Use special effects or filters in Messenger video calls

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You can use special effects like different backgrounds, filters and lighting in your video call.
Add special effects in a video call
  1. From your video call, select on your face.
  2. From the pop-up menu, select Effects, Backgrounds or Lighting.
  3. Click an option.
To exit the pop-up menu, click outside of it.
I'm having trouble using filters and effects
Try some of these suggestions:
  • Hover over your face to make appear, then click on it to access filters and effects.
  • Try using a newer device. Some older devices are unable to support certain filters and effects and can result in your Messenger app closing unexpectedly. We're currently working to fix this issue.
  • Update to the latest version of the Messenger app.
  • Check your internet connection.
  • Report your issue to our team.
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