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Instagram Stories green screen test is like a Photo Booth for your phone

Instagram is allegedly testing a new feature that will allow users to use a "green screen" effect in their Stories.

July 27, 2019
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It looks like a new Instagram feature may soon be on the way that seems pretty comparable to the macOS and iOS Photo Booth app.

After FaceApp‘s age filter resurfaced and quickly found itself viral again, it’s no surprise that Instagram would seek out ways to up the selfie game.

Check out the potential feature below!

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App researcher Jane Manchun Wong uncovered the unreleased feature that essentially places the user in front of a “green screen.”

Wong took to Twitter to share a couple of screenshots from the feature, which is apparently called “Background.”

The feature will allow users to select a photo from their camera roll and use it as a background for their Stories camera.

It’s currently unclear if users will be able to use videos as a background or if it is limited to static images only.

Wong also uncovered an AR sticker effect in the works.

According to the app researcher, “It’s like Music sticker but for AR Effects If you snapped a Story with a AR Effect, Instagram will provide a sticker for that effect so you can share it out.”

The release date for the feature is unknown, but we are eager to see how users will bring this “green screen” effect to life.

What are your thoughts on the potential new Instagram feature? Sound off in the comments below!

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Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.