What is the new ‘Thanos snap’ TikTok trend? Users are pretending they got snapped out of existence

Marvel fans are picking up where Avengers: Infinity War left off in this hilarious TikTok meme.

The new trend is called “Thanos Snapped” and people are making point-of-view videos to share the worst ways the fallout of Infinity War could have affected them. Here’s how to join in on the fun.

What is the ‘Thanos Snap’ trend? 

@goshuajonzalez

Man I just wanted to eat my food 😭 #mcu #thanos #snap

♬ Thanos snapped – Joshua

User @goshuajonzalez is credited as the originator of the “Thanos Snapped” meme. 

“Pov: your food arrives after 45 minutes, but the Avengers lost,” his caption stated.

In his video, he’s served a burger and fries after 45 minutes of waiting, but then the “Thanos snap” kicks in and he slowly fades away before he can eat. The skit received 719,000 likes on TikTok.

What is the ‘Thanos Snap’ in the first place?

Thanos is one of the main villain in the Avengers film series. He has one goal: to eliminate half the population to save the universe. Thanos believes this will allow the remaining living beings to consolidate limited resources and create a world free of suffering.

At the end of Infinity War, Thanos acquired a gauntlet that allowed him to remove half the population with the snap of his fingers.

How to make a ‘Thanos Snapped’ meme

To make a “Thanos Snapped” TikTok like @imseanphillippe, all you really need is to use the “Thanos Snapped” sound. When you record your video, be sure to select the “Ghost” effect (also known as “Out of Body” effect) the moment you vanish in order to look like your body is fading away.

Some more examples of the ‘Thanos Snap’ meme 

@sparklec

Just when you were about to get to the best part of the ride too. #avengers #thanossnap #disney #disneyworld #animalkingdom #disneycreators #thanos

♬ Thanos snapped – Joshua

User @sparklec got “snapped” as she was going backward on a rollercoaster.

Meanwhile, @midwestavenger never did get to go on that date with his crush.

@laurenaddy

5 years later you return and find out your professor still failed you for the missing assignment #fyp #mcu #thanos #snap

♬ Thanos snapped – Joshua

TikToker @laurenaddy worked all night to perfect her college assignment only to vanish before she could submit it.

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