Viral Wavy Filter: how to get it on Instagram and TikTok?

Instagram and TikTok users keep finding trendy filters and creating videos using them. Some of them become very popular and collect millions of views when you use them. The wavy or waves viral 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 that accumulate millions of views. It joins the likes of the Crying or Sad face filter and the Rotoscope filter which have also gone viral 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 Instagram/TikTok Wavy or Waves Viral Filter?

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 in motion. When you use it while walking or standing still, it feels like you’re dancing even though it doesn’t look wavy.

The new wavy filter that has gone viral on Instagram is just one of many that achieve a similar effect. It’s called “Waves”, and when used to record someone walking or even standing still, it creates a wavy effect that makes it look like they’re dancing.

The filter has gotten a lot of attention recently and people are talking about it on social media platforms. Some are bragging about the effects while others are wondering how to find the wavy filter and use it.

How to use the Wavy/ Waves virus filter in Reels?

Using the wavy or wavy filter on Instagram to create reels is easy as it is 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 for either or by clicking on this link.

First, launch the Instagram app and tap on the “create (+)” sign present at the top right section, and choose “Reel”. Now record the video you want to use the filter on and then add the filter. To add it, press the “Browse effects” button and go to the search bar.

Type “Waves” in the search bar and search for the filter by @kar.ina_. You can also open it using the direct link shared above. Once you find the filter, add it to your Reel or Story.

Next you need to add the sound. To do this, tap the sticker icon after recording a video with the Waves filter and tap “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 “Done” and share the video to your Instagram story or feed. You can also share it with your friends or export it to your device.

How to use Wavy/ Waves viral filter on TikTok?

Unfortunately, the wavy/waves filter is not available directly on TikTok. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t use it. There is a cool workaround that lets you use the wavy filter on TikTok and create funny videos.

To use the same Waves filter on TikTok, you just need to use the method shared above and create a video using Instagram. Once you’ve created the video, upload it to your phone’s camera roll or gallery. It is not necessary to display it here.

Once available on your device, launch the TikTok app, tap on the “+” icon present in the middle and choose “Download”.

Now select the video you created with Instagram using the wavy filter, add additional effects or stickers and post it to TikTok.

Can you use the wavy filter on Snapchat?

Yes, it is possible to use the wavy filter on Snapchat as well as you use it on TikTok. It’s not natively available on Snapchat, so you’ll need to use Instagram to create the video. After that, you can export it and share it with your Snapchat friends and followers, or post it to Story.

You can use a similar method to post your wave or wavy filter video to any platform including YouTube Shorts, Facebook, etc. This is the perfect time to use the filter and share a funny video because it is very trending.

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 create a super engaging video and share it.

Have you ever tried the filter with wavy effects? Feel free to drop some ideas on how to use it in the comments.

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