How to Turn On Hands And Face Effects On Instagram

Okay, so there are a few things to unpack in this article. Firstly, what do we mean by hands and…

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Okay, so there are a few things to unpack in this article.

Firstly, what do we mean by hands and face effects – and secondly, what purpose do they serve on your Instagram?

The hands and face effects that we are referring to are filters which make your content and images more entertaining, whimsical, and completely unique.

Whether it’s turning your face into that of a mythical creature, an animal in the wild, or a Disney princess, this feature mimics your action on the screen but translates your face into that of something – or someone – else.

This concept started by focusing on the face and has extended in recent app updates to encompass the hands of the user as well. Via this new update, Instagram uses augmented reality to react as the user moves their mouth, makes facial expressions, and uses their hands.

Here’s how to access the effect and feature for your own Instagram content.

3 Steps To Switch Hands and Face Effects On

  1. Head to your profile page and click on the menu button in the top right hand corner
  2. Select ‘Privacy’
  3. Inside the Privacy settings, switch the ‘Hands and Face Effects’ toggle to on – and there you have it!

Now, this feature is not available on a global scale but rather regionally, as it continues to be rolled out by Instagram. If you can’t find the setting, then update your app to double check you haven’t missed an update or wait for the effect to reach your area!

In the meantime, you can always browse the countless filters and face altering filters that exist on the stories feature on Instagram – meaning that even if you don’t have this specific feature in your area, you can still create fun content that your followers will love!