Guy Pranks Girlfriend With New Snapchat Filter but It Backfires Horribly

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Ah, Snapchat. The innovative social media platform has long worked to the detriment of real-life relationships – which is kind of ironic when you think about it. But now, the platform has really pushed the limit, and one couple has already fallen victim to the latest feature.

Snapchat are well known for their range of filters that can make you look like you’re an animal, like you’re under the sea, and even like you’re wearing a full face of makeup. So far, so innocuous. But their latest innovation offers another twist on the classic filter – allowing its users to swap their gender (at least, for as long as a snap lasts).

Thinking this was the ideal opportunity for some fun, one hapless boyfriend decided to send an image of his feminized face to his girlfriend. But her reaction was not what he had expected. Why not? Read on to find out.

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We have so many different methods of communication now that it can seem like it’s actually harder to communicate than ever.

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When we’re all saying so much, it can be hard to communicate what we actually mean – which can cause big problems.

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In real-life relationships. Often, social media actually works to the detriment of a couple’s communication.

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It can help couples who are geographically distant stay in better contact with each other, for example.

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Social media can act as a near constant distraction from what’s actually going on in the here and now – which, for relationships, can be a big problem.

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Snapchat, launched in September of 2011, is a social media app designed for sending quick (and temporary) photos to your contacts.

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Pulling the ugliest face you can and snapping a quick photo, without anyone around you in real time noticing.

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It has a fun range of filters that can make you look totally different – and sometimes unrecognizable.

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For example, the infamous licking dog face, which has become a known signifier for a girl who’s feeling a little flirty.

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For one thing, it stores the number of days in a row that you’ve been in contact with someone – which can cause serious relationship issues.

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Snapchat is clearly no real friend to relationships – and should absolutely be approached with caution.

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But when those fights are based on a virtual space wherein nothing is objectively real, it can start to seem a little silly.

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And when you do have a falling out, you can end up with much further-reaching consequences than you’d expect.

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A boyfriend and girlfriend have had a huge row because of Snapchat – and for one of the silliest reasons imaginable!

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But it soon became abundantly clear that the actual story was no joke – and the internet couldn’t believe it.

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  via : Facebook  

The Scottish man thought that he’d use the latest Snapchat feature to trick his girlfriend, Melissa – until it massively backfired on him.

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  via : Facebook  

It was actually of him, with the new Snapchat gender-swapping feature. However, the picture was pretty convincing.

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Melissa immediately jumped on the image, responding with righteous indignation that he would send her such a snap.

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  via : Facebook  

He first texted his girlfriend asking her not to open his latest Snapchat message – which made him look super guilty.

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  via : Facebook  

Melissa immediately told him she didn’t want to see him and was blocking his number. Harsh – but kind of fair!

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His girlfriend was furious – and even as he tried to explain himself, it was clear that she wasn’t going to believe him.

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  via : Facebook  

But by that point, Melissa was so angry that it didn’t seem like any explanation would satisfy her.

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Whether he’d actually been seeing another girl, or simply trying to annoy his girlfriend, he was certainly guilty of bad behaviour on some level.

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The fact that such a convincing (and attractive) female face could be done purely through filters is pretty impressive on Snapchat’s part.

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And it really captured the imagination of the internet. It currently stands with over seventeen thousand reactions and over twelve thousand shares!

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They thought that Melissa’s reaction was absolutely fair enough, and a justified response to his antagonism.

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They thought that Snapchat actually had intended this all along. One person wrote, “This shit is brutal. Whoever created that filter wants to watch the world burn.”

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Some other men have been sharing their own gender-swapped faces – with slightly less convincing results!

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And although it shows that the filter doesn’t always work so well, it also means that these guys are far less likely to spark a huge row with their girlfriends.

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As for the future of this relationship?

No one seems totally sure. But we’re hoping that seeing this story take over the internet has helped Melissa to at least try to see the funny side…

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