TikTok adds another way to remix videos with green screen duets


TikTok has one new function today which combines the existing duet and green screen formats, allowing people to use other TikToks as wallpaper for themselves. “Green Screen Duet” now appears as an option in the duet layout menu. As with all duets, the creator of the original video is tagged in the caption of the new one. This could be great news or a sign of even more sensory overload in the app, depending on your sensitivities.

The green screen option under Duet Layouts.
Image: TikTok

The new feature will likely be a useful tool for people who already use TikTok’s “green screen” to put images in the background of their videos, or edit videos to create a similar effect. It can also make TikToks that are reactions to other TikToks visually cohesive than Duets (where videos are displayed side by side) and Stitches (where a clip from the original video plays for a few seconds before the new one starts).

TikTok continues to roll out new formats as other companies add TikTok-like features to their own apps. Instagram’s reels can now be “remixed” like TikTok duets. Snap says its TikTok competitor Spotlight has reached 100 million users two months after launch, and YouTube plans to pay creators who use YouTube Shorts to encourage them to keep posting.

For a better idea of ​​how the feature works, here is someone adding sign language interpretation to a TikTok that is already an ongoing chunk between different users: