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Me At 20 challenge: what is the #MeAt20 on Instagram and Twitter? How you can take part
Another day in lockdown, another social media challenge for us all to take part in. Yes, it feels like there’s a constant stream of social media trends coming our way at the moment to keep everyone entertained on the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. And the latest causing a stir amongst your friends, family, or any celebrities you follow, is the “Me At 20” challenge.
As the name suggests, the latest trend on Instagram is all about posting a photograph from the first year of your twenties. Inbetweeners star Emily Atack has taken part in the trend as well as brainiac TV host Carol Voderman, Nigella Lawson, Piers Morgan, Julian Clary, and Frozen star Josh Gad, to name a few.
Similar to the 2009 vs 2019 challenge that went viral towards the end of last year, the latest trend is a great chance to highlight how much has changed since you turned 20. A number of people have taken part in the challenge by sharing a photo of them aged 20 as well as a more recent photo – to highlight the changes since then. If you’d rather not highlight those changes, that’s completely optional.
Unlike other recent online trends, there’s no nomination process – so you don’t need to wait until one of your friends tags you in their attempt.
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Me at 20 with my oldest journalist mate @robinmcgibbon – you’d never believe we both went on to write books about boy bands.
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The social hashtag is #MeAt20 and is trending on Twitter and Instagram at the moment.
You don’t have to share the first photo of you after turning 20 either, it can be from any point during that year.
That means, unlike the recent First Photo challenge, you can take your time and pick one of the most flattering shots of your baby-face.
Instagram and Twitter #MeAt20 Challenge: How started it all?
Well, like all of these viral social media challenges, that’s pretty tough to say. However, one of the first to kickstart the trend appears to be Twitter users @202natt. On Monday April 13, 2020 the user tweeted: “Lmaooo what did y’all look like at 20?”
The tweet clearly struck a chord and quickly gained more than over 2,000 likes and well over 1,000 replies. In these replies, many people started to share pictures of them aged 20. The hashtag has since spread from Twitter to photo-based social network Instagram.