The Brief: The TikTok "teleport" effect allows creators to disappear and reappear in front of a new background.

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TikTok launched a new “teleport” effect and people are using it in creative videos. The effect lights up a person’s silhouette so that they disappear and then ‘reappear’ with a different green screen background. At the time of writing, over 134,000 videos have been made with the effect and it was featured on TikTok’s Discover page. Videos associated with the hashtag #Teleport have been viewed over 242 million times.

The TikTok teleportation effect can be accessed on the app’s editing interface under “effects” or it can be found by clicking on another video that uses it.

At the time of writing, the most popular video made with the effect is by Stranger Things star Millie Bobbie Brown. According to her caption, she didn’t even know she had the effect on when she was filming it. The video received over 5 million likes.

@milliebobbybrown

did not know i had this effect on. this is why I’m not meant for tok tik

♬ deuces x wet – rapidsongs

Another top video by @mzg33h portrays a portal to Disneyland.

@mzg33h

My first time too😱😅 🏰 💙#Portaltodisneyland #magic #fyp

♬ W h y l o v e m e – łøšęr_mîdńîght

@enilyballz used the teleport filter to represent Number 5 from Umbrella Academy discovering his powers.

@emilyballz

#POV how number 5 discovered his powers ✨ #umbrellaacademy #MobileGame #fyp

♬ Istanbul (Not Constantinople) – They Might Be Giants

The effect is a perfect way for people to show where they’d like to go once it’s safe to travel again.

@jurranfrost

I know my outfit needs ironing… but this #quarantine got me lazy #lockdown #placestovisit #australia #fyp

♬ PLAYAC17 – playac17

The teleport effect is perfect for acting out scenes from movies and TV shows with magical elements…

@thesmartestjimmyneutron

Only og’s remember this episode 😳♥️ #greenscreen #2007 #fyp #foryoupage #xyzbca #viral #viral

♬ Everything is not what it seems – twispgangtwispgang

A #POV acting video:

@karleyyyyy_

#pov in your family when you turn 15 you get a power, you try to find yours #fyp #teleportation #newfitfeelin #MobileGame #povsbyk #foryou #moodflip

♬ READY OR NOT – kingsapphire

Another take on the trend:

 

 

@realrobertfrancis

If you ever wanted to know what my sponsorship post looks like. #moodflip #fyp #teleport #teleportingchallenge

♬ Space Dawgs – Kurtis Hoppie & Canon