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How to change your Snapchat AI gender

One of Snapchat's unique offerings is the ability for a user to modify and personalize their AI experience.


Kahron Spearman


Posted on Oct 4, 2023   Updated on Oct 15, 2023, 4:17 pm CDT

Snapchat has continually pushed the boundaries of social media interaction with its innovative and user-friendly features. One of the unique offerings is the ability to modify and personalize the AI experience on Snapchat, allowing users to change the gender representation of their AI chatbots. Whether you are an experienced user or new to Snapchat, here’s how to change your Snapchat AI gender.

Understanding Snapchat’s AI gender filter

Snapchat’s AI Gender Filter enables users to customize their AI chatbot, “My AI,” altering gender representation to mirror user identity and preferences. This tool, powered by ChatGPT from OpenAI, transcends standard chatbot capabilities. “My AI” acts as a personal virtual friend, capable of meaningful, engaging, and intelligent conversation, enriching the overall Snapchat interaction.

Step-by-Step Guide to Customizing AI Gender

(per Speechify)

  1. Locate and open the Snapchat app on your device.
  2. Once in the app, click your profile icon and scroll down to find the “My AI” feature.
  3. Tap “My AI” to go to the friendship profile with your AI chatbot.
  4. Here, you can change your chatbot’s name, select new headers, adjust skin tone, and pick different hairstyles, among other things.
  5. Click on the “Gender” option and select your preferred gender from the list.
  6. After making your desired adjustments, click “Save” to apply the changes.

Additional customization and features on Snapchat

Snapchat doesn’t just stop at gender customization. Users can enhance their AI experience by employing features like 3D Bitmoji, allowing the AI chatbot to mirror user facial expressions, making interactions more immersive and personal. This takes customization to a new level, providing a richer, more engaging user experience.

Ethical considerations & privacy

Snapchat emphasizes responsible use and strict privacy controls. Users are in command of their data and can erase AI chatbot data whenever needed through the app’s privacy settings, maintaining the sanctity of user privacy. Snapchat continually refines its privacy norms to ensure ethical and responsible use of user data.

Exploring enhanced capabilities with Speechify

Besides Snapchat’s innovative features, platforms like Speechify are revolutionizing content creation by offering advanced voiceover and text-to-speech capabilities, assisting in creating engaging content across various social media platforms while catering to individuals with reading disabilities.

Additional answers on changing Snapchat AI gender

(per Update Myself on Medium)

  • Snapchat’s AI gender filter is universally accessible provided the users have the latest version of Snapchat installed on iOS or Android devices.
  • While users can modify accessories and filters, the fundamental alteration is automated based on user facial features and can only be customized in those ways.
  • The gender filter is applicable to multiple faces, provided all faces are visible and aligned adequately within the camera frame.
  • Currently, it is confined to capturing photos and recording videos within Snapchat, and can’t be used for video calls.

Is it worth it?

Snapchat’s AI gender filter and its customization allow users to redefine their interaction with the app, making it a more inclusive and personal experience. Users can, with a few simple steps, ensure that their virtual companion, “My AI,” mirrors their preferences and identity, making every interaction more delightful and enriching. As users embrace this technology, responsible usage and privacy management remain paramount, ensuring a fun, immersive, and secure Snapchat journey.

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*First Published: Oct 4, 2023, 12:33 pm CDT