How to use the 'no beard' Snapchat filter that's going viral on TikTok

Palmer Haasch
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People are using a viral Snapchat filter to virtually remove their beards. @leemsnow/TikTok
  • A trend that uses a "no beard" filter has gone viral on TikTok.

  • The filter is actually found on Snapchat, where you can record and download a video using it.

  • People are using it to show their friends and family what they'd look like without a beard.

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On TikTok, a trend is growing where people with beards surprise their spouses, friends, or family members by using a filter that virtually removes their facial hair.

The #nobeardfilter hashtag now has over 16.7 million views on TikTok, but anyone looking to try the trend themselves won't be able to locate the filter on the app. Instead, the "no beard" effect is a Snapchat filter.

The challenge itself is fairly straightforward: someone who has a beard will record themself with the front-facing camera, sometimes covering the bottom part of their face with a hand to prevent the filter from recognizing them. Then, they remove their hand and show a family member what they look like without the beard as the filter digitally removes it.

The other person's reaction is usually the punchline of the video.

@ifeelbernie

Conclusion: I can never shave my beard. Ever. 🧔🏻 ##nobeard ##snapchat ##beard ##friday

♬ Spongebob - Dante9k

In order to use the filter, head over to Snapchat. After opening the camera, tap the face to the right of the capture button in order to select a filter. From there, hit the explore button in the bottom-right corner of the screen and search for "no beard." You should be able to use the filter that appears in the search results, titled "no beard," to digitally remove any beard.

After recording your video in the Snapchat app, save it and upload it to TikTok. Many videos that are part of the trend use either the #nobeardfilter or #nobeard hashtags.

While it might seem annoying to switch back and forth between two different apps, it's not uncommon for Snapchat filters to spark trends on TikTok. A recent example was the "vin rouge" filter that became popular on TikTok as part of the controversial "silhouette challenge."

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