Get ready, everybody, because the Instagram vs. Snapchat saga continues. Instagram just announced the launch of “face filters” for your stories, a move that closely resembles one of Snapchat’s most popular features.
The filters, along with a swath of other cool updates, will be available as part of Instagram version 10.21, available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
The face filters, which range from math equations swirling above your head to a crown of flowers, can even be used with Boomerang (we know, we’re excited too). Users can send them via Instagram Direct or post them in their stories.
But the fun doesn’t stop there.
If a regular old Boomerang video isn’t doing it for you, Instagram just announced a new “Rewind” feature which will play anything you record BACKWARDS (we see lots of wine/champagne pouring videos in our future).
A new hashtag sticker lets you put clickable hashtags directly in your story and will help your stories appear in the explore page.
And, in case all of this change WASN’T ENOUGH, Instagram is also adding an ultra-cool “erase” feature, so you can layer colors onto photos and erase shapes and words.
Welp. We know what we’ll be doing all day.