How to save effects on Instagram

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What are Instagram Effects

Before going into the heart of this tutorial, it seems only right to explain to you first what are the effects on Instagram. As I already mentioned in the introduction of the article, Instagram effects are facial filters that can be applied when creating a new story, in order to use the camera of your device in a nice and original way, both to record video than to take pictures.

The effects available on Instagram - developed both by third parties and directly by the famous photographic social network - are many and saving the ones you want to use more frequently can be a very practical solution, to always have them at your fingertips.



For this reason, Instagram has integrated an ad hoc function that offers the possibility to save the effects that are considered most useful: using them is a real child's play, as it is enough to call up the screen relating to the creation of a new story, locate the effect of your interest and press the appropriate button that allows you to save it. Here is all explained in detail.

How to save effects on Instagram Android

Let's see, first of all, how to save instagram effects on android. As I anticipated a few lines above, succeeding in the operation in question is child's play: just start the creation of a new story, select the effect you want to save and then press the button that allows you to do this.

To proceed, therefore, access Instagram from its official app, tap on the icon of cottage which is located in the lower left corner of the screen and then press the button capacitor positive (+) lead located in correspondence with the wording The tua storia, so as to start the creation of a new story.



If you don't see the button in question it is because you have already created a story: to add content to it, all you have to do is keep your finger pressed on the your profile photo (top left, in correspondence with the wording The tua storia) and will select the voice Add something to your story from the box that appears in the center of the screen.

Once you are on the screen for creating a new story, scroll through the list of available effects and locate the one you want to save. Once you have identified it, tap on the symbol (⌵) placed at the effect name chosen and presses the button Save effect at the bottom left.

If you have searched for an effect using the specific search function integrated in Instagram, however, you will not see any menu appear: the button Save effect it will be located directly in the lower left corner of the screen.

If, on the other hand, you want to save an effect used in another user's Instagram story, all you have to do is press effect name in question (top left, under the username of the person who created the content) and select the entry Save the effect from the menu that appeared below. Simple, right?

To confirm that the Instagram effect has been saved, you should see the entry appear Saved in the camera. Press the button OK to close the notice in question and that's it. The saved effect will be on the left side of the camera, ready to be used when needed.


To remove a saved effect, once you have reached the screen for creating a new story, all you have to do is perform one or more swipes from left to right (depending on how many effects you have saved), tap on the symbol (⌵) placed at the effect name to be eliminated and press the button Saved items which is at the bottom left.


How to save effects on Instagram iPhone

Save Instagram Effects on iPhone it's just as simple. Also in this case, in fact, it is necessary to proceed with the creation of a new Instagram story, select the effect you want to save and press the button that allows you to proceed in this direction.

Start, therefore, the Instagram app on your "iPhone by", log in to your account and press the icon of cottage which is located at the bottom left. Next, tap on the button capacitor positive (+) lead placed in correspondence with the wording The tua storia, so as to start creating a new Instagram story.

Don't see the button in question? Well, obviously you have already created a story: to add content to it, make a long tap on your profile photo (top left, in correspondence with the wording The tua storia) and select the item Add something to your story give the menu check if you press.

When you have finally reached the screen that allows you to create a story, scroll through the list of available effects and locate the one you intend to save. Then press on the symbol (⌵) which is located at the effect name in question and, finally, presses the button Save effect at the bottom left. To confirm that the Instagram effect has been saved, you should see the button appear Saved instead of “Save effect”.


If, on the other hand, you have searched for a specific effect using the specific search function integrated in Instagram, you will not see the menu I mentioned earlier: in this case, in fact, the button Save effect will be located directly in the lower right corner of the screen (it would be the icon of the freccia rivolta verse il basso).

If, on the other hand, you want to save an effect that you saw on the story created by another user, press on effect name in question (top left, immediately below the username of the person who created the content) and select the entry Save the effect from the menu that opens. Easier than that?


If you want to remove a saved effect, after returning to the screen for creating an Instagram story, make one or more swipes from left to right (based on how many effects you have saved), press the symbol (⌵) placed at the effect name to remove and tap the button Saved items at the bottom left to complete the operation.

How to create effects on Instagram

You came to this guide because it interests you create effects on Instagram? Well, know that it is possible to do this too. As I told you a few lines above, in fact, the photographic social network allows you to create your own effects, which can be shared with the rest of the community, so as to be used by other users.

To succeed, you need to achieve the effects in question using a special software provided by Instagram: that is Spark AR Studio, which is available for both Windows 10 and macOS. Once the effect is created, you have to send it to Instagram and wait for its team to approve it.

For more information on how to create effects on Instagram, I highly recommend you take a look at the in-depth study that I have entirely dedicated to the topic: there you will find all the explanations you need to succeed.

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