The year gone by has been truly challenging, but social media and the online trends managed to keep us on our toes despite the gloom cast by the COVID-19 pandemic.

From the chic take on ‘feti hui coffee’ aka Dalgona coffee to quarantine challenges, let us take a look at the most viral trends of 2020.

Dalgona Coffee challenge

Inspired by South Korean Dalgona candy, a sugary toffee with a soft spongy texture, dalgona coffee became a household drink. It is easy-to-make, aesthetically pleasing and cent percent similar to what we desis call ‘feti hui coffee’.


Safe Hands Challenge


Launched by World Health Organisation (WHO) to promote hygienic hand washing techniques amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this challenge was undertaken by many celebrities and popular faces across social media platforms.

Quarantine travel challenge


In this challenge participants were required to share two pictures – a place they had visited and a recreation of the same at home.

Drawing people from across the globe, this viral challenge had some hilarious outcomes.

Pass me the brush challenge


This challenge was among the most trending ones for all the fashion enthusiasts. It starts with a person having natural looks and briefingly after covering the camera screen with a makeup brush, they reveal a glamourous look.

Flip the switch


Started on TikTok, the flip the switch challenge was to be performed with Drake’s 2018 hit song ‘Nonstop’ playing in the background. The participants are required to flip the switch and exchange one another’s attires.

LinkedIn-Facebook-Instagram-Tinder challenge


Started by legendary singer Dolly Parton who posted four photos of herself on four separate social media platforms — LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Tinder, with a captioned as, “Get you a woman who can do it all”, triggered the challenge.

Quarantine pillow challenge

This challenge requires participants to make outfits from their favourite pillows. Take a look at some of the trending pictures under the hashtag #quarantinepillowchallenge.



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