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How to search for filters for your Instagram story and save them to your camera

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  • You can search for filters on Instagram and download them to the story presets on your camera screen.
  • Instagram filters allow you to add effects to selfies and videos, which you can post to all of your followers or just your Close Friends list.
  • In the Instagram story Effect Gallery, you can browse categories or manually browse for a filter using the search bar.
  • You can preview the effect of an Instagram filter you search before downloading it to your camera.
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In Instagram's early days, users had just a handful of photo filters to choose from, but those days are long gone. Now you can find countless ways to enhance your photos and Instagram story.
Instagram's filters help you build a personal brand, create a cohesive profile look, and save you both time and money. Using existing filters is as easy as selecting from your preloaded camera options, but finding new ones and saving them to your camera isn't much harder.
All you need to do is launch the Effect Gallery and choose from among the available categories or find them using the search feature.
Here's how to search for filters for your Instagram story.

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How to search for filters on Instagram

1. Swipe to the left on your Instagram newsfeed to open your camera, or tap the plus sign by the "Your Story" icon on your newsfeed if it's your first post of the day.
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2. Swipe to the left on the camera screen's circular menu bar until you land on the "Browse Effects" option, represented by a magnifying glass.
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3. Tap it to open the Effect Gallery.
4. Choose from popular filters on the homepage, or scroll through and select categories at the top. Additionally, you can tap the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner to search.
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How to save and download an Instagram filter to your camera

1. While in the Effect Gallery, tap on a filter you'd like to try and wait for the preview page to open.
2. Find and tap the download icon located at the bottom right of the screen to save it to your camera.
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3. The arrow will change to a checkmark when the Instagram story filter has saved.  
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4. Tap the "X" in the top right of the filter preview screen or swipe down to return to the Effect Gallery.
  • While testing a filter you can also tap the name of the filter on the bottom of the screen to bring up an option to "Save Effect," which you can tap to save the effect to your camera.
5. Select the back arrow on Android phones or press the "X" on iPhones in the upper left corner of Instagram's Effect Gallery.
6. You can now find your newly saved Instagram story filter in the menu.
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