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Tips for Using Green Screen on TikTok

Dec 18, 2020• Proven solutions

With time, more and more people are resorting to social or video calls for social interactions. It has led to the popularity of virtual backgrounds. This is the reason when you are using a social media app like TikTok that has millions of users across the globe, you might want to make the most of your video by using a customized and fun background. 

The good news is, you can do this with the TikTok Green Screen effect.

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1. How to Use TikTok Green Screen Effects?

To get the Green Screen effect on the app, you have to tap on the ‘+’ icon and then tap on ‘Effects’. From the ‘Hot’ section download the Green Screen Effect. 

Now, follow the step-by-step guide to get the Green Screen effect for your TikTok videos.

1.    Open the TikTok app on your smartphone or tablet and tap on the ‘+’ icon to add a new video. 


2.    After tapping on the ‘+’ icon, you are going to land on the recording screen. 


3.    Next, you will have to tap on ‘Effects’ present at the bottom-left corner of TikTok’s screen. 

4.    Once you have tapped on the ‘Effects’ option, the menu opens from where you can download the TikTok Green Screen effect. 

5.    Lastly, you need to download the ‘Green Screen Effects’ on the app’s ‘Hot’ section. 


The icon present on the left is for the video background while the icon that is present on the right is for the photo background. 

This is generally located on the 2nd or 3rd row of effects. In case you are unable to find it. Scroll down further until you see the icon with 2 overlapping photos or a green landscape, an arrow, and a play button. 

Now, let’s find out how you have to use your TikTok Green Screen Effect on the app. 

1.    Choose a Photo for Your Green Screen

First, choose a photo from the app’s photo slider. When you use the effect, simply adjust yourself in the video by moving, shrinking, or expanding the video. 

This is the first photo that you are going to add to the TikTok Green Screen video. 

2.    Choose the Timer

Next, you have the timer feature that you use when you record yourself. In case someone is recording you, there is no need to use this feature. 

To use the feature, you have to drag the timer for setting the recording limit. Activating this feature will stop the video from recording following a certain time limit. 

3.    Hit Record

to record the video, tap on the record button. When you tap on the record button once again, the video will stop recording. 

After stopping the video, you have the option to record another part of the video using some other photos. But make sure that you don’t tap on the tick unless you have completed recording the video. 

4.    Choose Another Photo and Repeat the Process

You can select another photo from the gallery for recording the next part of the video. Simply choose another photo to do this. 

Until you finish recording the video repeat steps 1-4 with multiple photos. 

2.TikTok Green Screen Not Working

In case you still cannot find the TikTok Green Screen effect, it is likely that you aren’t using the latest version of TikTok. So, to solve the problem, make sure that you are updating the app to the latest version. 

Nevertheless, if you have the updated app installed on your phone and you are still unable to find the effect, this is what you have to do. 

    Searched for a video on TikTok that has already used the Green Screen effect. If you are still unable to locate it, search for hashtags for Green Screen on TikTok and open the search results. 

    When you find the video that has used the effect, you will find a small button saying ‘Green Screen’ under it. 

    Tap on this to record the video with the Green Screen effect. 

3.How to Improve Green Screen Video Quality on Mac?

A TikTok green screen video effect is one of the most powerful tools for TikTokers. However, achieving the desired effects takes some practice. There is no easy way to the top. to get the best quality videos, there are a few things that you need to do. These are listed below. 

1.    Check the Lights

Decent lighting is an important part of a shooting set. This can either make or break an otherwise perfect shot with an unflattering shadow or a bleak video. Decent lighting is always something that you need to take care of. Remember, even the slightest shadow can ruin the key with unwanted artifacts. 

2.    Pay Attention to Your Clothes

The costume that you are wearing should be green. It is because the editing software is going to remove the green parts of the video shot including the costume’s green part. 

To avoid this problem, it is better to choose a color in contrast with a blue or green background. This way you will not have to reshoot the scene. In case you would like to make the transparent using clothes which have similar tones as the background, it is completely justified. 

3.    Use the Chroma Key Feature in Video Editor

You can also create high-quality videos if you use a good video editor like FilmoraX. In case you already have the software installed on Mac, start the program, and then create the new project. Thereafter move on to import the background video along with the Green Screen footage to the media library. Drag and then drop the background footage in the first track and place the video clip to the track above. Double click on the green screen footage present on the timeline for entering the ‘Edit’ panel. 

Edit the video using the software. There are various features that you can use. When you are done, you can upload the video on TikTok. With the help of the FilmoraX green-screen effect, you can create unique videos that can get you more views. 

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Shanoon Cox
Shanoon Cox is a writer and a lover of all things video.