Instagram has been sort of a nemesis for Snapchat over the past few years. Indeed, there was a time when both apps were equally popular. However, it was only a matter of time before one of these platforms beat the other. And in this case, Instagram won the prize.
You see, Instagram managed to grow to the point of reaching its first billion monthly active users. Snapchat, on the other hand, was pretty much left in the oblivion. But, there’s more. The white/yellow ghost app went through one of its worst moments when American personality Kylie Jenner made the app lose over one billion dollars. And all it took was a simple tweet.
You would think this was the end of Snapchat. But, you know what they say. “It’s never too late to start again.” And that is precisely what Snapchat is doing. Starting over! As a matter of fact, Snapchat has been releasing some new interesting features over the past few months. But, the most interesting so far is the gender swap filter.
Want to know what it’s all about? Well, just keep reading!
What Is The Snapchat Gender Swap Filter?
So, the Snapchat gender swap filter is pretty much what its name describes, a filter. A face filter to be more precise. But, why is this getting so much attention? Don’t all social media platforms have face filters as well?
Well, most of them do. But, here’s the thing. The ghost app has made it possible for this filter to be unique. And we’re guessing you already know why. The gender swap filter allows Snapchat’s users to see how they would look as the opposite sex.
For instance, if you are a man, the filter will easily make you look like a woman. On the other hand, if you are a woman, the filter will make you look like a man.
How To Use It?
Using the Snapchat gender swap filter is very easy. All you need to do is access the Snapchat camera and tap the smiley face icon located next to the large circle button in the middle of the screen.
Doing so will show you all the available filters. Then, swipe right until you find the gender swap filter. It will be located next to the baby filter. Finally, tap on it and position your face correctly in the shot.
Tap the camera icon and voilà. The filter is so realistic that some girls have reported looking like their brothers when using it.
Pranks And Parodies
Today’s generation is all about memes, challenges, pranks, and trolling. So, it wasn’t really too hard to imagine there would be people playing pranks out of this new filter. And oh boy, they did it!
You see, shortly after the Snapchat gender swap filter became available, people went on to make pranks and parodies using the feature. So, for instance, if there was a song sang by a man and a woman, a single person would use the filter to impersonate both genders and lip sync the song.
But, that’s not all. Some people have been a little bit more creative. And of course, they wasted no time to prank the naive. As a matter of fact, apparently a man was using the Snapchat filter to catfish guys on Tinder, and having them think he was a she.
Incredibly, they all fell for it.
We’ve got to admit, Snapchat is doing an excellent job. Not only are they working hard to release new features, but they’ve already got people showing interest in their platform again.
In fact, tons of users are joining Snapchat just to use this new filter. We can’t say for sure how many of them will stay. But, we are sure that as long as the yellow/white ghost app keeps surprising us with more things, more people will start to join.