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27 March 2020 02:37

Bill Rieflin Ministry R.E.M.

AS a large proportion of the world's population finds themselves on lockdown as a result of the coronavirus, a number of challenges have sprung on social media to help deal with the boredom. Instagram's until tomorrow challenge has emerged as one of the most popular. 1 The until tomorrow hashtag has seen 566k posts, making it one of the most popular challenges on Instagram Credit: Getty - Contributor What is until tomorrow on Instagram? With social distancing, advice to stay home and government imposed lockdowns around the world, people are finding creative ways to entertain themselves on social media. Social media challenges have existed for a long time but have become increasingly popular during the outbreak of coronavirus.

These challenges often come with their own set of rules. Here are the rules of the until tomorrow challenge: One user posts a photo of themselves in a silly pose. The photo is posted with the phrase until tomorrow. The photo must stay on the person's feed for a whole day before it is deleted. The owner of the picture sends anyone who liked it a direct message telling them it is their turn to post an until tomorrow picture.

Although the challenge has proved to be a hit on Instagram with my people participating many Twitter users are not impressed going on to slam the fun. What other social media challenges are there? There are a number of challenges people are engaging in to keep entertained. Various notable people have taken part in the challenges which have been shared numerous of times on social media. Barcelona soccer star Riqui Puig started a social media challenge, which has now been called the 10 touch toilet paper challenge, where social media users substitute a soccer ball for toilet paper. Users are challenged to get ten foot touches in a row before the toilet paper hits the ground. The challenge has proved popular as several athletes including Lionel Messi, who was challenged by teammate Xavi, has taken part. Barcelona stars Messi, Busquets and Vidal show their skill at the loo roll challenge The gesture challenge has gone viral on Tik Tok and challenges users to copy a list of complex hand movements accompanied by a fast paced dance track. has gone viral on Tik Tok and challenges users to copy a list of complex hand movements accompanied by a fast paced dance track. Celebrities including The Jonas Brothers have participated in the challenge. Film mogul Tyler Perry introduced the he's got the whole world challenge, which challenges users to sing the nursery rhyme, He's Got the Whole World. The challenge has become a hit on Instagram as Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, User, and Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams are among the big names who have taken part. Among the many things people are doing to keep themselves entertained while quarantined — from virtual happy hours to push up challenges — is a new Instagram trend that's gaining popularity at a high speed. With nearly 600,000 tagged posts and counting, it's safe to say that the "until tomorrow" caption challenge on Instagram is officially a thing. You might have noticed posts in your feed that are atypical of certain accounts — photos that are old, un-posed, un-polished, or plain silly — paired with the mysterious caption, "until tomorrow." If you were to Like one of the photos, you'd soon find out what it was all about, as this challenge is activated by an interaction. Like any good chain letter from the early aughts, this challenge has very specific guidelines and yet very unclear origins. The rules are that if you like a photo with an "until tomorrow" caption, the original poster has to send you a DM, challenging you to post your own photo for 24 hours, with the same caption — get it? Or, you can start the challenge by posting a photo and caption without being nominated. There's no word yet on what happens if you don't accept the challenge, but if you apply chain letter logic, you're likely subject to seven years of bad luck. You can try to fight the urge to participate in this trend, or you can just open up the box of baby pictures and prepare yourself for the moment in which you give in and accept a challenge. Here's a step by step guide for participating in the 24 hour "until tomorrow" challenge that will likely last much longer: Post An Embarrassing Photo To Instagram Listen, the rules are vague, but the point is to post a photo that you wouldn't typically post on Instagram. That's where the challenge element comes in — it's supposed to be hard to leave this photo up because it's embarrassing. So scroll through your recently deleted selfies or dig through your middle school scrapbooks for a photo that makes you cringe — you'll know when you've found it because you instantly dread posting it. Now, post it, with the caption "until tomorrow," and wait for the likes to roll in. DM Accounts Who Like It & Issue The "Until Tomorrow" Instagram Challenge Send a DM to the first few people who Like your photo, letting them know they've been officially elected to post their own embarrassing photo for 24 hours, with only the caption "until tomorrow." After 24 hours have passed, you're free to delete your photo, and after 24 hours have passed since your elected challenge-mates have posted their photo, they can delete it too. If You Unintentionally Liked An "Until Tomorrow" Instagram Post, Have A Great Excuse If you've been nominated to post your own "until tomorrow" photo challenge, but live in fear that declining a chain-letter-esque challenge will leave you an ominous feeling in your gut, come up with a great excuse. Like the fact that you're literally not embarrassed by any photo of yourself and therefore cannot comply. In all seriousness, try to be a good sport about things like this. People are trying to find ways to stay entertained and positive right now and you don't have to participate if you don't want to, but no need to put anyone down who is hoping to distract themselves with a ~silly~ challenge.