Instagram introduces 5 new filters and a Manage tab

Filter aficionados are going to want this update.

 

Molly McHugh

Tech

Published Dec 16, 2014   Updated May 29, 2021, 11:28 pm CDT

Instagram on Tuesday announced its largest upgrade since treating everyone to the long-overdue joy of caption editing. The latest version of everyone’s favorite photo-sharing app bring us five new filters, quirkily named Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden, and Perpetua.

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Instagram also says it’s updating how users browse filters by adding a quick-glance feature to show how the effect will look on a photo.

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Perhaps most graciously, Instagram has gifted its user base with a Manage tab, where Instagram devotees can mark their favorite filters (hi, Walden! I love you!) and hide the ones they despise (goodbye forever, Hefe, I never want to see you again). 

This is the first time Instagram has added creative filtering tools since the summer, when it rolled out its enhanced photo suite.

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In other Instagram news, the company just introduced verified badges, helping celebrity Instagram users distinguish themselves from their imitators on the photo-based social network.

Instagram’s filter-focused update is available now for iOS and Android. Presumably, the update will eventually roll out to Windows Phone.

Photo via Digipedia/Flickr | Remix by Max Fleishman 

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*First Published: Dec 16, 2014, 4:22 pm CST