Instagram and TikTok users continue to find trendy filters and create videos using them. Some of them become crazy popular and garner millions of views when you use them. The viral wavy or waves filter is the latest trending sensation on Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat.
Find out how to use the wavy or waves filter on Instagram or TikTok to create Reels or videos amassing millions of views. It has joined the likes of the Crying or Sad face filter and Rotoscope filter that also went viral just recently.
This much-talked-about filter is native to Instagram just like Crying face was available on Snapchat. However, you can use it on TikTok, Snapchat, or any social media platform to create fancy videos that everyone will love.
What is the viral Wavy or Waves filter on Instagram/ TikTok?
The “wavy” or “waves” filter is an Instagram effect that users can incorporate into their videos. As the name suggests, this filter creates a wavy effect when you use it while in motion. When you use it while walking or standing still, it looks like you are dancing despite not actually appearing wavy.
The new wavy filter that’s gone viral on Instagram is just one of many that deliver a similar effect. It’s called ‘Waves’, and when used to record someone walking or even standing still, creates a wavy effect that makes it look like they’re dancing.
The filter has attracted a lot of attention recently and people are talking about it on social networking platforms. Some are praising the effects while others are wondering how to find the wavy filter and use it.
How to use the viral Wavy/ Waves filter in Reels?
Using the wavy or waves filter on Instagram to create Reels is simple as it’s native to the app. It is created by Instagram user “kar.ina_” and uses the song ‘Cumba Buena‘ by Grupo La Cumbia. You just need to find it by searching either of these or by clicking on this link.
Firstly, launch the Instagram app and tap on the “create (+)” sign present in the top right section, and choose “Reel”. Now record the video that you want to use the filter on and then add the filter. To add it, tap on the “Browse Effects” button and go to the search bar.
Type “Waves” in the search bar and look for the filter by @kar.ina_. You can also open it using the direct link shared above. Once you have found the filter, add it to your Reel or Story.
Next, you have to add the sound. To do that, tap on the sticker icon after recording a video with the Waves filter and tap on “Music.” Now search for ‘Cumba Buena‘ by Grupo La Cumbia and add it to the video. Move the slider to adjust the part of the track you want to use.
Finally, tap on “Done” and share the video on your Instagram story or feed. You can also share it with your friends or export it to your device.
How to use the viral Wavy/ Waves filter on TikTok?
Unfortunately, the wavy/ waves filter is not available on TikTok directly. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t use it. There’s a neat workaround that lets you use the wavy filter on TikTok and create funny videos.
The wavy arms filter on tiktok is the funniest thing
— . (@itzel_schnitzel) April 11, 2022
To use the same waves filter on TikTok, you just have to use the method shared above and create a video using Instagram. Once you have created the video, download it to your phone’s Camera Roll or Gallery. It isn’t necessary to post it there.
Once it is available on your device, launch the TikTok app, tap on the “+” icon present in the middle and choose “Upload.”
Now select the video that you have created with Instagram using the wavy filter, add additional effects or stickers, and post it on TikTok.
Can you use the wavy filter on Snapchat?
Yes, it’s possible to use the wavy filter on Snapchat as well just like you use it on TikTok. It isn’t available on Snapchat natively, so you’ll have to use Instagram to create the video. After that, you can export and share it with your Snapchat friends and followers, or post it on Story.
You can use a similar method to post your wavy or waves filter video on any platform including YouTube Shorts, Facebook, etc. This is the perfect time to use the filter and share a fun video as it’s trending extensively.
Me: *spends time on a hp edit for tiktok*
Me: *puts a wavy filter on that one scene where Draco almost dies*
Tiktok: finally some good content
— *Bells* (@_____bells_____) December 30, 2020
You can find hundreds of wavy filter videos on the “For You” page on TikTok. Your video could also make it there and gain thousands of views, likes, and comments. Quickly make a super attractive video and share it.
Have you tried the filter with wavy effects yet? Feel free to drop some ideas about using it in the comments.