How to get Snapchat filters on your Instagram stories

As you may or may not know, lately, Instagram has made a lot of changes, from not showing photos chronologically, to the business account feature, to hashtags not working and the app crashing on iPhones… but their LATEST addition is the new feature of Instagram “stories”. And it just so happens to be very similar to another social media app that’s already out there. Yup, you guessed it, it’s pretty much JUST like Snapchat. BUT the one major thing that Instagram stories do NOT have is those amazing Snapchat filters. You know the ones that make you look like a dog, or make you look like you’re totally wearing makeup when you really are not, or how about that flower crown (that one gives me so much life)! Anyhow, I just wanted to share that it takes a little bit of time and work, but you CAN get those pretty Snapchat filters into your Instagram stories.

1. {SNAPCHAT} My Settings (makes the process go faster)! Set the Save To… Memories & Camera Roll

How to get Snapchat filters on your Instagram stories

2. {SNAPCHAT} Create your Snapchat video or photo with the filter of your choice. I’m hoping you all know how to do this by now… Click that Save icon on the bottom left, I circled it for you in black!

How to get Snapchat filters on your Instagram stories

3. {SNAPCHAT} Wait until it saves and it should go to your Camera Roll. If you have your settings set to Save to Memories only, you will need to go over to your Memories and save it to your Camera Roll.

How to get Snapchat filters on your Instagram stories

4. {INSTAGRAM} Go over to the HOME screen of your Instagram profile and click the new Add Story icon, the one the pink arrow is pointing at.

How to get Snapchat filters on your Instagram stories

5. {INSTAGRAM} It will take you to the screen where you can create a video or photo snap just like Snapchat. Here’s the trick, SWIPE DOWN!

How to get Snapchat filters on your Instagram stories

6. {INSTAGRAM} You should see your camera/video roll from the Last 24 Hours displayed at the top, scroll left or right to find the video or photo you want to add to your Instagram story and tap it.

How to get Snapchat filters on your Instagram stories7. {INSTAGRAM} Once it loads, press the checkbox icon in the bottom middle of your screen to add it to your Instagram Story!

How to get Snapchat filters on your Instagram stories

That’s it friends! Until Instagram adopts this feature and rolls out their own awesome filters (I’m sure that’s in the works!), you can copy over those Snapchat filters to Instagram for now! 🙂

Special shout out to Haute Pink Pretty for telling me about the swipe down feature! 🙂 And make sure to follow me over on Instagram @sandyalamode!

So, will you be making the switch over to Instagram stories, sticking to Snapchat or doing both? Would love to hear your thoughts!

8 Comments

  1. Melissa
    August 4, 2016 / 7:47 am

    You are awesome thank you 😆

  2. August 4, 2016 / 8:21 am

    Verrrrrry interesting!! I don’t know that I would have figured that one out on my own! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Jackie
    Something About That

  3. August 4, 2016 / 10:25 am

    You are so awesome! thank you for this!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. August 4, 2016 / 11:31 am

    💖💖💖

  5. August 5, 2016 / 9:48 am

    Well, that is so good to know. Thanks for the tips, Sandy!

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