Instagram introduced the ability for users to create their own augmented reality filters a year and a half ago, a suite of photo and video filters, via Spark AR Studio. Since then, we've seen a steady influx of user-generated filters, and users have made some very creative filters that you'll no doubt want to try out for yourself, so how do you get these effects on your face? It is complicated.
Users basically have a slideshow running over the heads of their characters from various movies, anime, and games, the filter depending on which character they are supposed to resemble the most. How do you find these filters? It's not as easy as you might think, Instagram doesn't let you search for filters from the actual camera or anywhere for that matter. You can Browse Effects by clicking on the name of any particular filter in the selfie camera, and it will show you a number of different filters in different categories.
As unpleasant as it sounds, the easiest way to find cool user-made filters is to look at the creators' profile and go to the tab that looks like an emoji. You will see the filters they have uploaded, select the filter you like, there is a button at the bottom that says Try it, which activates the camera and applies the filter to you automatically, once you try it, you can save it by clicking on the filter name and selecting Save effect.
Another way you can try to find filters is by following the hashtag associated with them, it usually leads to the end of the content, depending on how many people have used it, also can be used with the first method, as searching the hashtag is usually the easiest way to find Who created the filter. It does require a bit of effort on the part of the user, but if you want to try some of these filters, this is your option until Instagram implements a search function in its effects menu.