Instagram offers up new filters, emoji for hashtags

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Lark, Reyes and Juno are three new filters for Instagram. Photo: Instagram
Lark, Reyes and Juno are three new filters for Instagram. Photo: Instagram

Instagram continues to play with the color wheel, introducing three new filters Monday the company says get inspiration from weekend outdoor adventures.

In addition to the filters, named Lark, Reyes and Juno, Instagram now allows users to include emoji on hashtags.

Since surpassing more than 300 million users in December, Instagram has added several new features to the photo-sharing app. It added five filters in December and last month, rolled out a new app called Layout, which allows users to combine multiple images in a single post.

Photo: Instagram
Photo: Instagram

“As part of our commitment to creativity, today we’re excited to introduce three filters,” according to a company statement published on the Instagram blog. “We plan to bring you additional ones more regularly going forward.”

Instagram users can now add emoji to hashtags. Illustration: Instagram
Instagram users can now add emoji to hashtags. Illustration: Instagram

Lark desaturates reds while pumping up blues and greens to bring life to landscapes, the statement read. Reyes brings a “dusty, vintage” feel to photos while Juno cools down greens, makes whites glow and warm tones pop.

Instagram said the addition of emoji enhances the app as a universal visual language.

The Instagram updates are available in the Apple App Store and for Android in Google Play.