TikTok Green Screen: How to Use & Some Tips

TikTok Green Screen

Superimpose a photo or video as a TikTok video background through a green-screen effect. Have you tried that? read our article for a detailed guide and more hacks to perfect TikTok videos.

TikTok is a popular social media platform and is adding new features now and then. Today, the platform has made public a feature that was previously challenging to get. And now, you can access the professional; filters and try song overlay only on a single tool. This is why the popularity and userbase of TikTok are increasing day and night.

And about the features, people have now become interested in using the green-screen effect. The green screen effect is a feature that TikToker uses to customize their videos' background. You can upload a photo from your gallery or camera roll and use it as your video background.

The feature has been around for a while, and nose TikTok users can superimpose photos and even videos as a video background. This effect is a great way to help you spice up your video and create an interesting visual for your audience. So in this article, we will guide you on how to use the green effect in different situations. Stay tuned!

How to Use Built-In Green Screen Effect on TikTok

Before customizing, it is good to learn how to use the in-built green screen effect on TikTok videos. While it provides a visual impression, it is one of the best features to spice up the video. The inbuild green screen effects offer you multiple options to select from even though it is basic but offers a good start. Follow these steps to use the Built-in green screen effect on TikTok:

Step 1: Launch the TikTok application and log in to your account.

Step 2: Then click on the + icon found at the bottom of your screen to start recording a new video.

Step 3: After that, tap the effects icon from the bottom left corner of your screen.

effect icon

Step 4: And from the menu, select Green Screen option.

green screen option

Step 5: You will be redirected to the pool of green screen effects. Navigate through and select the best which meets all your needs while recording a video.


The typical green-screen effects in the basic collection are simple but are the perfect way to change the video background while the subject keeps moving in the video. You can also de3cide to get creative and come up with other customs, which is what we will over in e next section.

The options are limitless to select from. However, we have covered today's most essential and frequently used customization aspects in the next section. Keep reading to the end.

How to Add Personalized TikTok Green Screen

TikTok offers you limitless options to use green screen effects while recording videos. Among the options, you can customize or add a personalized green screen. There are plenty of creative methods you can consider. This section will cover the most common and often used TikTok.

Add a GIF Background

TikTok updated the green screen effect feature, and today, you can even use GIFs as a video background. Instead of using the basic collections built-in, you can simply project your favorite GIF  to start recording a video. They also included enhanced options like color correction and improved exposure, high-quality upload options, and unique sounds. but if you want to use GIF in the green screen effect, then here are the guidelines you need to follow:

Step 1: Launch the TikTok application on your iPhone and make sure you are logged into your account. Then tap on the + icon found at the bottom of your screen, from where you can start recording the video.

Step 2: From the bottom left of your screen, click on the icon indicating effects from the menu.

effects icon

Step 3: And from there, head to the trending tab and choose the greens screen effect. These options appear like the image of a hill with the sun against a green background. There is also a while arrow underneath pointing downward. If you cannot spot it, then head to the green screen tab; from there, you will be able to find that option.

green screen

Step 4: On click on the green screen effect, it will educate you to another option that will show a sidebar with a + icon on its left-hand side, an image from the gallery, and a GIF option. Tap on the GIF button and proceed.

+ icon

Step 5: You will be redirected to the collection of GIFs. You can search from the options for your preferred GIF using GIPHY, then add it to the video as a background image or green screen.

Make a Video Background

The second option to add a personalized green screen is using a video background. And so this sounds technically complex, but if you master the procedure, this becomes easy and simpler. here is how to go about it:

Step 1: Launch the TikTok application on your iPhone

Step 2: Assuming you are logged in to your account, click on the + icon located at the bottom center of your screen.

Step 3: Then click on effects from the sidebar menu, which is on the left of your screen.

click on effects

Step 4: Then select the green screen video icon. This icon looks like a video but has an arrow pointing upwards.

select the green screen video icon

Step 5: The click + icon is close to the select image tool, which pops up to enable you to video the whole of your camera roll contents.

+ icon

Step 6: From the camera roll, select the image you want to use.

select the image

Step 7: Click on the image you wish to use in the video

Step 8: when the video is longer than 15 seconds, then choose the clip you want to use

Step 9: From there, click the next button from the top right of your screen.

