Everyone is sad: TikTok has been flooded with videos with a crying face filter

A crying face filter that started on Snapchat is taking over TikTok with a continuing influx of viral videos.

The crying face filter has taken over TikTok posts with a growing wave of viral videos showing off the curious effect.

However, this viral filter created with augmented reality technology is not native to TikTok , in fact it belongs to Snapchat . Users have been using the “crying” filter and posting it to their TikTok accounts .

The effect transforms even the most serene faces into hysterics. The hashtag “crying filter”  has over 50 million views on TikTok , and is used to prank friends and transform the faces of celebrities from movies, music, and TV shows.

How to get the crying face filter?

To get the crying face effect, open the Snapchat app and navigate to the filters. Then select “explore” and type “crying” in the search bar. Once you’ve selected the effect, record your video and make sure to save it so it lands in your gallery for later uploading to TikTok . 

One of the most impressive things about the Snapchat filter is its ability to map the face. The expression can be enhanced a bit, but part of the fun is how the artificial expression contrasts with the video content. 

Like most trends, the viral filter may not last long, but it’s a clear example of how two separate  social media apps co-exist.