Forever alone? Here are 20 Instagram Story effects you can try for a virtual companion

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If there’s one thing we can take away from the pandemic, it’s that despite our accessibility to essentially everything — thanks to the internet and social media — it still drives us stir-crazy to stay in isolation for extended periods of time. Especially so if you are single, available, yet lawfully banned from mingling [temporarily].

However, if you’re in desperate need of a companion and yet also a law-abiding citizen, then here’s a solution that you may find effective and reassuring.

Enter these hilariously brilliant Artificial Reality effects available on Instagram Stories (IGS) crafted by the ingeniously tech-savvy, where you can immediately find comfort in an online post — that’s only available to view within 24 hours — with global leaders, K-pop stars, anime characters, and Salt Bae.

Scroll on to check out who you will get to hang out with and where you can save these effects now.

This article was first published in Harper's Bazaar Singapore.

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