How to Use Snapchat’s Gender Swap Filter Everyone’s Talking About

BY Khamosh Pathak

Published 21 May 2019

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Snapchat’s gender swap filter has everyone talking. It takes Snapchat’s fun filters to a whole new level, with a surprising level of believability. I’m sure you’ve already seen the viral videos and photos of the gender swap filter on social media. The videos of a person singing along to a duet song are quite fun. If you want to recreate the video on your own, or if you just want to see what the fuss is all about, read on to find out how to use Snapchat’s gender swap filter.

Snapchat Gender Swap Filter: Everything You Need to Know

What is Snapchat Gender Swap Filter?

Here’s what Snapchat does. There are two new filters, one for male gender swap and one for female. The male gender swap filter adds a beard, a masculine jawline, and short hair. The female gender swap filter removes beard or facial hair, smooths out the skin, and adds long hair.

How Snapchat Gender Swap Filter is Being Used Online

There are a lot of creative ways to use this feature. You can of course just record a funny video with the gender swap filter and send it to your friends.

To kick thing up a notch, you can try using a gender swap filter on a photo. Just import the photo with the face from the library and let Snapchat do its thing. Try this for popular characters, celebrities or even past US presidents for a good hearty laugh. And you can post it on Twitter for some internet brownie points.

One of the most creative uses of the gender swap filter that we’ve seen yet has been by Photographer Scott Hubbard. He used it to create a hilarious lip-sync duet of the Evanescence’s ‘Bring Me to Life’ song where he seamlessly switches between the male parts and the female parts simply by moving his face. He starts off with the female face filter, with the female part of the song. And when the male part comes on, he swiftly moves his face away so we can see his side profile (and Snapchat removes the female face filter).

Now that Scott has started this trend, you can capitalize it by creating your own version of your favorite duet.

How to Use Gender Swap Filter in Snapchat

Here’s how you can use the feature.

Step 1: Open the Snapchat app. If you haven’t used the app in a while, download it from the App Store. If you’re new to Snapchat, check out our Snapchat beginners guide.

Step 2: Open the Camera view and double tap on the screen to switch to the selfie camera.

Snapchat Gender Swap Filter How to

Step 3: Bring your face in the full view and tap on your face area so it’s recognized. Now, Snapchat filters and lenses will show up at the bottom of the screen.

Step 4: Snapchat doesn’t name the filter. So start swiping left to see more filters. You’ll find the gender swap filter within the first five options.

Step 5: Once it’s selected, you can either tap the shutter button to click the picture or tap and hold on the button to record a video. Once you’re done, you can save it to your Camera Roll or send it to your friends on Snapchat.

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Do You Still Use Snapchat?

It feels like in the race of the social media platforms, Snapchat has been left behind. But it still has a loyal user base. Are you one of them? Do you still use Snapchat? Share with us in the comments below.

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