Filters are a popular feature of social media, and can be used for a range of things such as editing your face, making it appear as though you have make up on, or distorting your appearance.
While filters began years ago as dog ears and gold crowns, they have evolved to become a lot more complex.
The latest filter to go viral is the “sad face” filter, which makes it look as though you are crying. Here is everything we know, including how you can try it out…
What is the sad face filter on TikTok?
The ‘sad face’ filter, as it is known on TikTok, makes people look as though they are crying, and deeply upset.
Videos using the filter have wracked up thousands of likes, and viewers have been left in stitches as they watch an unsuspecting person fall victim to the filter.
TikToks using the filter typically include someone filming a friend with the filter on them. However, they are unaware of this and are therefore very confused when they’re asked why they are crying.
The comment sections are filled with users wanting to join in with the trend and use the filter.
How to get the sad face filter
While the filter has gone viral on TikTok, it is actually from another social media platform altogether. To use the sad face filter, head over to Snapchat and follow the instructions below:
1. Open Snapchat and make sure the camera is facing the person who you want to use the sad filter on.
2. Hold your finger over their face until the filters pop up along the bottom of the screen.
3. Swipe up to the ‘explore’ section of Snapchat’s filters.
4. Search the word ‘crying.’
5. Click on the filter titled ‘crying’ and there you go!
How to upload your video to TikTok
To use the filter on Snapchat and upload it as a TikTok video, you first need to film a video using the filter on Snapchat. To do this, make sure to set the filter up following the above steps, then hold down the circle button to begin filming.
After that, save the video on Snapchat to your camera roll.
Head over to TikTok and click the ‘+’ button in the center of the screen along the bottom. In the bottom right hand corner there will be an icon labelled ‘upload.’
Click on that, then select the video you want to post. After that, simply follow the steps on screen and post the video to your TikTok page, making sure to add a caption, a sound, and any hashtags you may want to include.
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