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Woman shares giveaways that ‘scream’ someone is a millennial

Using out-of-date emojis, filters and the wrong fonts can out you as a millennial.

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By Amy Reast via SWNS

A woman has shared a "tongue-in-cheek" list of giveaways that "scream someone is a millennial rather than Gen-Z" - including using out-of-date emojis, filters and the wrong fonts.

Katie Woodland, 26, shared a list of things lots of millennials - a person born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s - do which reveal their age without realizing it.

The singer-songwriter, from the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, explained she had been advised by Gen Z-ers - the group of people who were born between the late 1990s and the early 2010s - what not to do on social media.

Taking to social media, she shared the tongue-in-cheek list - including using the 'laugh cry emoji' - which she revealed "has been dead for a while."

Apparently, Gen Z-ers told her instead the emoji to use is "the skull face, not with the crossbones, just the skull."

"It represents 'dead' - like dead from something being so funny," she said.

She also claims "every font on Instagram is unacceptable except for the last one" when creating a story.

Katie, who is classed a millennial, said the Boomerang - a short looping video that plays forward and backward - is also "out of fashion" but says her list is all light-hearted and tongue-in-cheek.

She said: "Using Boomerangs used to be so cool. When I was 16 and 17, it was Boomerang central.

"But who knows, it might come full circle - they might come back into fashion."

Other points on her list included posting landscape orientation pictures on a portrait Instagram story, using certain filters and tagging friends visibly on posts.

After the video went viral, amassing over one million views, the comments saw millennials rushing to their own defense.

One said: "Don’t understand why I wouldn’t want to be a millennial. We’re the best."

Another said: "Grateful to be a millennial and have no intention of changing any of my millennial habits.

A third added: "I'm going to do all this stuff harder now."

Katie, who also does some acting work, said: "I had a few people reach out and say they found the video helpful.

"Others didn't care for it so much.

"But I just make funny content to be relatable and helpful. It's not serious.

"It was meant to be satire - it's just a bit of fun."

The full list of things that give away you're millennial -

  • Using the laugh/cry emoji
  • Using any font on Insta that it's the last one when creating a story
  • Posting landscape pictures on your story and shrinking them to fit, leaving a border around the outside
  • Using Boomerangs
  • Using any filter on Instagram
  • Tagging your friends in posts and leaving the tags there visibly

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