There’s a new filter that’s going viral on Snapchat called the Ciao Filter, and here’s exactly how to get it.

Snapchat introduced filters in 2015, and they instantly became a hit amongst users. Remember the dog filter? And the flower crown? They became firm favourites amongst selfie-takers. But now, they’ve got a new rival.

The Ciao Filter is proving to be hugely popular amongst Snapchat users – here’s everything you need to know about it.

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What is the Ciao Filter on Snapchat?

The Ciao Filter is the latest popular Snapchat filter, and it’s going viral across a number of different social media platforms.

When applied, it smoothes the skin and applies the word ‘ciao’ to the screen, written in capital white letters. The word ‘ciao’ comes from the Italian language, and is an informal way of saying goodbye. Sometimes, people also use it to say hello.

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Lots of people are using this filter on their selfies, and if you want to try it too – here’s exactly how to find it.

How to get the Ciao Filter on Snapchat

You may have seen people using the Ciao Filter across many social media platforms, including Instagram and TikTok. But, to use the filter you actually have to head to Snapchat.

This filter is created by Snapchat, so usually appears as a saved filter on your home screen. But if it’s not there, here’s how to find it.

  • Open Snapchat and go to the camera screen.
  • Click on the smiley face on the right-hand side of the camera button.
  • Click on ‘explore’ in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
  • In the search bar at the top, type ‘ciao mood’.
  • Now click on the filter and take your photo or video!

Twitter users react to the Ciao Filter

The Ciao Filter has become one of the most popular selfie filters, and people have been reacting to it on Twitter.

One person said: “Show me a girl who hasn’t taken a picture with the CIAO Snapchat filter I’ll wait.”

“I wish I could remove the “CIAO” filter from Snapchat,” said another.

Another person said: “Please stop using the CIAO filter The filter is tired.”

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