Best TikTok Trends and Challenges to Go Viral
TikTok trends have been popping around the internet for many years. This year has been a great period for the best ones!
Checking these challenges can help you figure out how people behave online. Also, they might convince you to try something new on this social media platform.
This article lists some of the best TikTok trends of 2022. You could open the TikTok app and search for these while reading to see numerous examples.
- Leak your photos
- I swear 16 was yesterday
- Your name vs. the name you were supposed to have
- She’s a 10
- I’ll never forget you
- VHS filter
- Zoom meeting gone wrong
- What’s living in your head rent-free?
- Learn on TikTok
- Turning Your DMs Into Quotes
1. Leak your photos
Follow online influencers, and you will notice that they sometimes report pictures of themselves spreading online without their permission.
Celebrities may freak out about such a scenario, but regular people may find it boring. This TikTok trend usually starts with threatening to give someone money, or the user’s photos will leak online.
Then, the TikTok clip reveals boring photos, such as pictures of food, fireworks, or birthday parties. Some people tweak the trend by “leaking messages” instead.
2. I swear 16 was yesterday
The original post compared how it feels to be 16 years old to what life is like when you are “closer to 28.” Also, it plays Taylor Bickett’s song Quarter Life Crisis.
This is one of those TikTok trends that caught the attention of celebrities. For example, Charlie’s Angels star Drew Barrymore joined the trend by changing “closer to 28” to “closer to 48.”
3. Your name vs. the name you were supposed to have
As the name implies, the trend involves showing yourself and your real nickname. Then, the clip transitions to the name you “almost” got.
The video ends by showing how you exhibit the traits associated with both names. However, you should be careful when sharing your name online to maintain internet safety.
4. She’s a 10
The number refers to how a person rates another person’s appearance, with 10 being the highest score. This trend’s punchline is that a weird quirk makes someone unattractive.
For example, a clip shows someone saying, “She’s a ten out of ten, but she claps when the plane lands.”
5. I’ll never forget you
Here is another one of those TikTok trends that involve celebrities. It treats meeting famous people as if it is no big deal.
The video starts with the phrase “to the person who,” followed by something that a stranger did to the poster. Then, it reveals that the latter was a famous personality.
For example, one of the “I’ll never forget you” videos starts with “to the guy who picked my phone up at a concert.” Then, it shows pop music artist Drake recording himself on that mobile device.
6. VHS filter
If you were not around in the 90s, a VHS is an old video format that stores clips inside black rectangular tapes. Its videos have a distinctly low-quality look.
TikTok has a VHS filter that lets you recreate that for videos. The trend involved replicating images of a user’s younger self with the help of their kids or younger relatives.
7. Zoom meeting gone wrong
Video conferencing made remote work and online learning possible during the pandemic. However, some people had trouble adjusting.
As a result, some TikTok trends make skits based on mistakes during Zoom meetings. For example, a video may show someone making funny faces because the person thought the meeting had ended.
8. What’s living in your head rent-free?
TikTok personality Jess Marciante started this trend by asking, “What’s a video that lives in your head rent-free?” In other words, she asked viewers about a clip they could not get out of their heads.
In response, folks shared numerous funny clips with Marciante. At the time of writing, more than 3,000 TikTok videos have responded to this trend.
9. Learn on TikTok
Recent statistics show that more millennials are using TikTok for online searches nowadays. Fortunately, various experts were glad to post educational clips on the platform.
As a result, you can learn nearly everything you want on TikTok. For example, you could learn about indigenous cultures or check the steps to relocate beehives.
10. Turning Your DMs Into Quotes
Some TikTok users turn random direct messages or DMs into inspirational parody quotes. They show it in cursive font with a meadow or field of flowers as a background.
Other folks add classical music and read the quote as if it is a profound statement. Meanwhile, the message could be silly, like, “We would like to speak with you about your car’s extended warranty.”
TikTok trends often get a bad rap due to outrageous ones like the Devious Licks or the Nyquil Chicken challenge. Yet, most of them are harmless fun.