Best TikTok filters: 10 viral filters from Time Warp Scan to Green Screen

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If you want to take your TikToks to the next level, there are thousands of different filters to choose from that can be used in different ways and transform your videos into viral works of art. 

Often individual filters will become a trend in their own right, but some stick around if they have seemingly endless possibilities for different creative uses. Here are five of the best filters you can use.

Green Screen

TikTok user uses Green Screen filter

The possibilities are quite literally endless with green screen, or green screen video. You can change your background to anything you like, whether it’s a hilarious tweet you want to comment on, a screenshot of a conversation with a friend, or place yourself in an entirely new setting for a sketch. There are 74.7 million videos using this filter for a reason.

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I’m Lost

TikTok 'I'm Lost' filter used on a seatbelt

The ‘I’m Lost’ filter is similar to Green Screen, but it isolates just your eyes and your mouth. Using this filter, people have made it look like inanimate objects are alive, imagining what they might say if they were sentient. Others have used it to do impressions of celebrities, film characters, or animals.

Wacky Mirror

TikTok user uses Wacky Mirror Filter

This filter is quite literally a virtual wacky mirror: in video form, it distorts whatever you film to make it look like it’s rippling and wiggling, which makes for hilarious use on unsuspecting friends, family, and even pets. Others have used the effect to imitate how it feels when you’re drunk or feel ill.

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Slow Zoom

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The Slow Zoom filter went insanely viral back in 2021, and it does exactly what the name suggests, and slow zooms in at a consistent pace. Users were saying this filter made them feel like the main character in a movie, and even Taylor Swift got involved, dropping her re-recorded version of ‘Wildest Dreams’ for people to use in their videos.

Time Warp Scan

GeorgeNotFound uses TikTok's Time Warp filter

With a little bit of thinking outside the box, the filter can be used in all sorts of bizarre and wonderful ways.

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The filter works by freezing the image on the screen incrementally as a blue line moves down, or across the screen.

Comic Me

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Countless cartoon or anime-style filters have gone viral on social media over the years, and in 2021 TikTok users were able to access the Comic Me filter through the app itself, rather than having to go through other platforms like Snapchat. People love trying it out on both themselves and their friends, often going viral for their videos using the effect.

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Clone Trio

TikTok user uses Clone Trio effect

If you need a bigger cast for your TikTok but you’re filming by yourself, the Clone Trio filter is the perfect way to remedy this problem. The feature lets you use three versions of yourself in one frame, meaning a much wider scope for funny videos.

‘Who Are My Parents’ Filter

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This viral filter generates two celebrity ‘parents’ for every user who tries out the trend, and while it seems to be randomly generated, some people were going viral for just how bizarrely accurate the effect’s results were. Others were less than impressed with their ‘celebrity parents.’

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Time Warp Waterfall

TikTok user uses Time Warp waterfall filter on TikTok

The Time Warp Waterfall filter has a slightly different function to the regular Time Warp filter, with a stream that repeatedly replicates whichever part of the video is touching the central line. Users have managed to produce some pretty weird effects using this feature, and others have used it for challenges too.

Euphoria Filter

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‘Euphoria’ is a hugely popular HBO drama series that follows the lives of a group of high school students, and along with its gripping storyline, the show has become well known for its stunning makeup and costume. Now, people are using the Euphoria TikTok filter to recreate looks from the show, and show off super-detailed videos of their eyes.

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Filters and effects are one of the best ways to liven up your experience on TikTok, and with more being added by the day, the possibilities are practically endless.

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