People use Instagram to express themselves and share their personal, aesthetic perspectives every day. To celebrate Black History Month in the U.S and to honor the Black community on the platform, Instagram is kicking off #ShareBlackStories this year.

on the official account of Instagram on the platform, you will see stories from great creators along with short films featuring distinct voices, from will smith’s overbook entertainment.

Share Black Stories on Instagram

You can Share Black Stories by using the new creative tools, conceptualized with Black voices on Instagram, including beautiful camera effects inspired by the rich cultural history of storytelling through African cloth patterns.

These effects are available now with themes of family, bravery and good fortune. To use them, open your Stories camera and tap on the effects button. There are also some custom templates designed by community illustrator “LoveisWise” and a new #ShareBlackStories sticker in the Stories sticker tab to try out.

Follow the #ShareBlackStories hashtag to see more of the fantastic stories their community creates. The sticker and camera effects are available on iOS and Android in the US.

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