Snapchat was able to unroll a new filter known as the gender swap. It is a ‘multi-filter’ whereby one filter makes you look more feminine, another makes you look more masculine and a third one makes you look like a baby.
The ‘male’ filter gives you facial hair, shorter hair, and a stronger jawline. The ‘female’ filter removes beards and replaces them with smooth skin, makeup, and long locks of hair. The ‘baby’ filter, well, gives you a younger, rounder babyface. Besides being popular, it is also known not to work at times.
Troubleshoot Snapchat gender swap filter not working
This article will guide you on why this keeps on happening, how to fix this issue, and enjoy the gender swap filter.
Solution 1: Enable filters
When the filters are disabled, the gender swap filter ends up not functioning. You can easily solve this by following these steps:
- Tap on your account icon in the top left-hand corner of the screen.
- Tap on the gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
- Scroll down to Additional Services and tap on ‘Manage’.
- Toggle on the Filters.
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Solution 2: Change your posture
Sometimes your posture might be the reason the filter isn’t working.
Make sure you are in a place with good lighting and look directly into the camera so it can register your face.
Solution 3: Proper grooming
The filter’s success is going to vary based on how you look. For example, if you have a big beard or huge amounts of stubble, it may be hard to use the male to female Snapchat filter.
However, if you’re clean-shaven, then using the Snapchat gender change filter seems to work pretty well.
Solution 4: Update Snapchat
When Snapchat is not up to date, it usually starts malfunctioning from saving photos to using its filters.
You can fix this by updating the app because each new update comes with bug fixes to the common issues Snapchat users face.
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Solution 4: Update Phone
Your phone’s firmware and software end up influencing how certain apps’ features behave.
Older devices not running on the latest firmware and software are most likely to experience a lot of lag when trying out the gender swap filter. You can fix this by checking if your phone needs an update.
Solution 5: Patience
Unfortunately, if all the solutions above do not help, then it means you will have to be patient and wait until it works on its own. This is because Snapchat filters are on a rotation, which means that some users won’t have either of the filters accessible in the app. Those missing out on one of the male and female filters will just have to wait until it appears for them.
The solutions discussed above are helpful even when other facial filters are not working. If you have any questions surrounding this topic, let us know in the comment section below. We hope this article was helpful to you.
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