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Trending: Why is everyone ‘crying’ on TikTok?

They are not actual tears, it is just an augmented reality technology that was created on Snapchat.

In Summary

•The filter gives you a frowny, sad face with upturned eyebrows and bloodshot eyes.

•Once you record from Snapchat, save and then proceed to either Instagram or TikTok to post.

Crying Snapchat filter
Crying Snapchat filter
Image: MARGARET WANJIRU

Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed creators on social media posting funny videos and photos on what looks like a similar crying filter.

They are not actual tears, it is just an augmented reality technology that was created on Snapchat and people on Instagram and TikTok to make everyone look like they are at their emotional breaking point.

The filter gives you a frowny, sad face with upturned eyebrows and bloodshot eyes.

The filter is being used to prank friends and to completely transform recognizable clips from celebrities, movies or even reality shows worldwide.

The person behind the camera proceeds to ask them something along the lines of, "What's wrong?" “You look so sad” and the victim, mostly unaware of the prank is wildly confused.

Click the smiley emoji then explore
Click the smiley emoji then explore
Image: MARGARET WANJIRU

Here is how to find the crying lens in Snapchat

Step 1: Proceed to download the snapchat application

Step 2: Open the application and then proceed to click the smile emoji icon next to the camera shutter on the screen.

Step 3: At the bottom part, click the magnifying glass icon called Explore.

Ensure the filter is by snapchat
Ensure the filter is by snapchat
Image: MARGARET WANJIRU

Step 4: Click on the search box and type #crying and choose the filter by Snapchat.

Step 5: You can also find it under “Trending Lenses.”

Once you record from Snapchat, save and then proceed to either Instagram or TikTok to post.

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