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Dalgona coffee to #Safehands: Social media challenges that have gone viral during the pandemic

As majority of the population is under lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, people are coming up with various social media challenges to keep them busy.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 24, 2020 2:18:08 pm
Social media challenges, Trending social media challenges during coronavirus lockdown, Instagram challenges during coronavirus lockdown, Quarantine challenges, Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, Trending, Indian Express news From safe hands to Instagram’s bingo challenge, people are taking up challenges on various social media platforms to fight lockdown blues

From the #Safehand challenge to the quarantine travel challenge, people are taking up several social media challenges to fight boredom during the coronavirus lockdown. Take a look at some of the social media challenges that went viral during the time of quarantine here:

Safe Hands:

The World Health Organisation (WHO) launched the social media campaign #safehands challenge in an attempt to urge people to practise hygienic hand washing techniques to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Soon, celebrities and famous social media personalities took up the challenge and posted videos of them washing their hands for 20 seconds.

Until tomorrow challenge:

In the latest viral challenge on Instagram, users can be seen posting their weird or embarrassing pictures with the caption “#untiltomorrow”. To take part in the challenge, you have to like someone’s picture with the hashtag #untiltomorrow or #untiltomorrow. Once you do that, you should receive a message to share a snap of yourself with the same caption. Your snap should be visible to others for at least 24 hours.

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#untiltomorrowchallenge #untilforever #lovefamily

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Saree challenge

Social media is flooded with pictures of people in sarees. After posting a picture of yourself, you are required to tag your friends and challenge them to do the same. After the saree challenge went viral, the men also started taking part in the challenge by posting a picture of themselves in dhotis.

Take a look here:

Quarantine travel challenge

The viral challenge which had participants from across the world required people to share a picture in which they had travelled and another which is a recreation of the same at home, often with hilarious results.

From Instagram to Facebook, people have been recreating their favourite photos from travels with various props at home.

Instagram template challenge

Social media challenges, Trending social media challenges during coronavirus lockdown, Instagram challenges during coronavirus lockdown, Quarantine challenges, Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, Trending, Indian Express news Several variations of the challenge include ‘Bingo challenge’, ‘This or That challenge’ and the ‘bucket list challenge’. (Picture credit: Pinterest)

Though this challenge existed way before, it gained popularity just recently. In this challenge, a user is required to post a questionnaire template from Instagram and answer these questions using gifs or stickers. After answering, you are required to tag your friends and pass on the challenge. Several variations of the challenge include ‘Bingo challenge’, ‘This or That challenge’ and the ‘bucket list challenge’.

Dalgona Coffee challenge

Social media challenges, Trending social media challenges during coronavirus lockdown, Instagram challenges during coronavirus lockdown, Quarantine challenges, Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, Trending, Indian Express news The drink became extremely popular for its easy-to-make recipe and its aesthetically pleasing look. (Picture credit: Pinterest)

The trend is inspired by the South Korean Dalgona candy (a sugary toffee with a soft sponge-like texture). The drink became extremely popular for its easy-to-make recipe and its aesthetically pleasing look.

Quarantine pillow challenge

The Quarantine Pillow challenge requires participants to make outfits from their favourite pillows. Some even accessorised it with a heavy belt, pearl necklace or funky shoes. Take a look at some of the trending pictures under the hashtag #quarantinepillowchallenge:

 

Tic Tac Toe challenge with pets

Social media challenges, Trending social media challenges during coronavirus lockdown, Instagram challenges during coronavirus lockdown, Quarantine challenges, Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, Trending, Indian Express news Since most pets lack the opposable thumbs needed to play the game with pen and paper, people are coming up with unusual ways of involving them.

This challenge on TikTok involves people playing ‘tic tac toe’ with their pets. Since most pets lack the opposable thumbs needed to play the game with pen and paper, people are coming up with unusual ways of involving them. Some draw on their behalf, while others are putting treats to prompt pets to pick their spot

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#MeAt20 challenge

After the 10 year challenge, the latest social media rage is #MeAt20, which urges users to look back to their younger years. From youngsters to celebrities, the challenge seems to have gained the attention of all.

As the name suggests, the challenge simply requires users to post a picture of themselves, when they were 20-years-old, with the hashtag #MeAt20.

The gesture challenge

The challenge which has gone viral across various social media platforms requires people to perform a set of complex hand movements accompanied by fast-paced music.

The challenge has caught the attention of various celebrities including The Jonas Brothers, Dan Osborne, and Jacqueline Jossa.

Check it out here:

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Nailed it.

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Quarantine dance challenge

Social media challenges, Trending social media challenges during coronavirus lockdown, Instagram challenges during coronavirus lockdown, Quarantine challenges, Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, Trending, Indian Express news Several various like savage dance challenge and quarantine dance-off challenge are also popular among youngsters.

One of the most popular challenges, it requires a person to simply dance to any song of their choice and post the video under the hashtag # QuarantineDance challenge.

The participant is also required to pass on the challenge to his or her friends by tagging them. Several various like savage dance challenge and quarantine dance-off challenge also became popular.

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Toilet paper challenge

Also known as the #10toqueschallenge or 10 touch challenge, it requires people to juggle a roll of toilet paper with their feet, making sure it doesn’t touch the ground. FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Brahim Diaz are some of the prominent players who took part in the challenge.

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The challenge became popular after major sporting events got affected due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Follow Me To

With the COVID-19 pandemic curtailing travel, Russian photographer Murad Osmann and his partner Natalia’s famous #followme challenge got a new twist with #FollowMeToHOME.

The couple’s photo series went viral in 2013 and had people recreating their signature pose, which showed Natalia standing in front of a location with her back to the camera and her outstretched hand, held by Osmann.

But since many are stuck at home due to lockdowns, the couple asked people to get creative and launched a special competition that challenged people’s indoor photography skills on the lines of the #followme challenge.

Take a look at the results here:

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@natalyosmann & @muradosmann #followmetohome. This would have been the time that we would’ve been back home in India with our families. However, 2020 had different plans in store. So, in this day and age of technology we still manage to stay in touch with family & friends while we self-isolate here in the U.S. But being at home all day also means consuming copious amounts of food and multitasking cooking while you entertain yourself, play dress up, virtually attend family celebrations and pray that glass of wine holds it all together. . . . #stayhome #staysafe #stayhealthy #staypositive #quarantinelife #pursuehappy #followmeto #abmlifeiscolourful #abmhappylife #nothingisordinary #artofvisuals #photosinbetween #watchthisinstagood #costumepartywiths

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Pass the brush challenge

Pass the brush challenge, #passthebrush, Social media challenges, Trending social media challenges during coronavirus lockdown, Instagram challenges during coronavirus lockdown, Quarantine challenges, Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, Trending, Indian Express news Individuals from all age groups to genders are seen participating in the challenge.

The ‘pass the brush’ challenge involves a person starting with a natural look and them revealing a glamourous look after briefly covering the camera screen with a makeup brush. The person then passes the brush to the next participant in the challenge.

Take a look at some of the best beauty transformations under the hashtag #passthebrush challenge here:

Individuals from all age groups and across genders were seen participating in the challenge.

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