How To Get The Genetic Heritage Filter On Instagram In 2023? Know Here!


Do you want to know more about your nationality? Your ancestors? The places where you come from? I bet you do. And well, you don’t need to bother your parents & grandparents for a history lesson (although that will undoubtedly be fun), there’s an Instagram filter called, Genetics Scanner, that does the job for you with ease. So, do you want to try out the filter for yourself? If yes, keep reading this article to know how to get the Genetic heritage filter on Instagram. 

Here’s How To Get The Genetic Heritage Filter On Instagram

Now, before you hold the genetic heritage filter in high regard, let me tell you a bit more about it. When you scan your face with the filter, it only pretends to tell you what percentage of a particular nationality you are. But then, within a few seconds, it changes your face into something morbidly hilarious— usually that of an animal. People have observed themselves turning into horses, rats, dogs, llamas, wasps, and more. 

This sounds like hours of warranted fun, right? If it does, you need to know how to get the genetic heritage filter on Instagram. And so, make sure to read this article till the end; only then you’ll find out two ways of accessing the filter! 

How To Get The Genetic Heritage Filter On Instagram By Visiting The Creator’s Profile?

How To Get The Genetic Heritage Filter On Instagram In 2023? Know Here!

The genetic heritage filter, i.e. the Genetic scanner, was created by an Instagram user that goes by the username @iamcraiglewis2 around 2020. In fact, the filter first garnered attention around that time. People made and posted videos and stories of them using the filter to guess their nationality. 

The filter would first scan their face and display a couple of nationalities and percentages (like French, 85%, etc.). You’d think that the filter is boring and inaccurate, but then it will suddenly morph your face into a weird but extremely hilarious animal. 

So, if you want to access this filter by going to the creator’s profile, follow these steps:

  • Open Instagram 
  • Tap on the magnifying glass icon located at the bottom of the screen. 
  • When your Explore feed opens, tap on the search bar located at the top of the screen. 
  • In the search field, type “iamcraiglewis2” and go to the creator’s account. 
  • Once on their page, tap on the glitter icon to see the filters they’ve created. 
  • All the filters they have created thus far will appear on the screen. Scroll through the list to locate the Genetic scanner filter. 
  • Once you do, tap on it to see a preview of the filter on the creator. From the preview itself, you can do these things:
    • Tap on the ‘Try it’ button in white, located at the bottom left of the screen, to see what you’ll look like with the filter on. 
    • Tap on the save icon located at the bottom right of the screen if you want to save the filter for later use. 
    • Tap on the paper plane icon located next to the save icon, if you want to share the filter with someone. 

How To Get The Genetic Heritage Filter On Instagram Using The Browse Effects Option?

How To Get The Genetic Heritage Filter On Instagram In 2023? Know Here!

Another way you can access the Genetic Heritage filter on Instagram is by using the Browse Effects option. Here’s how you can do it:

  • Open Instagram. 
  • Tap on the plus icon located at the bottom of the screen and then go to the Story tab from there. Or, you can just swipe right from your main home page. 
  • When your story section opens, you will get to see filters both to the left and right of the round button in the center. The filters present on the left are the ones you have previously saved. The filters on the right are the ones recommended by Instagram, on the basis of your preferences and trends.
    • Slide through the filters on the right side till you reach the ‘Browse Effects’ option, represented by a magnifying glass with sparkles on it. 
  • Tap on the Browse Effects icon. 
  • On doing so, you will get to see a menu with various kinds of filter options in the bottom half of your screen. 
  • On the lower half of the menu, you will have the magnifying glass icon. Tap on it. 
  • By doing so, you’ll be taken to the ‘Search effects’ page. Type “Genetic Heritage” in the search bar. 
  • The Genetic scanner will appear in the search results. Tap on it. 
  • You’ll get to see a preview of the filter in the upper half of the screen. Tap on the bookmark icon located to the left of its name to save it for later.
  • You can also tap on the preview to enlarge it and see what it looks like properly.
    • To save it for later use, tap on the bookmark icon located at the bottom left corner of the screen. 
    • To take a picture using the filter, tap on the round shutter icon. 

Final Words

Alright then, people! We’ve reached the bottom of this post, and so, I hope you’ve understood how to get the Genetic Heritage filter on Instagram! In this article, I walked you through two different ways you can follow to access one of the most hilarious filters on Instagram. So, go, follow the above-mentioned steps and find out more about your nationality. Or let’s say, get your face morphed into those of animals! It will be fun and oh-so-worth it! 

How do you search custom filters on Instagram?

You can search for filters on Instagram using the “Browse Effects” feature present in your Story section. 

What is the most attractive Instagram filter?

Clarendon, Gingham, Juno, and Lark are some of the most attractive filters on Instagram. 

What is the most used Instagram filter worldwide?

Clarendon is the most used Instagram filter worldwide. It is known to turn a basic photo into a classic one, instantly. 

Why can’t I search filters on Instagram?

If you can’t search for filters on Instagram, then close the app and restart it again. You can also try clearing the app’s cache. As it is the most common reason behind Instagram not working smoothly.

Cherry Sharma
Cherry Sharma
Cherry is a Vocational English graduate with a deep love for reading fiction and writing. Cherry is also passionate about psychology and is an advocate of mental health. In her free time, you can catch her making reels and posts around the topics for Instagram. She's constantly brainstorming ideas and googling strategies to grow her own profile. So, on Viebly, she combines her interests and knowledge to write articles that help other people use Instagram better as well.


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