Once again TikTok is here with an exciting new filter. This filter makes you look like your teenage self. But is that a good or a bad thing?
Face filters have been a thing on TikTok for a long time. From baby faces to aged faces, these filters have attracted user attention. But this teenage filter is unique because it almost accurately makes people look like their younger selves.
There are all sorts of reactions to the viral teenage filter. While some are liking the filter, because it is making them realize that their aged self looks much better, others are not liking the many memories this filter is bringing to them.
A TikTok user says “If you’re young and you’re wondering why us old people are freaking out about this filter, it’s because 20, 30 years from now in your head you’re still gonna think you look like this and then there will be some sort of filter that makes you realize you look like this now.”
It is understandable why the filter is not popular for the right reasons among aged individuals. It is only reminding them of how old they look now. For someone, who might have enjoyed their teenage years, nostalgia is positive, but for someone who had a hard childhood looking at their young self just brings uncomfortable memories and emotions.
Some users also think that the filter is making the user’s current face look weary and tired so that the teenage look can appear more youthful and beautiful. A user commented, “Seriously, they are making the ‘now’ look worse to make it more dramatic, right? Right?!”
How to get the teenage filter on TikTok?
Already used in over 2 million videos, this filter is gonna make you reminisce about your old days. To access it, click on the plus icon and then just go on “Effects”. Then, search for the teenage look. This filter is going to remove all wrinkles and take you back to how you looked in your high school days. If you can not find the filter, you should try and update the app.