How to use TikTok’s AI portrait filter

Georgina Smith
AI portrait filter on TikTok

A filter that has grown popular on TikTok is the AI portrait filter, which transforms your photo into a new image. But where can you find it? Here’s everything you need to know.

TikTok is constantly adding new filters to the platform, with many of these effects going on to spark viral trends and generate millions of views and likes on the app.

AI filters have been dominating social media over the past few months, with people using various different apps and software to turn themselves into other things. This includes the AI manga filter which turns you into an anime character, and the AI face filter which blends you with an object or person of your choice.

The latest AI filter to do the rounds appears to have been inspired by the app Lensa, which has taken off on social media.

People have had mixed results with this effect but many have loved the results, going on to use the image as their profile pictures.

The AI portrait filter currently only appears to be available in certain regions or on certain devices, so if you do not currently have access to the effect, you may have to wait until it has rolled out to more people for you to try it.

How to get the AI portrait filter on TikTok

To see whether you have access, and to test the filter out for yourself, do as follows:

  1. Open TikTok.
  2. Click on the plus button at the bottom to open the camera.
  3. Tap on ‘effects.’
  4. Click on the magnifying glass, and search ‘AI portrait.’
  5. If the filter shows up, click the camera button next to it. If it does not appear, unfortunately you won’t be able to use the filter yet.
  6. Point the camera at your face, and follow the on-screen instructions.

If you want to learn more about how to use TikTok, you can check out our other guides here:

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About The Author

Georgina was formerly an entertainment writer for Dexerto. She covered all aspects of influencer culture on TikTok and more, including creators such as Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae. She also wrote about hit reality shows such as Love Island and Below Deck.