How to get the Happy New Year 2021 filter on Instagram

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The year 2020 has been one rollercoaster ride of a year, and users on Instagram have found the best way to celebrate it.

With new Covid restrictions in place, it has been very difficult to celebrate New Year’s Eve with your friends.

Although for some it is not the same, most people can connect with those that they want to go into the New Year with virtually.

With the introduction of Zoom, FaceTime and other social apps, it has never been easier to see people without having to leave the comfort of your own home.

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What have Instagram created?

There is a new filter on Instagram that was created to say goodbye to 2020 and head into 2021.

The filter celebrates going into 2021 and says ‘Happy New Year’, which is an encouraging message to all – especially during the pandemic!

The filter can be used to change your appearance and sits on top of the user’s forehead for comedic value.

There are countless other filters that can be accessed on Instagram, including beauty filters and joke filters.

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Filters on Instagram are very popular amongst Insta stars and Influencers, which has made them a huge inclusion in most users’ stories.

How to get the Happy New Year 2021 filter on Instagram

There have been countless users trying it out and you are really missing out if you don’t.

To to find the filter users just have to follow these simple steps:

  1. Open Instagram
  2. Slide the screen to the left to open the camera
  3. Go on story
  4. Scroll through the filters until you get to ‘browse effects’
  5. Search ‘2021’
  6. Select 2021 by @Akulabisnesssa_
  7. Click ‘try it’
  8. And post away!
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More of Hashtag Hyena’s favorite New Year filters

There are an array of other filters that can be used to celebrate the new year as well, all users have to do is select any of the other ‘2021’ filters or search ‘New Year’ in the browse effects box, and they will then show a selection of other filters.

All users have to do then is choose their favourite one and add a picture to their story after using the filter.

There is no better way to start 2021!