How To Turn On Hand And Face Effects On Instagram

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Wondering how to turn on hand and face effects on Instagram? We've got you covered.

Augmented Reality filters are now common across virtually all social media platforms. They are an easy way to turn your ordinary selfie into something fun and entertaining. The eyes and mouth filter, celebrity lookalike filter and the Disney Pixar filter are probably some of the most viral filters on social media that you can try.


Instagram began its foray into the world of AR filters by offering face filters, but now they have a bunch of cool hand and face effects that you don't want to miss.

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How To Turn On Hand And Face Effects On Instagram

In Instagram's own words, face and hand effects are augmented reality features that react as people in the scene move, speak and express themselves. You can use these effects in your camera, photos and videos and they include filters, masks, avatars and other interactive digital experiences.

To turn on hand and face effects on Instagram, here's what you need to do.

  1. Open the Instagram app and go to your profile.
  2. Tap the 3-line menu in the top right, then tap Settings.
  3. Tap Privacy, then tap Face and Hand Effects under the Data Permission section.
  4. Enable the toggle switch next to Allow face and hand effect.

There you have it! Now, go ahead and try out a few hand and face effects on your pets, friends our yourself and see how much fun it is.

Why Can't I Use Some Effects On Instagram?

One reason you can't use some effects on Instagram is that your Instagram app isn't updated to its latest version. If that is the case, you can fix the issue by heading to the app store and updating the app.


Another reason you can't use some effects on Instagram is that the effects in question aren't available in your region. For example, the face and hand effects are currently available in certain regions only.

In this case, you will get an error message, typically, saying "This effect is not available in your location." Here, you can either use a VPN service or wait for the effect to be available in your region.