Instagram introduces three new filters and emojis in hashtags

Instagram has added three newcomers to its ever-growing arsenal of filters and introduced a new feature sure to please the millions of teens currently sharing their every waking move on the app.

Alongside new filters called Reyes, Juno and Lark, which bring the total available to 23, Instagram is now offering emojis in hashtags.

While this might sound like some sort of post-language alliance of pure evil, Instagram says users will be able to “discover even more by adding them to your own photos and videos, searching them on the Explore page, and tapping on them when you see them in captions.”

On it’s official blog, the firm wrote: “Over the past few years, emoji have become part of a universal visual language. And just as we share photos and videos, we use emoji to communicate emotions and feelings in ways that anyone can understand, regardless of language or background.”

The addition comes after Twitter began using hashtags to generate Star Wars emojis a couple of weeks back.

As for the filters, Instagram says Lark, Reyes and Juno are subtle effects inspired by “weekend adventures outdoors.”

The post read: “Lark desaturates reds while punching up blues and greens to bring your landscapes to life. Reyes brings a dusty, vintage look to your moments. And finally, Juno tints cool tones green while making warm tones pop and whites glow for vibrant photos of people.”

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The firm added five new filters late last year, while a host of new colour tools arrived on the service last month.

The new version for iOS can be downloaded for iOS and Android today.

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