Tiktok is now one of the go-to apps whenever people want to watch something fun or even entertaining.
But, aside from merely watching other people’s TikTok posts, you can also create your very own post — with or without filters.
Yet, while Tiktok filters are fun to add to your videos, there are times you simply want to keep the video’s natural beauty to be uploaded.
With that said, is it possible to remove a Tiktok filter added to your post?
How to Remove a TikTok Filter
To remove a TikTok filter, press “Undo” in “Effects” and then tap “Portrait” followed by “Normal.” This, however, only works if the said post is still in the “Drafts” folder or is yet to be uploaded after recording. Once the post has been published, you can no longer remove filters.
Removing TikTok Filters in Drafted Videos
The “Drafts” folder in your Tiktok account is where all the recorded videos you don’t want to publish or you’re simply not done formatting them yet.
Regardless, when a certain video is still in “Drafts,” you can easily edit it — including removing the flash effect and the filter you added to it.
Here are the steps in removing filters of Tiktok videos saved in “Drafts.”
Note: The steps below are the same for iOS and Android devices.
Step 1: Launch the Tiktok app by tapping on its app icon on your phone’s home screen.
Step 2: Once you’re on Tiktok’s home page, press the profile icon on the “Home” page’s bottom menu.
Step 3: On your Tiktok profile page, tap the “Drafts” folder.
You’ll find the “Drafts” folder on the leftmost part of the “Posts” area, before the most recent post you uploaded.
Step 4: Once you’re inside the “Drafts” folder, locate the drafted post. Select the said folder by tapping it.
Step 5: On the creator page’s right-side panel menu, tap the “Filter” option. This will then make a filter menu appear.
Step 6: The filter you added to the drafted video will be highlighted with a red circular border.
Since you want to remove it, tap the circle icon with a line across it. Automatically, the filter you added will be erased.
Step 7: If you have added an effect to your drafted Tiktok video, tap at the middle of the creator page’s screen to exit the “Filter” menu.
Then, press the “Effects” option from the right-side panel menu.
Step 8: A menu will then appear, listing out all the effects available for your use.
On the video clip, you’ll then see the timeframe covered in a colored block (or colored blocks if you used multiple effects). This is the effect (or effects if there are many colored blocks) added to the footage.
To remove the said effect or effects, press the “Undo” button. If you used many effects, then keep tapping the “Undo” button until there is none left on the video timeline.
Step 9: Tap “Save” to save the video without any filter.
Step 10: Press “Next” to proceed to create the post.
You can then type the caption in the space provided, tag people, and even add the video’s location to the post you’re making.
Step 11: Tap “Post” to proceed with posting your unfiltered video to Tiktok.
But, you can always press the “Drafts” button if you don’t want to post the said video yet.
Removing Tiktok Filters from Filter Options
Tiktok filters are already a part and parcel of the app the moment you launch it on your phone.
But, if there are certain filters you don’t want to appear on the filter list, you only have to do the following steps:
Note: The steps are the same for both iOS and Android devices.
Step 1: After launching the Tiktok app, press the “+” button in the middle of the bottom menu on the home page.
You’ll then find yourself on the creator page.
Step 2: On the creator page, press “Filters” on the right-side panel.
Step 3: A filter list will then appear at the screen’s bottom.
Now, swipe the filter header bar until you see “Management.” Tap it.
Step 4: All the filters that are pre-added to the list will then appear.
Find the one you want to remove. Once you locate it, press the circle beside the name of that filter to “uncheck” it.
Doing so will remove that filter from the filter list.
Very nifty, right?
But, if you don’t want to go through the trouble of removing the wrong filter or removing unwanted filters, why not create a Tiktok video without one instead?
Making Tiktok Videos Without Filters
Note: The same steps are applied when using Tiktok on an Android or iOS-operated device.
Step 1: On Tiktok’s home page, press “+” on the bottom menu.
Step 2: On the creator page, tap “Filters” on the right-side panel.
Step 3: Once the “Filter” menu appears tap “Portrait” on the menu bar.
The filters under the “Portrait” category will then appear below it.
Step 4: Tap the “Normal” filter option. This will record the video you’re making without any filter on it.
Step 5: Press on the middle of the screen to exit the “Filter” menu.
Then, press “Effects” on the same right-side panel menu of the creator page.
Step 6: On the “Effects” menu, tap the circle with a line across it.
Exit the “Effects” menu by pressing on the middle of the creator screen.
Step 7: From there, proceed with tapping the red “Record” button to record the Tiktok video you’re making.
Frequently Asked Questions about How to Remove a Tiktok Filter
Can I remove a filter on a Tiktok video after I posted it?
Unfortunately, there is no way to remove a Tiktok filter after the video has been posted on the app. You can only remove filters if the video has been saved in the “Drafts” folder or hasn’t been posted yet.
Where is the “Drafts” folder on Tiktok?
You can find Tiktok’s “Drafts” folder on your profile page. It is found as the first box in the “Posts” area. You won’t miss it as the “Drafts” icon is splashed across the box it occupies.
Can I remove the filter of a Tiktok video posted by another user?
You cannot remove a filter that is applied to a Tiktok video posted by another user. Not only is it impossible, but it is also considered rude to tamper with another person’s work.
Now that you know how to remove a Tiktok filter, you’re more than ready to create eye-catching videos that will wow everyone.
Plus, you can even hide a certain filter so you’ll never have to see it on the “Filters” list again.
You only need to access the video creator page, tap “Filters” and “Effects,” and then you’ll be able to remove those filters you added before posting the videos.
But, you won’t be able to remove any filter after the video’s uploaded to Tiktok.
Hence, make sure you’re good with the result before tapping the “Post” button.
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