Step-by-Step Guide: How to Access and Use the TikTok Teenage Look Filter

Onur Demirkol
Feb 21, 2023
Updated • Mar 7, 2023
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TikTok Teenage Look filter is one of the hottest trends on the popular social media platform. Naturally, people have been wondering how to get and use the TikTok Teenage Look filter. Are you one of them? You came to the right place. We gathered all the information needed and gave you a brief, easy, and very simple explanation of the matter.

Although United States Senator demands TikTok app store ban, TikTok is still one of the most favored video publishing platforms in the USA. It has had an impressively ascending graphic in the last couple of years. With its innovative updates, the application has become people's go-to app every day in their free time. The updates mainly include new filters, which lead to new trends that go viral worldwide. Tiktok teenage look filter is one of them and has attracted many people since its release. Let's look at how to get and use it on our smartphones.

How to get the TikTok Teenage Look filter?

Before giving any instructions, remember that new filters, including the TikTok Teenage Look filter, could be inconsistent. Also, not every filter is available in every country, and the only way to check if the Teenage Filter is available in your country is to follow the steps below and see if you can find it.

  1. First things first, open TikTok on your smartphone.
  2. Hover over to the plus icon to help you open the camera.
  3. You will see the "Effects" section at the bottom left corner of your screen; tap on it.
  4. The magnifying glass you see on the page is the search bar; click on it.
  5. Search for "Teenage Look."
  6. Find the "Teenage Look" filter and tap on it to use it.

Many users tried the TikTok Teenage Look filter, and it went viral all around the world. Unfortunately, but expectedly, it doesn't work on teenagers but only works on adults and older people. Here is an example of it being used by the TikTok user @sassypantsparade.

@sassypantsparade Aging sucks… #teenfilter #teenagelook #agingsucks #agingsuckssometimes #wishicouldrewindtime ? The Freshmen - The Verve Pipe

The TikTok Teenage Look filter is obviously not the only one you could use. Since the app's release, maybe hundreds of different filters and trends have gone viral. Sometimes it is very hard to keep up with the current trend because most people don't want to spend hours scrolling through their "For You Pages," totally understandable. The application became a platform that people use instead of the mighty Google. People have been aware of using TikTok for search instead of Google for a while now.

The TikTok Teenage Look Filter is pretty simple to obtain, and just like any other filter, it can be accessed via the effects section of the application.


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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments (https://www.ghacks.net/chatgpt-gets-schooled-by-princeton-university/#comments). Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If ghacks.net intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this Friend.tech as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/08/23/what-is-friend-tech/] and it appears there but as well here at [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/07/08/how-to-follow-everyone-on-threads/]

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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