How to Get TikTok's Shapeshifting Filter as Feature Is Rolled Out to U.S.

TikTok's shapeshifting filter is going viral again as the filter has now become available in the U.S. and Canada.

The TikTok filter sees users upload an image of a person and then record themselves. The filter will then transition between the two.

The filter has been used in numerous trends, including one that sees TikTok users share their celebrity lookalikes, and another that sees users prank a family member or friend into thinking the filter has selected a less-than-flattering celebrity doppelganger for them.

More recently, TikTok users have been using the feature to find out which celebrity or character they most resemble by uploading a grid of images or a group photo.

TikTok users upload photos of the casts of popular TV shows and movies, for example Harry Potter or The Office, and the filter will morph their face into that of the character they most resemble.

The filter has been on TikTok for years, but had not available in the U.S. or Canada, until now.

To use it and join in the shapeshifting craze yourself, open the TikTok app and head to the Discover page. Search "shapeshifting" in the search bar and the "Top" tab should bring up the filter.

Click on it and then click the record button at the bottom of the screen and you can take part in the shapeshifting phenomenon.

If you're stuck for which TV show or movie cast you want to experiment with, try using a grid of Marvel characters.

TikTok user @thatjakeryan revealed that he most closely resembled Captain America in a video that has been viewed more than 800,000 times in just 12 hours.

To find the same image as @thatjakeryan used, head to Google Images and search for "Avengers characters" and the photo should appear at the top. Simply save the image to your phone and then upload it to your TikTok video after selecting the Shapeshifting filter and find out which Avengers character is your doppelganger.

The effect can be applied to any TV show or film, so whether you're a fan of Friends, Disney movies, or the Japanese animated series Attack on Titan, there is no limit to the number of ways you can use the TikTok feature.

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The TikTok app on a smartphone. The shapeshifting filter is seeing a boom in popularity after becoming available in the U.S. and in Canada. Joel Saget/AFP/Getty