Instagram Bans Filters with the Effect of Plastic Surgery

Instagram is banning photo filters which make people look like they’ve had cosmetic surgery.

Filters which boost the size of people’s lips or mimic facelifts will no longer be allowed on the app.

The company said it wanted filters to be a ‘positive experience’ and that it was making the move to protect users’ mental health.

It comes just months after the Facebook-owned app launched a tool in August which allowed people to share their own superimposed effects in the app’s ‘story’ function.

Scrolling along to the far right of the face filters, people could look in the ‘Browse effects’ section and find those created by other users, among them ones which augmented the person’s face to look like they’d had surgery. 

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