So many social media filters are pushing users to change their appearance to plump lips, wear more makeup, reduce chin fat, add dog ears, and more. , new trends are taking change to a whole new (yet unexpectedly familiar) level.With nearly 900,000 TikTok videos, users “Teenage look” filter.
TikTok primarily created filters to smooth wrinkles on users’ faces. A TikTok rep wouldn’t reveal how the effect works, as it’s proprietary, but gizmodo reports that TikTok may be using AI to create filters.
The emotional side of filters is evident, regardless of what technology is used behind the scenes. Maybe it’s the nostalgic old-fashioned song used in the video. “The Freshman” by The Verve Pipe” and Alphaville “Forever Young” Or maybe millennials, Generation X, and even baby boomers just see themselves decades younger. Whatever it was, the filter prompted users to reflect on their youth: a literal opportunity to do what many therapists recommend and talk to a younger version of themselves.
“You want to hug her and tell her not to be so hard on yourself,” Marla Toner said. Filters have been used over 13 million timestold BuzzFeed News. “You just want to talk to him.”
In the video, Toner breaks down in tears as he sees a younger version of himself. “I struggled with eating disorders growing up,” she said. “Go back and say, ‘Oh my God, what’s wrong? Absolutely not. Stop beating yourself up. Stop comparing yourself to what you see in the media.’ That’s definitely what I tell her.” .
For others, seeing their younger selves makes them appreciate where they are now.Michael Anderson tick tock has more than a million likes and says filters have taken him back about 30 years, but he’s proud of where he is today.
“I’m turning 50 this year and it’s starting to wrinkle,” Anderson told BuzzFeed News. “Thirty years ago I thought he was 20, and in 30 years he’ll be 80. So it shows how fast time really goes.”
Young TikTok users are using filters against their parents, giving them a chance to see what they would look like at a young age. using a filter About my 63 year old father. After posting the TikTok, Prera and his father looked through old photos and said the TikTok filter looked a lot like his father’s teenage self.
Prera said filming and posting the TikTok was a spontaneous decision, but then spent about 30 minutes thinking about images of his father when he was younger.