Don’t Get Fooled By This Evil But Genius Instagram Trick

14 December 2017, 11:22 | Updated: 24 July 2018, 16:18

Instagram hair hack
Instagram hair hack. Picture: other
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

Wow that's infuriating

As far as social media hacks go, this one is pretty damn ingenious. Devious... but ingenious. Chinese sneaker manufacturer Kaiwei Ni created an Instagram advert which featured a picture of a hair on it. This tricked users into thinking there was a real hair on their screen. When they swiped their screens to brush the hair away - they swiped up on the ad.

Sneaky, eh? Instagram were not best pleased and removed the advert after users flagged it up.

Take a look at the ad here (and try and resist the urge to brush the hair away):