Now you don't need to be an expert in photo editing to find out what you would look like as the opposite gender thanks to Snapchat's newest gender swap filter, which has caused an internet frenzy. The app rolled out the new photo filter just last week, and already it has wreaked havoc from pranksters as well as made people take a second look in the mirror.
While the new Snapchat photo filter has caused hours of amusement for some, others have learned that you must proceed with caution. One guy tried to trick his girlfriend into thinking he was cheating (we don't suggest this), another guy got hundreds of matches on Tinder (self-esteem boost much?), and others realized their funny photos favor some celebrities or on the flip side maybe an aunt or uncle. Whatever the case, this is only the beginning with this social media trend. Scroll down to see the mischief people have been getting into with these funny photo manipulations and don't forget to upvote your favs!
Snapchat was created seven years ago by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown, who were students at Stanford University. The project was born while they were working on their final project. The app proved to be wildly successful, but according to Spiegel they first failed on almost 34 projects before arriving on Snapchat.
Snapchat has become a household name but originally it was coined under the name Picaboo as an iOS-only app. In 2012 Picaboo was re-branded and the name changed to Snapchat before the app was launched and made available for Android users as well.
Snapchat is used by over 100 million everyday, that's more than 100 Million people opening the app and sending photos with cat filters daily. And how many snaps are these users taking? Over 1 billion snaps everyday.
Snapchat “stories” were developed mainly in 2013. The feature gained so much popularity that now more than 400 million Snapchat stories are posted per day! The development of stories turned into a tool utilized by brands from T.V shows, to cosmetics, to sports teams to auto companies. Hollyoaks became the first soap opera to use Stories to post teasers and exclusive content every weekday at 4 P.M
So who is using Snapchat? 60% of Snapchat users are under 25, while in the UK it’s even higher with 77% under 25, 78% of all American 18-24 year olds use the platform and as of February 2018, it’s the 6th most popular social app in the US. 47% of US teens think Snapchat is better than Facebook, while 24% think it’s better than Instagram.
Snapchat is great for when you are bored which is why people spend an average of 34.5 minutes per day on Snapchat and send about 34.1 messages. Over 2 million snaps are sent every minute, with users mostly using the app to send messages to one another. As of May 15th 2018, the longest Snapchat streak is 1,120 snaps. As of 2019, the longest Snapchat streak recorded is 1401+ days.