The most efficient way to break your expensive phone? Presenting the 'self-five'

To take a self high five selfie, you have to take a photo of yourself in the mirror by pressing the camera's button before immediately tossing the phone into the air and clapping your hands together in a 'self high five'.
To take a self high five selfie, you have to take a photo of yourself in the mirror by pressing the camera's button before immediately tossing the phone into the air and clapping your hands together in a 'self high five'.PHOTO: @TOSUBUCK/ TWITTER

The selfie is an ever-evolving social media phenomenon.

First there were "duck faces", then the "donut selfie", and no make-up selfies.

The latest selfie trend, the "self high five selfie" is set to leave a trail of broken phones in its wake.

To take a self high five selfie, you have to take a photo of yourself in the mirror by pressing the camera's button before immediately tossing the phone into the air and clapping your hands together in a 'self high five'.

The pioneer behind this trend is North Carolina State University engineer Seth Schneider, who shared his successful selfie on Saturday (Oct 11). The shot was shared on Twitter with the caption: "Today is the proudest day of my life. I successfully took a picture of me high fiving myself."

The viral tweet received more than 170,000 shares and 400,000 likes.

Mr Schneider said he was just having some fun while he was shut in for Hurricane Matthew, the Daily Mirror reported.

If you are wondering if he had the timer on, he claims it is all about having quick hands.

"There's no fun in that. With this you gotta push the button and be speedy," he said.

The trick was replicated by many over the world, to varying degrees of success. Some even placed pillows strategically as a cushion for their phones. Looks like some people's phones may survive the self high five selfie trend after all.

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