The purse challenge is the latest viral trend on TikTok and has left some people annoyed.

It will be incredible to tell the next generation after 20 years that most people have spent the lockdown period creating videos on TikTok.

2020 has been a turbulent year, starting with wildfires in Australia and leading to a global pandemic crisis that has forced people across the globe to stay at home for a longer period of time.

And TikTok has gained a huge popularity for many during the quarantine period, from children to old people, who take part in a series of video challenges and viral trends.

One of the latest ones on the social media app is the purse challenge. So, let’s find out what the latest trend is all about.

A mobile phone screen displays TikTok logo in Ankara, Turkey on February 21, 2020. Mustafa Murat Kaynak (Anadolu Agency/Anadolu Agency)

What is the purse challenge?

The purse challenge sees two people in a car where one of them hits the other person’s head with a bag for completely no reason.

In most videos, there is a girl who reaches out for her purse in the back seat of a car and unintentionally hits her partner’s head with it.

But while girls clearly enjoy the challenge and burst out laughing, their boyfriends are left pretty annoyed about getting their heads harmed in the process.

How to take part in the purse challenge

You can find the challenge on TikTok under the hashtag #pursechallenge.

Just make sure you search in the ‘tags’ section where you will see that the trend has more than 7.6 million views.

Another way to find trending videos for the challenge is if you search ‘hitting boyfriend bag’ and go to the ‘videos’ section on TikTok.

The challenge started out as a prank to boyfriends, but many have used it on their siblings, friends and children as well.

The purse challenge elsewhere

The challenge is making its way on Twitter too where some users have shared their take on the trend.

However, other Twitter users have complained that it’s not okay to hit other people’s heads for no reason and that most videos feel staged.

You can also find ‘purse challenge’ videos on YouTube which are compilations of some of the most hilarious videos out there.

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