How to Turn ON Hand and Face Effects On Instagram

Many users have reported that they cannot use some effects on Instagram. They get an error message when they try to use specific effects. It says that the effect the user wants to use is not available in their region. But you can remove the error by turning on hand and face effects on your Instagram.

A few months ago, Instagram had to remove several of its filters and effects from Texas and Illinois. Those filters broke the local law against using facial recognition technology without permission. The local law prohibits people from recording the facial data of someone without their consent.

However, Instagram reintroduced those filters back with some modifications. Now, the users have to give their permission to Instagram to use effects involving facial recognition technology. You can do that by activating the hand and face effects feature.

Let us find out how to turn on hand and face effects on Instagram.

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How to Activate Face and Hand Effects

The following guide will show you how to turn on face and hand effects on Android and iPhone devices.

Step1: Open the Instagram app and access your profile page. To access your profile page, hit your profile icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Step2: Tap the three stacked lines in the top-right corner, then choose Settings.

Step3: Select Privacy.

Step4: Tap Face and Hand Effects under the Data permissions section.

Step5: Enable the toggle that appears beside Turn on face and hand effects.

You have successfully enabled face and hand effects on your Instagram app. From now on, you will be able to use Instagram filters and effects without any issues.

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