Selfies, is it still considered a selfie if you are not alone in the photo?

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  1. palanorj profile image60
    palanorjposted 3 years ago

    Selfies, is it still considered a selfie if you are not alone in the photo?

    like if you take a pic with your kid or dog, is that still a 'selfie?'

  2. jtrader profile image20
    jtraderposted 3 years ago

    As far as I know, the word "selfie" indicates that you took the photo yourself. It has nothing to do with whether you are alone in the picture or not.
    You have group selfies, where the person taking the picture is included in the group.

  3. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 3 years ago

    I always thought a "selfie" included the main person taking the photo, even if they were in a group. The photo of their dog or kid may be a selfie of them?

  4. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    I think selfies should be one person in the pic, no one else including pets

  5. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 3 years ago

    I can't even believe this is important enough to ask.  Sorry.  I can't stand this narcissistic 'selfie' craze.

  6. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    Yes, If you (manually) took the picture and you're also in the photo it's still considered a selfie. On the other hand if you use a (remote timer) with the camera on a platform or tripod to photograph yourself with the group it would not be considered a selfie.

    1. helenstuart profile image65
      helenstuartposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      do not try to fool yourself, scorpio! If you and a camera are alone in a room and somehow a picture of you is born of that union, and no one else was present, its a selfie, reguardless of technology

    2. dashingscorpio profile image88
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Helen, I said "photograph yourself (with) the group ". Families often did this at Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings. I've never taken a "selfie" in my life. Seems today most people can't wait to share their selfies with others!

  7. Tusitala Tom profile image67
    Tusitala Tomposted 3 years ago

    I wouldn't get tied up in what you label it.  I've never taken a selfie but the photo you see in the corner was taken by a lady sitting next to me at a conference using a selfie stick in which she took a photo of us together.   I kept that photo, but made another copy and then cut her out of it - hence the image you see of me here taken last August.

    To me this has never been a Selfie.  To the lady who took it, yes, it's a selfie.

  8. integrater profile image60
    integraterposted 3 years ago

    If you take a selfie with your girlfirend it is called gelfie, with a boyfirend belfie and with a group a gruopie.
    I don't know what a selfie with your parents is ? A pelfie , maybe ?.
    Also I don't know what a selfie with a complete stranger is called - strelfie ?


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