Instagram introduces Lantern effect for Stories


Tapping on the screen will switch the text between English and Arabic. — Instagram

Tapping on the screen will switch the text between English and Arabic. — Instagram

In the spirit of the season, Instagram has introduced a new camera effect called Lantern which users can use when they post stories this fasting month

The Lantern effect adds an orange tint, shapes like a crescent moon and the words “Happy Ramadan” on Instagram stories.

Tapping on the screen will switch the text between English and Arabic – users can also just use the shapes without words.

Lantern is available on all modes for Stories and doesn’t need to be done live.

A check of Instagram shows more than 5.3 million posts with the hashtag #Ramadan, most depicting inspirational messages and well wishes.