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For over a week now, Nigerians have been deeply involved in what many would call the biggest movement to happen in the country in recent years. Fair enough because we’re fighting for our lives here.
Social media has played an important role in amplifying the voices of Nigerians, giving the rest of the world an idea of what’s going on in the country.
I might be wrong, but I think most of the social media action has been happening on Twitter, which is not bad. But if we want more eyes on the movement, we can’t completely ignore Instagram.
For one, Instagram is visually-driven, positioning Insta stories as a feature we could effectively leverage. The good thing is that some Nigerians have created #EndSARS effects people can add to their stories.
If you’re not sure how this works, continue reading for a step-by-step guide on how to use these effects.
1. Open Instagram story on the top left corner of your homepage
2. The effects are at the bottom of the screen. Scroll until you reach the end
3. You will see an option to search. Type “End SARS” or “End Police Brutality” in the search box
4. Choose an effect and apply to your content