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What is the AI Trend on TikTok?

The AI Manga (Anime) filter and other artificial intelligence filters have taken over TikTok recently.

There are a ton of videos that use the filter—over 9.8 million videos.

You can use it on yourself, objects, and your friends.

If you use the filter on yourself, you’ll most likely be turned into an anime character.

However, there are multiple AI filters on TikTok—so you need to use the right one.

These filters are available on various social media platforms, but there are original ones that come from TikTok.

In this guide, you’ll learn what is the AI trend on TikTok, examples of it, how to do the trend, and trending AI filters right now.

AI trend on TikTok examples


@faithcatalyst uploaded a video of an AI turning a drawing of a girl into anime.

The AI managed to turn the girl into an anime version of herself with a sakura tree in the background.

It got over 20k views and more than 300 likes.

@cel.celline uploaded a video of herself using the filter.

She took a selfie of herself and the AI turned her into an anime bride wearing a white gown.

The video got over 4.8 million views and more than 900 comments.

Here’s the translated caption of the video, “Where did that hood come from?”.

@ruthbellpan uploaded a video of herself using the filter wearing a white top and sitting on a black chair.

The AI turned her into an anime girl with luscious hair, blue eyes, and a black veil (formerly the black chair).

The video got over 2.8 million views and more than 1,200 comments.

What is the AI trend on TikTok?

AI trend on TikTok

The AI trend on TikTok is where people generate an AI version of themselves, someone else, or an object and post the results.

The most popular trend right now is the AI Portrait filter, which is similar to Lensa AI.

There’s also the “AI Manga” filter that transforms a photo into anime.

Other popular trends are the “Meitu” app to create AI drawing slideshows and the “Lensa AI” app to generate AI versions of selfies.

The previous AI trend is the “AI Art” filter, which turns anything into a painting.

Here are the trending AI filters on TikTok right now:

If you don’t have the filter, try updating TikTok or clearing its cache.

Do note that some filters are not available in certain countries.

How to do the AI trend on TikTok

To do the AI trend on TikTok, you need to search and download the “AI Manga” filter first.

After you’ve downloaded the filter, select it and point your camera at something or someone.

Lastly, tap on your screen to activate the filter and turn the person or thing into anime.

You can also use the filter on an existing photo by selecting it from your gallery.

Method 1: Take a photo of yourself or an object

  1. Open TikTok > “+” icon > Effects.
  2. Search for “AI Manga” and select it.
  3. Take a photo of yourself, someone else, or an object.
  4. Tap on the screen to turn the photo into anime.

Method 2: Choose an existing photo from your library

Anime filter on TikTok
  1. Open TikTok > “+” icon > Effects.
  2. Search for “AI Manga” and select it.
  3. Select “Upload” and choose an existing photo from your gallery.
  4. Tap on the screen to turn the photo into anime.

Further reading

What is the AI trend on Instagram?

How to Remove the AI Art Filter on TikTok 

How to Use the Crying Filter on Instagram


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