First of all, for those who don’t know, the name of the Flappy Bird game (not developed by the same developer of the original game) is called ‘Flying Face‘. This Flappy Bird style game is played inside Instagram. It’s essentially an interactive Instagram filter but it’s not a standalone game that you download from the App Store for iPhone/iPad or for Google Play for Android device like a regular game.
Some people confused between the two and search for ‘Flying Face’ or ‘Flappy Bird’ on Google Play or Apple Store and hope they’ll found it there, but it’s not there.
How can you play that amazing Flappy Bird Instagram game on Android and iOS?
It’s very simple, although as of the time of writing this article, some people have issues, which are related to bugs in the Instagram app that apparently Instagram is working to solve. So if after these steps you still cannot see the ‘Flying Face; game icon or the filter button in your Instagram app, you probably either need to enroll as a beta tester to temporarily solve this or wait until Instagram to do something about it and solve those issues.
Install Instagram App
The first thing you need to do is install the Instagram app on your Android or iOSmobile phone or tablet. If you have it installed, no problem, just head on to the next section.
If you don’t have Instagram app Installed, download it from these locations:
Great. Now that you have Instagram installed on your mobile phone we can continue.
Check if the Filter Button Exists (Just in case)
You can skip this step, but due to some people having issues lately or will have issues in the future, I included it.
Go to the built-in camera app on Instagram. Do this by first making sure you are in the home screen, if you aren’t, press the ‘Home’ icon in the bottom of the screen to go to the home screen.
Now you should see a ‘Camera’ icon at the top-left of the screen near the Instagram text logo. Tap on the camera icon to enter the camera app on Instagram.
Now look for the filter button, not the game’s icon, the button shows the filter list. It should look like a face icon with two stars in the bottom-right corner of the camera app. Once you locate it, tap it to reveal the filter drawer (filter’s list).
You can’t see the Instagram filter button?
If you can’t see this icon, what I recommend doing is first updating Instagram app to the latest version. On some phone auto-update are enabled or maybe you disabled it at some point and your IG app wasn’t updated. Once the app is updated, try again.
If you see the icon great, move on to the next section, if not, continue reading.
If you can’t see the face filter button, this might be a result of an issue on the Instagram side, the one that I was talking about. What you can try it to enroll as a beta tester. This option should be available or you on Google Play on the Instagram app page. You just need to enable it and then update the app again. I don’t know about iOS though, I just tried it on Android.
After enrolling as a beta tester and updating the app, try again. If it still doesn’t work, you probably need to wait until Instagram solves the issue. You might even just roll back to the original non-beta option and wait for an OTA update.
Follow Dvoshansky on Instagram
Now you need to follow Dvoshansky’s Instagram profile in order to obtain the filter to your filter drawer.
Click this link to visit dvoshansky on Instagram and click the follow button. If you see ‘message’, this means you already followed him in the past so you can skip this step.
One you followed Dvoshansky, you’ll gain access to all of his past, current and future Instagram filters.
There is another option to play Flappy Bird game on Instagram without following Dvoshansky, by just clicking this link which leads directly to the filter. I recommend following dvoshansky to support his work and not just that.
If you use the direct effect link, you won’t see the game after you exit the filter list or close the Instagram app. Following dvoshansky ensured that the filter will exist in the drawer after you close the Instagram app.
Tap the Filter Button & Search for ‘Flying Face’ Filter
If you see the filter button, tap on it to reveal the filter list. Once the list is visible, search for the ‘Flying Face’ IG game icon. It should look like the one like in the image below.
If you just follow Dvoshansky, the Flappy Bird game icon should appear on one of the filters in the most left side of the list. Keep in mind that it might take a few seconds for Instagram to download the new filters and show them in the list, so leave the list open and wait for it to appear.
Now all you have to do is to either center the filter in the middle of the screen or tap it to play Flappy Bird on your Instagram app.
I hope you have fun. If you have any questions and it’s still nor working for you after you have done all those steps, leave a comment and I will do my best to help you out. Just keep in mind that some of the issues that people are reporting are related to an issue on Instagram side and as of the time of writing, we are still waiting for a fix. Good luck and have fun!