TiKTok Trends

We’re keeping track of every TikTok trend we see to create the ultimate online encyclopedia of what’s happening on the app every month. This is the Ultimate TikTok Trends List.

The Ultimate TikTok Trends List

Since the launch of TikTok, we’ve seen viral dances, skits, transitions, and even recipes take over the For You page. Who else has instant coffee in their cabinet from the whipped coffee phenomenon?

The ephemeral nature of these eye-catching trends makes it hard to remember each one. That’s why we’re putting together the ultimate list of TikT0k trends for you to reference every month. This is the internet’s only encyclopedia of the most memorable trends TikTok has to offer. We’ll start with the latest trends at the top and work our way down to older trends that will jog your memory. Let’s get started!

Honey, I See You Looking At Me TikTok Trend

September 2022

Users stitched videos together to show off themselves, friends, and significant others for the Honey, I See You Looking At Me TikT0k trend. A black screen flashed between each clips for a dramatic effect while a song played in the background.

In Heat TikTok Trend

September 2022

The In Heat editing trend featured videos and photos alternating with a black screen, creating a captivating strobe effect. The synced audio pulls the video together, making for a great viewing experience.

You Are Enough TikTok Trend

September 2022

The You Are Enough trend is the most heart-warming TikT0k trend to date. Users shared videos and photos in response to a close ones insecurities in hopes of encouraging them. “You Are Enough” by Sleeping At Last plays in the background while videos and photos show that special someone is in fact enough.

Neon Hearts Tunnel Trend

September 2022

The Neon Hearts Tunnel trend combines transitions and effects for an eye-catching video. Users recorded themselves lip-synching “Love You Like a Love Song” by Selena Gomez, and when the transition was complete, neon hearts filled the background.

Raise a Toast Darla TikTok Trend

July 2022

Users are taking notes from Alfalfa in Little Rascals by professing their love with the Raise a Toast Darla TikTok trend. After that iconic moment from the movie plays, users show photos and videos of their family, friend, pet, and more to show their affection.

Beer Poster TikTok Trend

June 2022

The Beer Poster Trend was the perfect viral moment for aspiring cover models. Users snapped selfies in front of beer brand logos, and the results were TikTok videos reminiscent of beer posters and advertisements.

Adult Swim Trend

June 2022

The Adult Swim trend is one of the most head-turning  and confusing trends to watch, so what’s the appeal? Here’s the back story. Adult Swim is a programming block that aired on Cartoon Network to cater to an older audience at night. Think Family Guy and King of the Hill. The ad bumps (or commercials) feature a subtle “AS” logo and played before a show started. Now, creators are making a unique version of this commercial and are cleverly hiding the “AS” logo for viewers to spot.

3D Photo Trend

May 2022

The 3D Photo Trend found creators making stunning videos that put their still photos into motion giving the appearance of a 3D effect. The editing technique is achieved using TikTok’s own video editing app called CapCut and the videos use the haunting dance song PHONKYTOWN by PlayaPhonk.

Dramatic Story Trend

May 2022

Creators are walking us through the highs and lows of making life decisions with the dramatic story trend. This trend features an edited version of a sound from the popular game, Among Us. The crescendo and decrescendo heightens the twists and turns from the creator’s story.

Meet the Group Trend

May 2022

Family, friends, and even pets take center stage with the meet the group trend. Creators share clips introducing their group while No Roots by Alice Merton plays in the background. A freeze frame with text captures each member, shares their name, and what they’re known for in the group. The editing is reminiscent of opening credits to classic TV shows.

I Work at the Bank Trend

May 2022

In this self referential trend, creators use a sound stating, “I hate people that work at the bank”. Then, the audio reveals they actually work at the bank. While the audio plays, users include text on the video revealing what they say they hate followed by their real sentiments.

iPhone Photo Editing Trend

May 2022

Thanks to the iPhone photo editing trend, you can recreate that sun-kissed look all year round. Users follow a specific formula to adjust the app’s settings and the results are a golden hour glow on your selfie. There are TikTok videos that recreate this hack on VSCO if you don’t have an iPhone.

Not a Photo Trend

April 2022

Creators had viewers staring at their screens in confusion with the “not a photo” trend. Creators recorded a video while sitting still then moved once the beat dropped. Some were as still as a picture while others were not as convincing.

Don’t be Surprised Trend

April 2022

Creators shared their plans for the future with this trend and the videos varied from serious to hysterical.  After the audio says “don’t be surprised if one day I just,” a slideshow or video plays.

