The best TikTok filters

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TikTok is one of the most popular video sharing apps in the world. Thanks to this application, you can shoot videos, edit them, add animations, filters, effects, music and a variety of other interesting options.

“Filters” on Instagram, for example, encompass both effects and filters. You will find filters that simply change the style of your photo and effects that add various effects to it.

On TikTok, however, there is a clear distinction between the two. Here’s how to use filters and effects on TikTok, along with a list of the best editing programs to give you more cool effects.

Using filters and effects

To use any of these features, you need to download the TikTok app from your smartphone’s dedicated app store. Once installed, you will see that TikTok is basically a video app. In the initial screen, you will immediately see videos from various random users. Of course, before that, you’ll be prompted to select your preferences for video types, but that’s about it.

To add a video yourself, navigate to the “Plus” sign near the bottom of the screen and tap it. Now save your video or download one from your storage.

To select a filter for the video, navigate to the right part of the screen and you will see the Filters option. Press it.

By default, you have four categories of filters: Portrait, Landscape, Food, and Ambience. Now filters are basically available in different colors and coloring options. And that’s really all there is to say about the filters themselves.

Now the Effects category is different. It is located to the left of the Save button. Here you can really have fun. There are seven main categories of TikTok filters: Trending, New, Special Effects, Face, Beauty, Backgrounds, and Animal.

Go ahead and take a look, they are pretty self explanatory. However, if you want to add additional filters to your TikTok experience, you’ll have to go a little out of your way.

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Best apps for more TikTok filters

Adding filters/effects through the following apps is easy. It boils down to one principle. You download the app, record a video in the app, add effects, edit it, save it, then upload it to TikTok. Here are some of the best apps that will make you truly unique on TikTok.


BeeCut brings a number of video effects, but this is not its main result. It allows you to trim your videos, change aspect ratio, add overlays, elements, PIP effect and much more. Here are five supported aspect ratios here, Portrait (9:16), Widescreen (16:9), Instagram Video (1:1), Taobao Video (3:4) and Traditional (4:3).

With BeeCut, you not only get an editing tool for TikTok, but for many other social media video/photo sharing platforms.

There is a desktop version of this application, but also iOS and Android versions for your smartphones and tablets. Find it in your device’s native store or BeeCut official website.


Magisto lets you choose the style of any recorded video. It also lets you highlight the best parts of your videos (and photos), add music, effects, and trim them for different length formats. It’s as easy as choosing the footage, selecting the editing style, and adding music.

It’s perfect for weddings, birthdays, selfies, travel, business and many other types of videos. Magisto lets you combine photos, videos, music, texts, effects, and filters into a single video project.

Although perfect for TikTok, Magisto can help you create brilliantly edited videos for Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and more.

Magisto has a desktop, Android, and iOS version.


If you’re looking for a simple and straightforward app that will help you add subtitles, music and sound effects as well as adjust video speed, Videoshop is a great choice. Included sound effects include applause, animal sounds, explosions and many other effects that will make your TikTok videos unique and catch your followers’ attention.

But that’s not all, because Videoshop allows you to merge clips, add various filters, cut video parts, add transitions and much more. All in all, this app will help you improve your video in different ways.

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Videoshop is available on iOS and Android devices.


VivaVideo is all about the visual aspect of your TikTok videos. Ok, you can add music using this app. But, for the most part, VivaVideo is all about adding various themes, filters, transitions, stickers, and texts.

Of course, VivaVideo can crop, copy, cut, trim, merge and create collages for you. It has a simple interface that is easy to get used to.

VivaVideo is not feature-rich, but it excels in ease and speed of use. If you’re looking for a quick tool that expands TikTok’s editing and filtering options, you’ll love this Android and iOS app.


Most of the mentioned video editing apps have time limits for their video recording options. After all, they are designed for social media posts which tend to have time limits. If for some reason you are looking for an app with no time limit for your TikTok videos, VideoShow is where your search ends.

This program allows you to merge, split, edit, rotate, blur, duplicate and zoom your videos. It also brings video speed adjustment and voice narration speed. There are over 50 themes included which allow you to create slideshows, music videos and many other cool options.


This free video editor is as simple as it gets. There are 23 video styles to choose from, as well as customize videos by adding frames, texts, emojis, and similar effects and filters.

TikTok video editing apps

Sometimes TikTok is not enough to make your content unique. After all, everyone who uses TikTok has access to identical filters and effects. If you want to give your content a unique touch and people are wondering “how to”, try one of these video editing apps. They are practically made for TikTok.

Have you tried any of the featured apps? Which did you prefer? Maybe you use them in combination? Either way, let us know by hitting the comments section below and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

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