If you've been on social media lately then you've seen the latest SnapChat filter that has everyone looking like complete strangers. The image-centered platform recently released two new filters, one scruffy and masculine and another soft and feminine. Fans of the app are enjoying the gender-swapping filter, but some critics believe that it will be just another way for people to "catfish" unsuspecting strangers online.
When women use the male version of the filter, the result isn't as mind-boggling as the reverse. Two celebrities who have tested the filter and shared their images are The Breakfast Club's Charlamagne Tha God and rapper Cardi B. Charlamagne captioned his smiling girly photo by writing, "Confidence Level, Selfie With No Filter. I need no digital help. A smile works better than any filter. 100% All Natural. No Facetune Required. My favorite filter is reality." Cardi B looked like "Mr. Steal Yo Girl" and wrote, "Waiting on your b*tch."
Others have taken to social media to share their face swaps, some of which are pretty realistic. There are already dating app users who have shared their filtered photos to test whether or not strangers would be able to tell that they're using a fake image, and some people have reported that their inboxes were flooded with messages from people wanting to hook up. This is, of course, the concern with using filters such as these. You never know who you're talking to these days.
How To Get The New Snapchat Baby Filter Everyone Is Posting
Want to get the baby filter?
If you’ve been on the internet lately, you’ve likely seen friends and acquaintances posting photos of themselves as the baby-versions of their adult self and as the opposite sex — men posing as women, and women posing as men.
Once again, Snapchat has found a way to temporarily boost their monthly users by introducing engaging new filters that have taken the internet by storm. They still have better filters than Instagram, that’s for sure.
Finding and using it is simple.
Open Snapchat, make sure the camera is facing you. Tap the Smiley icon next to the capture button to access the available filters. Then side scroll over the filter that looks like a baby.
Get in on the fun soon! Because who knows how long this latest fascination will last.
… And don’t forget, you can make your own Snapchat filters too.
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