Then refer to our previous articles on recording, editing, and publishing the video to your audience.

Add a Photo Background

Now you understand how to add a personalized video as a green screen on your TikTok video; it is time to learn how to add a photo background to your TikTok video. The process is the same as adding a video in the above section. Follow this procedure:-

Step 1: Upon launching the TikTok application, log in to your account

Step 2: Then click on the plus icon, which is found at the bottom center of your screen.

Step 3: While on the recording screen, head to the sidebar menu found on the left-hand side and click on the effects icon from the menu

Step 4: Then choose the green screen, which will direct you to the image selector tool. This redirects your screen to the camera roll from where you need to make a selection.

Step 5: Go through the photos in the camera roll and select the one you prefer to see in the video as a background image

Step 6: Then click on the image to choose it

Step 7: Start recording the video, edit where necessary, and then publish it to the friends. It is simple, but what if you want to use multiple images on the green screen effects? More on this in the next section.

Add Multiple Pictures

If you have multiple photos and want to add them simultaneously to the green screen effects, you will not have any problem. However, it would be best to go the extra mile while performing this. Read our guide below:

Step 1: Opel the TikTok application as usual and login into your account

Step 2: Then click plus button found at the bottom of your screen and proceed.

Step 3: Click on the effects icon from the sidebar menu found at the bottom left of your screen

click on effects

Step 4: After that, choose the green screen, which is represented by a photo having an arrow pointing downwards.

select the green screen video icon

Step 5: Click on the plus button from the menu, and it is next to the image selector tool. It will pop up a camera roll on your gadget. + icon

Step 6: Go through the available photos and select the one you want to use.

Step 7: Click on the image to choose it.

Step 8: Then start recording a clip using the image you chose.

Step 9: Again, click on the effect icon found at the bottom left of your screen and repeat the same processes but now choose a different photo from the camera roll.

Step 10: Then proceed to record your second video.

Step 11: You can repeat the steps as many times as you wish or depending on the number of photos you want to add to the green screen effect but never exceed 6o seconds which is the limit. After that, you can edit to make changes and publish your video.

How to Use Someone’s TikTok Video as Green Screen

other than using your personalized images, GIFs, and videos on the green screen effect, you can also use someone's video on the green screen effect. However, this requires the creator first to enable the duet. with this in mind, follow the below procedure:

Step 1: Launch your TikTok application and ensure you are logged into the account

Step 2: Then scroll through the videos of your friends and select the one you wish to sue.

Step 3: Then click on the share icon, an arrow pointing downwards found on the left-hand side of your screen.

Step 4: From the menu., click on a duet, tap layout, and then choose green-screen.

Step 5: You can now proceed to record and video, edit and then publish with someone's video as a green screen background. But when you are through with recording a video, make sure you click on the checkmark, which then redirects you to the TikTok suit. You can add voice-over, perform advanced edits on your video, choose the cover frame, and perform privacy settings before sharing.

TikTok has recently combined duets with green screens, making it possible o collaborate with the creator's content and superimpose them into your videos.

Tips for Using TikTok Green Screen

Tips for Using TikTok Green Screen

It would help to look at a few tips when using green screen effects. This is important regardless of the app you are using to make it work effectively. Here are a few hacks to look at:

  • Use neutral background

Reagents of the app you are using to film, select a simple background free from the cluster but with a bright color. Consider using an intricate wall design. The type of background you sele t determines the level of interference with the technology. So select wisely.

  • Simple video concept

make sure that your video concept is simple but straight to the point. While editing, try to keep it simple though utilizing simple effects while keeping cinematic changes simple. Overdoing it can discourage you if you are still a newbie in this field due to poor mastering.

  • Use simple clothing

Avoid using gree clothes while recording such a video. This is because some colors fade into the background of the green screen. Thus, use a different color besides green.


The green screen effect on TikTok is a critical feature and easy to use. It makes your videos overwhelming to your audience as it shows your creativity and skills. Our article has covered all basic areas, from using built-in green screen effects to adding a personalized green screen.

Learning how to superimpose a video or photo into your video content is one way to revamp the marketing strategy on social media platforms. You can now start creating your green screen video with total confidence.