Back in 2016, picture messaging platform Snapchat introduced its latest, revolutionary lens filter: face swapping. And following in the wake of the vomiting rainbow and kitty whiskers lenses, the filter did exactly what it said on the tin: swapping your features with those of your friend, pet, or basically anything with a face. Inevitably, this led to some seriously messed-up photos, as people tried face swapping with babies, animals, children’s toys and God knows what else. These nightmare-inducing examples, for example, will make you never want to use Snapchat again…
Next time someone accuses you of getting mouthy with them, you can tell them that at least it’s not as bad as this pic. And we’re not quite sure why the guy’s whole face didn’t register on the camera, rather than just his mouth. Whatever the answer, though, the results have basically scarred us for life.
This is what happens when dads get hold of Snapchat, and we don’t know which face is more terrifying. Actually, yes we do: the vacant expression on that huge, human-sized doll is going to haunt our dreams for months to come.
Face swapping isn’t just fun and games, however. You can also use it as a tool to figure out what your baby will look like when they’re your age, not to mention relive your own infancy in the process. Everyone’s a winner! Except for the people who have to look at the truly horrifying results, that is.
Tragically, the Freaky Friday/Babe crossover didn’t go down well with audiences. At least, that’s what we presume would have happened if someone had actually turned this nightmare fuel into a feature film.
We’ve all heard of the people who go through thousands of dollars of plastic surgery trying to turn themselves into real-life dolls. If only they’d had a go with Snapchat’s face-swapping tool first… Then again, it might have just spurred them on anyway. Who’s to say that this guy hasn’t now made the utterly terrifying change permanent?
What fresh hell is this? Well, if you can tear your eyes away from the horror of whatever’s happened to the baby daughter’s face, then you’ll notice a pretty specific section of her dad’s face has been swapped. So, instead of being some kind of mutant scarecrow monster, she’s actually just got nostrils and a ’tache for her face. You had one job, Snapchat…
Even when the adult-baby swap goes right, however, it’s still nothing short of completely disturbing. Actually, it’s made even worse here by the magnificent mustache the dad – or, now, baby – is sporting. And if you still can’t grasp the horror, just imagine seeing your son come out of the womb like that.
It looks like Snapchat has been suffering from a severe case of facial pareidolia. No, that’s not some kind of weird phobia: it’s actually a psychological phenomenon that makes you see faces in inanimate objects. After all, we’re pretty sure that tire rim isn’t actually a face. Right?
Who’d have thought that something as simple as pulling a funny face could end in such nightmare-inducing disaster? Well, anyone who’s tried out Snapchat’s face-swapping feature, for a start. Indeed, this perversion of nature is beginning to seem worryingly par for the course.
Snapchat: fulfilling lifelong dreams since 2016. After all, Amanda Hall said on social media that she’s “always wanted to be a mermaid.” And while this is probably the closest she’s ever going to get, it’s better than nothing. We suppose, anyway.
Now, next time you spot a cookie that resembles a face, you might want to jump on Snapchat. The results, as you can see, are hilarious and terrifying in equal measure. Still, if you’ve ever wondered what you’d look like as a weird rock monster, now’s your chance.
Apparently, all Snapchat needs is something resembling two eyes and a mouth, and you’re good to go. And by good to go, we mean good to freak out anyone who sees the outcome. Actually, we’re not sure which part of this is weirder – the guy’s new fruity features, or his original face floating next to him like some kind of ghostly apparition.
If you’re going to draw a face to swap with, you could at least make it slightly less horrifying. Those massive, black, pupil-less eyes make you feel like you’re staring into the abyss. Still, you’ve got to admire the effort in lining up the giant novelty lips almost perfectly.
Have you ever danced with a smiling cat in the pale moonlight? Or even just seen a cat smile at all? Let’s face it: normally, feline expressions tend to range from annoyed to scared to hungry, with little else in between. But thanks to the wonders of Snapchat, you can now give your furry friend any emotion you choose. Sometimes, you have to ask whether technology has gone too far…
Face swapping with branded merchandise? This must be a whole new kettle of fish for marketing execs everywhere. For the rest of us, however, it’s just another opportunity to prove how faux-hipster we are. Occasionally, Snapchat is both a blessing and a curse…
Somebody down at Snapchat’s coding department really needs to work on the face-identifying algorithm. Then again, if it means losing out on such hilariously weird pictures as this, maybe it’d be best just to leave it as is.
Face swapping with film stars is way more entertaining than when actual celebrities try to hop onto the bandwagon – like when Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner gave it a whirl in March 2016. Being half-sisters, they just looked alike anyway. Snooze.
Statues are people too. Or were, at some point. So it’s no wonder that their faces work so well on Snapchat. By which we of course mean that they successfully swap, even if the results are wholly unnatural. Still, if you’ve ever wanted to be immortalized in stone…
Face swap with Yoda, you must. An integral part of your Jedi training, it is. At least, it probably will be in the inevitable millennial reboot, Star Wars: Snapchat Strikes Back. Fear may lead to the dark side, but face swapping will get you there faster.
This poor pooch is having a real ruff time of it. Not only has his face been swapped with his owner, but it’s also landed him with an extra set of teeth in the middle of his nose. Clearly, this woman is barking up the wrong tree when it comes to face swapping.