Snapchat has now moved on from letting users see what they might look like as the opposite sex in its 2019 viral filter to turning them into living, breathing anime characters.
The new filter, called “Anime Style,” transforms the user’s picture or video into an anime character based on their facial structure, as explained by Republic World.
A 20-year-old San Francisco Bay Area college student named Ethan used Snapchat’s ‘gender switch’ filter to pose as a woman on Tinder and caught a San Mateo police officer allegedly wanting to hook up.
The student went by the name of a 16-year-old female named “Esther” and said he had a female friend who was molested as a child. Seemingly moved by her story, he wanted to catch possible pedophiles.