How to get the Retro Filter trend on TikTok – Grab your parents and give it a go!

retro filter
screenshot from tiktok @katyasitak

There’s a new, fun way to use the retro filter on TikTok going viral on the app where your parents can join in too!

TikTok users are always finding new, exciting ways to use filters for new trends, this time it’s with the retro filter!

Most parents have no clue what TikTok is or how to use it but secretly would love to get involved. Here’s how you and your parents can do the retro filter together!

What is the Retro Filter trend on TikTok?

If you’ve been on TikTok recently, you will have seen the brilliant retro filter, and the trend people have started with it.

The trend is supposed to make it look like the retro filter turns you into your younger self… how cute!

It involves using the ‘Vintage DV’ filter, and pairing it with the sound ‘Marlboro Nights – Lonely God’

How can I do the Retro Filter trend on TikTok?

If filming TikToks with your parents sounds like fun to you, here’s how you can get involved!

  1. First, open up your TikTok app
  2. Add the ‘Marlboro Nights – Lonely God’ sound
  3. Then get your parent (or grandparent!) of your choice to film a few seconds of themselves in front of the camera
  4. Now choose the Vintage DV filter, and film yourself with it!

And you’re done, it’s as simple as that!

Brilliant Retro Filter examples!

The examples of this trend are so heart warming – you can’t help but smile!

Here’s just a selection of Hashtag Hyenas favourite examples of the trend.



♬ Marlboro Nights – Lonely God

TikTok users were surprised with @bertualonso‘s video and they thought it was her mum with a wig on!


No she tried so hard πŸ˜­βœ‹πŸΌ #retrofilter #fyp

♬ Marlboro Nights – Lonely God

@ritamcdias tried the trend with her grandma, and the result turned out great!

This trend isn’t only for girls, guys are also getting involved too!


I guess this filter really does take off 30 years πŸ“Ή #trend #retro #dad #notviral

♬ Marlboro Nights – Lonely God