Selfies In The Name Of Science

Proven, the filter that will get you the most likes

While we love a good #nofilter photo, there’s now scientific proof that Instagram photos with certain filters will get you more likes and comments.

Researchers from Yahoo Labs and Georgia Tech found that photos with added filters encourage more people to engage with your photo, while the types of filters used can even lead to more ‘likes’.

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According to the study, Instagram posts with filters are 21% more likely to be viewed and 45% are likely to receive a comment. The study also found that filters with increased contrast, corrected exposure problems and warmer colour like Rise, Valencia or Sierra are the way to go if you’re in it for the double taps.

Photo website Flickr was used in the experiment, where researchers studied 7.6 million public photos uploaded through the smartphone app, and more than half of the pics were also posted on Instagram.

Well there you have it, there truly is a science to selfies.

From the editors of Cosmo Australia

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