Marvel Shapeshift Trend

April 2022

When the long-awaited shapeshift filter launched in the U.S., trends immediately took off. Users made a grid with Marvel characters, then watched the filter shapeshift their picture to a face on the grid. The results were oftentimes shocking and hilarious. Some opted for grids with celebrities to find their lookalike or Harry Potter characters.

The Runaway Aurora Trend

April 2022

Users dazzled feeds with aesthetic videos thanks to the Runaway Aurora trend. Here’s how the trends works. Individual recorded themselves with an Instagram filter while moving gracefully to the song Runaway Aurora. A snapshot is taken at different intervals and the filter is applied, revealing a silhouette against a magical background.  

Inverted Trend

April 2022

This trend either boosted or hurt self-esteems. I attempted this challenge, and instantly regretted that decision. Creators applied the inverted filter to mirror their face, then a few taps revealed how symmetrical their face is or isn’t.

Hopeful For Today Trend

April 2022

The “Hopeful for Today trend” took a comedic approach to character updates that occur at the end of movies. Creators used text overlay to share their intentions for the future while Hope by Faith Evans ft. Twista played in the background. Then, applied the freeze frame slow zoom effect to the video and revealed what actually happened.  

More Than a Woman Transition

April 2022

The seamless and complex more than a woman transition captivated feeds as viewers watched for the big reveal. Creators moved their heads from side to side and eventually revealed a transformation at the end of the video.

Pass the Phone Challenge

March 2022

The pass the phone trend had users spilling the tea about someone else in the video. Here’s how the trend worked. The first person states, “I’m passing the phone to the person who,” followed by, an unappealing quality. In the end, most videos were harmless and fun to watch.

The Inspirational Quotes Trend

March 2022

The inspirational quotes trend transforms funny, interesting, and sometimes rude things people have said into Pinterest-eque motivational posters. Users with an eye for design combined their artistic skills and memorable quotes to join in on this trend. To top it all off, A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton is playing in the background, adding to the irony. Each time this trend popped up on my FYP, I didn’t know what to expect on the posters.

Now Look at This Trend

March 2022

The “now look at this” trend spotlights interesting things users have come across and want to share. After you hear “now look at this” from Kid Cudi’s popular song, Day ‘N’ Nite users flip the camera or insert a clip that will make you laugh or scratch your head. I’ve seen videos capturing hilarious falls and videos featuring adorable animals being well…adorable.

The Silhouette Challenge

February 2022

The silhouette challenge is the most risque trend to date, and it even stirred a little controversy. Participants dressed in ordinary clothes stand in a doorway while a remix of put your head on my shoulder plays in the background. When the beat drops, the vin rouge filter transforms the person into a sultry black silhouette with red lighting.

Dramatic Moments Trend

February 2022

The dramatic moments trend had creators sharing relatable and noteworthy events accompanied with the BGC drama sound effect. The sound heightens the drama and adds humor to these videos.  

Michael Jackson “I’m Bad” Dance Trend

February 2022

Creators broke out their dance moves with the Michael Jackson “I’m Bad” dance trend. Users hit the the classic Michael Jackson toe stand pose to the song Bad and captured a screenshot in the pose.

Album Cover Challenge

February 2022

The album cover challenge takes ordinary clips and makes them into eye-catching photos fit for an album. Users gather short video clips and screenshot moments from each clip to create the cover. Then, the staple parental advisory sticker is placed in the bottom right corner to make the album cover appear more realistic.

Pinterest Lookalike Trend

February 2022

Have you ever wondered if you have a doppleganger? Well, the Pinterest lookalike trend attempted to uncover creators lookalikes and results were…interesting to say  the least. Creators uploaded a picture to Pinterest’s visual search tool and AI did its magic to find a match. Some results were spot on while others had to take a second glance at the screen.

The Rent Free Trend

January 2022

The rent free trend had creators sharing videos that made them smile, laugh, or scratch their heads. It all began when Jess Marciante asked the question, “What’s a video that lives in your head rent free.” Creators stitched the TikTok video with an unforgettable video and the comments rolled in.

I’m So Pretty Transition

January 2022

The “I’m so pretty” trend lasted longer than most TikTok trends due to the fun and easy transition that accompanies the music. Here’s how the trend works. Users are ordinarily dressed and cover the screen with their hand each time the beat drops. After the eighth beat, users reveal themselves completely made over.  

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