How to Use The Zoom Effect On TikTok

There are a number of Zooming options on TikTok and they come in and out of fashion as the wind of trends blows in various directions. We discussed how to Zoom in and Out in another tutorial, and we also discussed the Zoom filters available which is the trending zooming in-out repeatedly filter.

Here we will delve into more detail about that filter, but we will also discuss the filter that most people currently consider the trending Zoom Filter on TikTok, this is the Face Zoom or alternatively also named the Face Tracker by avid users.

This filter focuses on your face continually if you are in selfie mode, even if you turn your head or if you move the camera. A lot of TikTokers are particularly enjoying an eye trick that the effect produces due to the fact that the front camera utilizes a wide-angle – if you move the phone away from your face then slowly bring it forward many people find that they look different using the effect and really seem to enjoy it! After the tutorial below you’ll be able to try it for yourself.

You can also use the effect on your back camera if you are filming others or using a stand. We will be showing the back camera using a cartoonish figure we’ll name Alfred.

Using The Face Zoom Effect on TikTok

Step 1: Open the TikTok App on your phone or tablet

Step 2: in the bottom banner of the TikTok app, press the + symbol in the middle (Blue box) to start creating a new video

Step 3: Tap the Effects symbol (Blue box), on the left-hand side of the shutter icon before you start filming

Step 4: A menu containing a number of trending new effects will pop up, you can find the Face Zoom Effect under trending, it looks like a peach-colored smiley face on a teal background. Check out the red box below.

Step 5: Once you’ve selected the effect the Effects symbol should change to become the icon of the effect you’ve selected – in this case, the Face Zoom effect.

Once you’ve followed these steps you are ready to start filming. The camera will continue to track your face so you don’t have to worry too much about moving a little.

Using the Quick Zoom in/out Effect

This is an effect you add after you’ve filmed your video. In basic terms, you locate the effect then press and hold your video for the duration you want it to apply. You can add multiple effects.

Once you’ve filmed your video follow these steps:

  1. Tap on Effects on the left hand side of the screen

2. Scroll through the effects until you find Zoom play the video and press and hold Zoom for where you want the effect to be. In the image below we show you where the zoom effect is (red box) – the green region bounded by two red stars is where we applied it to Alfred’s face.

7. Alfred got a lot bigger and smaller repeatedly without us having to move the camera