How To Use Trending Filters On Tiktok

By Tiara

As we already mentioned, TikTok is a very popular app that has seen its share of controversy due to its controversial filters. Many people have been in uproar about how some of these filters can be used for harmful purposes.

There have even been reports of users being harassed or persecuted because their content was deemed offensive enough to trigger this feature.

Luckily, there are ways to use those tikToK trending features more effectively! This article will go into detail on different types of trends and how to use them properly.

Start creating videos

how to use trending filters on tiktok

Now that you have your account all set up, it’s time to start creating tikTok videos!

To create a video using one of the trending filters, first make sure your phone is fully charged and then choose which filter you would like to use. Once selected, drag two or more pictures or videos into the frame to make your video.

You can now edit the photos and videos in the app and add some special effects. When you are done editing, hit “record” to begin filming and interacting with others.

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Make sure your camera is set up correctly

how to use trending filters on tiktok

There are two main reasons why you would want tp use trending filters in TikTok. The first is for fun! Having some cool effects on your videos can add some entertainment value.

The second, more professional reason is to make your video look more appealing to others. By adding interesting filter covers, people will give your video a higher priority and thus, increase the chance of it being seen by wider audiences.

There are several types of trending filters that you can use. Some are free while others cost anywhere from $0 to thousands per year. No matter what type of cover you choose, we recommend doing them slowly so that you do not overdo it.

You do not need to use all three trends in this article but if you have time, try one or two before moving onto the next one.

Use the trending filters

how to use trending filters on tiktok

There is an easy way to use some of the features on TikTok that we have mentioned here. And it does not require you to be proficient in VFX or editing, nor do you need special software!

You can simply use one of the trending filter options by selecting the appropriate genre or category for your video. For example, if your video is focused around fashion then pick “Clothing” as the genre.

Then, choose the effect that you want to apply the trend to and hit activate. The app will take care of the rest!

There are many ways to use this feature effectively. You could create a fun parody of a popular song using the lyrics as a theme and apply the #TropicalFilter or the #SunglassFilter.

Alternatively, you could make a cooking video and apply the #FoodFilipinoTagFilter! If you enjoyed this article then please share it with your friends on social media.

Record and edit your video

After you have created your initial draft, it is time to start editing! As mentioned earlier, you can add filters to your videos by clicking the gear icon in the lower left corner of the screen. You will then have the option to select one from the trending filter list or create your own.

The first thing that you should do is make sure that your settings are private so only people you invite can see your content. This way if someone wants to use one of these filters they must ask you for access!

Next, choose which filters you would like to apply to your video. It is best to pick ones that look cool and/or are interesting.

Gain attention

how to use trending filters on tiktok

As mentioned before, one of the most important things to know about tikTok is that you can use trending filters to gain attention for your content or make an appearance in another user's video!

Using a popular filter like #Selfie encourages others to do the same or take pictures with similar equipment.

Create videos based on the trends

how to use trending filters on tiktok

A trending filter is an interesting tool that allows you to create your own video content or update an existing one by adding in some of the current popular features or events. You can pick from the most popular, niche, seasonal, or even funny filters!

The easiest way to use this feature is to choose a keyword or topic you want to talk about and then upload your video with that filter applied. For example, if you wanted to make a movie review video for the best action movies, you could apply the “Action” filter.

You get 5 uses of the app per month so there is no need to purchase extra tokens unless you really needed the advanced settings like changing the color scheme or editing the description.

Become a partner

how to use trending filters on tiktok

As mentioned before, you can add trending filters to your profile by becoming a tikTok partner. This is not required for users to use these features, but it does give people more exposure to your account.

You will be asked if you want to become a partner when you first open up an account. You will then have to confirm that you are able to accept payments before being allowed to use the tools.

There is an additional fee involved in becoming a partner, however. The price depends on how many followers you already have on the platform and whether or not you are willing to advertise yourself as an influencer.

But once you are paid as a partner, you get some extra features such as higher upload limits and special branding.

Promote your account

how to use trending filters on tiktok

After you have installed the app, opened an account on TikTok, and picked your favorite filters, next it is time to promote your account!

To do this, go into Settings and then Profile. Here, you can pick one of two options: Add profile link or Create new profile. You will want to choose the second option since that allows you to create a full-fledged tikttoker profile!

Once done, click continue and wait for the other site to load before creating your first video.