The latest viral TikTok trends

TikTok has about 800 million active monthly users. (Courtesy of Pikist)TikTok has about 800 million active monthly users. (Courtesy of Pikist)

Brooklynn Wilkes, A&E Correspondent

TikTok trends come and go, but the latest are worth mentioning before they disappear. This social media platform is known for users putting out the craziest, catchiest, and even down right cringe worthy content. These new trends are no exception when compared to some of the things that we have seen in the past.

First up, the latest dance craze on TikTok has users dancing to Cardi B’s latest song “WAP” featuring Megan Thee Stallion. The song rose to fame quickly after its release and soon enough a dance created by a TikTok user and choreographer, Brian Esperon, was born. His dance is now being used by even the most influential TikTok stars such as Addison Rae, Noah Beck, James Charles and many more. New dances are created constantly on this platform, but this one seems to be here to stay, at least for now.

Schools are officially back in session and that calls for college dorm room makeovers. Users on TikTok are posting videos of their college dorm transformations. The beginning of these short videos feature a before look at a bare dorm room, however, once you reach the end of the video the dorm looks completely different. Curtains, pillows, lights, couches and even wallpaper have been added to these dorm rooms to make them a bit more inviting for the upcoming school year. Having a dorm that feels like home may make it a bit easier to get settled into the new lifestyles that college brings.

Some people dread taking pictures, because they feel they are not photogenic enough. TikTok users are taking on the challenge to test that theory. A new trend is to use a special effect on the app to try and capture seemingly photogenic pictures of yourself or see how photogenic you are. Some of these videos have created stunning results and have helped build up the self-esteem of someone who may not have seen themselves in that way. Others have made it a bit of a game to see how unphotogenic they can make themselves. Either way, it’s a cool trend to bring others up and also be able to laugh at yourself sometimes.

On the topic of photos, another trend going around is TikTok users posting pictures of themselves and having other users hype them up. They create a video featuring pictures that they feel good about and ask for support from their fellow TikTok users. These videos tend to be very inspiring and spread a lot of love among the users posting and commenting on the video. Instead of spreading hate, these videos create positive feedback in the comment section. It also inspires other users to step out and show off pictures of themselves that they may be proud of, but too scared to share.

From new dances to challenges the trends on TikTok are always changing. The next biggest thing could be right around the corner, but for now, we’ll continue to enjoy the current trends that it has to offer. 

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