Your Favourite Filter in Instagram Could Reveal Your Mental Health


Are you religiously using filters on Instagram? There’s now a study that reveals your mental health based on your favourite Instagram filter.

Experts used the photos’ attributes, including brightness and colour, to correctly identify which participants suffered from depression more.

Valencia was the most popular non-depressed filter among users whereas depressed users  normally used hues of black and white.


However, on the other end, there might be implications if Instagram filters were used to identify depression.

“It’s all a good thing,” said Michael Thase, the director of the Mood and Anxiety Program at the University of Pennsylvania. “It’s only not a good thing when the information would be sold to somebody who might make a buck from interfacing with depressed people.”

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