your picture. You can browse filters by categories in the search tab.

How do I delete a saved effect on Instagram?

If you want to delete a saved effect, navigate to a new Instagram story by swiping to the right from your feed. Swipe the saved effect bubbles at the bottom of your screen. Stop at the one you’d like to remove. Tap the arrow icon at the bottom of your screen beside the filter name. Then, tap the three-dot icon in the bottom right corner to see more options. Chose “Remove.”

How do I share an Instagram filter with a friend?

You can send an effect to a friend so that they could try it as well. To do that, navigate to a new story window by swiping to the right from your feed. Find the effect you’d like to share among your saved effects. Tap the filter bubble, then tap the arrow icon beside the filter name. Tap “More” and choose the “Share effect link” option. Select an app to send the link. You can only share effects that are saved to your collection.

Lots of Fun on Instagram

Hopefully, now that know how to use and save effects on Instagram, you will have lots of fun. Share effects you like with friends and find out who are they from your favorite characters. And if you are a bit more tech-savvy, try creating your own filters to contribute to the fun experience.

What are your favorite “which are you” filters on Instagram? Do you know other ways to create a filter on Instagram? Share your experiences in the comments section below.

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Anna Middleton

Feb 11, 2021

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