How to enable hidden Instagram filters

Instagram basically devoured Snapchat with the implementation of Story, Boomerang, and augmented face filters. Now, this isn’t just a social network for capturing and sharing the photos, it grew to become much more. However, with all these new features, people kind of forgot about the good old filters that were the main attraction when Instagram emerged as a leading photo-sharing social network a couple of years ago.

Instagram filters are still popular and many of 700 million users use them on daily basis. However, many of those users are not using the full list of available filters. Probably because they’re hidden and you need to enable them in order to filter your photos. That’s the case because the developers tried to keep the Filters list uncluttered and thus they hid less popular filters.

On the other hand, it’s good to know that you have a dozen more filters when you need to express the special nuance of that nature portrait or to add a retro look on your selfie. Maybe little something you were missing is right there, within the abandoned filters. And you won’t have to turn to third-party apps to edit your photos.

For that purpose, follow the instructions below to enable additional, hidden filters:

  1. Open Instagram app.
  2. Click + to add a new photo.
  3. Once you’ve taken the photo or have chosen one from the Gallery, tap Next.
  4. On the Filter screen, scroll right until you reach the Manage button.
  5. Tap Manage and enable all filters manually.
  6. Now you can roam through filters and decide which to keep and which to disable.

That’s it. And don’t forget to update Instagram app frequently in order to get new filters. It’s just a question of time before Instagram takes every possible trait from other photo-related apps, so fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the ride.

If you have something on your mind, feel free to ask in the comments section below. Thanks for reading and have a good day.

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Sarah Vafaei
Sarah Vafaei
October 9, 2018 2:47 am

Plzzzzzzz tell me how to get that gold butterfly on videos and pics on insta plzzzzz

Bernice Mansfield
Bernice Mansfield
July 23, 2019 7:59 am

I know this post is from a while back, but I”D LOVE TO KNOW why samsung doesnt seem to have the “Paris” filter but iphone’s do? Its the main filter it seems on iphone? eugh.. HELP!!

July 31, 2019 1:47 am

i was also trying to figure that out myself! Did you find out?