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Top 5 ways to use TikTok’s time warp scan filter trend

Published: 21/Oct/2020 12:48

by Alice Hearing


The time warp scan filter is mega-popular on TikTok right now with more than 2.1 million videos using the video effect.

The app’s biggest creators are experimenting with the weird ways the effect can warp your body, from Bella Poarch to Loren Gray. With a little bit of thinking outside the box, the filter can be used in all sorts of bizarre and wonderful ways. the filter works by freezing the image on the screen incrementally as a blue line moves down, or across the screen.

These are the best and most imaginative ways creators have used the time warp scan.

Turning yourself into a genie

This creator very carefully placed an open kettle in the foreground and stood on a stool holding the classic genie pose.

When the scan got to the right point, he lifted himself up using the door frame, kicked out the stool, and wiggled his legs to make it look like he was coming out of the kettle. Genie-us!

@cjdailydosewhat are your wishes ##timewarpscan ##genie ##fyp ##fu♬ School – 🌵🌻🥀

Making your hand really really long

Creators are hilariously using the filter to make their arms look very long and wiggly, and often in clever scenarios like picking up the remote from a faraway table. The tricky bit is trying to make it as smooth as possible, and follow the scanner at the right speed.

@jeremylynchIf only getting the tv remote was this easy… 😂 ##timewarpscan♬ Despicable Me (From “Despicable Me”) – Hot Contender

Saying hi to your evil twin

Simple but effective. Pose as you would normally for a picture in front of a mirror, when the scanner hits the right point, make your pose different in the mirror to make it look like you have a twin in a parallel universe.

@yungk2xs##TimeWarpScan♬ الصوت الأصلي – ((طيبة *الاحساس 😍))

Turning yourself into a severed head

These two girls managed to make it look like one of them didn’t have a body, with one holding her head between her hands, and the other running out of the shot before the scanner reached below her neck.

@maisiesampsonx##TimeWarpScan ##fyp##tiktok##viral##foryoupage♬ press the share button 3 times really fast – ebony (430k) ✞

Recreating the iconic Tim Burton character look

In the spirit of spooky season, creators are using the filter to look like iconic Tim Burton characters by pulling their eyes down to look droopy and sucking in their cheeks to look thin and malnourished. Phantomsigns made herself look almost exactly like the Corpse Bride.

@phantomsignsthanks for showing me how @spaghettandmeatball ##DialItForward ##timewarpscan ##timburton ##fyp♬ Ice Dance (From “Edward Scissorhands”) – Ashton Gleckman

If you’re inspired by these videos, why not challenge yourself to come up with a new way to use the time warp scan filter?


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.