Instagram’s rip-off Express has no brakes, copies face filters from Snapchat

Another month, another Snapchat feature blatantly ripped-off by Instagram. This time it’s arguably the biggest feature of Snapchat, the all-too popular face filters.

In the latest 10.21 update for both iOS and Android, users will now be able to tap a button and enable the face filters mode. Here they can select from a small bunch of filters at the bottom that update and animate in real-time. Not only has Instagram completely copied the implementation of the feature from Snapchat, it has also copied the actual filters, many of which look nearly identical to those on Snapchat. They also have the same little features, such as opening your mouth for additional effects and animations. You can either record a video with these or take a picture, which can then be uploaded to your story or sent directly to an individual user or a group.