For those of you unfamiliar with the app, Snapchat is a social media platform that allows users to photos and videos with one another that vanish after seconds after being seen.
According to research firm Piper Jaffray, 84 percent of teens reported using it at least once per month in 2018 with 46 percent of those surveyed rating it as their favorite platform.
sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me... ugh this is so sad.— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) February 21, 2018
Although it has fallen in popularity in the wake of Instagram, the photo-sharing app has managed to hold it's own (despite Kylie Jenner's cutting tweet) thanks to the power of its filters. From chipmunk voices and stickers to personal emojis and funny face filters, the app allows you to transform your image in a myriad of ways.
Earlier this week, the latest update rolled out a gender swap filter. When applied, it gives men softer, typically more feminine, features such as big eyes, blushed cheeks and long hair. In the same vein, it gives women a more square jaw, facial hair, and bushier eyebrows.
The thing I’m learning from the snap filter that turns people into a boy/girl is that gender is a social construct and that people still use snapchat— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) May 12, 2019
None of that sounds particularly revolutionary but it seems that people are fascinated by this small switch. And by people, we mean men.
For the most part, women have laughed at the resemblance they have to their brothers while using the app while men, on the other hand, have embraced a whole new lifestyle - one where they take multiple selfies and catfish other men on Tinder.
Check out the funniest tweets of the latest Snapchat filter below:
Why my girl always playing with these Snapchat filters 😑😂 pic.twitter.com/W9yw2ESgyr— Chris GQ Perry (@ChrisGQPerry1) May 11, 2019
this snapchat filter makes me look like a girl called kaylee who’s #1 in her class and has dated more than half of the lacrosse team pic.twitter.com/cZiutsKchu— daniel (@virg0boy) May 9, 2019
This new filter got you females hating on us pic.twitter.com/qgTc0DUlAz— Boredpersonful (@Boredpersonful) May 10, 2019
this snapchat filter making me wish i was a girl even more now pic.twitter.com/rPDVTCO1Gl— 🗝 (@klephki) May 9, 2019
So I put the snapchat guy filter on and now i’m my brother pic.twitter.com/aESxdF1upR— Haley McCluskey (@haley_mccluskey) May 11, 2019
So rather than going out, me & SJ decided to see how far Jess could go on tinder.. within an hour I was the most popular girl in Derby. pic.twitter.com/Mwgw8KjDdw— Jake (@J_Askew) May 11, 2019
Used the Snapchat filter on tinder for 30 minutes, and in conclusion I hate men. pic.twitter.com/WfzhKqVpmE— Mohi (@MohimenMahbuba) May 12, 2019
nobody:— Yu Narukami (@Yu_Investigates) May 12, 2019
guys with the new snapchat filter: pic.twitter.com/GJu2Fdp4fl