Teens Have Brought Back The Chain Letter In The Most Annoying Way Possible

By Holly Brockwell on at

If you're feeling old and curmudgeonly this chilly Monday morning, we've got something you can attribute it to. Those blasted youths have found another way to be annoying via social media.

The 'Snapchat dab thing' (catchy) is a meme going round Snapchat that involves, basically, adding your own dabbing Bitmoji to an endless chain of dabbing Bitmojis. Like this:

Here's how to do it:

  • Screenshot the snap from a friend who's already done it (it's a bit sad to start your own dab chain) or fake it by screenshotting one from the internet
  • Add your own Bitmoji doing the dab at the front of the chain
  • Add the instructions 'Screenshot and add the dab emoji'
  • Send it out into the world
  • Go and have a think about your life.

Thankfully, if you don't use Snapchat or have the right kind of friends, this whole thing will pass you by - unless Miranda Kerr has a point about Facebook stealing Snapchat's ideas, in which case we'll see it there before long. Can't wait.

Glossary for the aged:

Bitmoji: those incredibly irritating cartoon character avatars that started popping up in homemade cartoons on Facebook a couple of years back, called 'Bitstrips'. They've since been bought for Many Pounds by Snapchat so you can be annoying in two ways at once.

Dabbing: to quote Wikipedia, "A dance move in which the dancer simultaneously drops the head while raising an arm and the elbow in a gesture that has been noted to resemble sneezing."

Meme: a viral joke spread via social media and the internet, to the confusion of people who are out of the loop and don't get why people keep referencing jet fuel and steel beams.

Snapchat: Facebook for teens and people who wish they were teens.