ICYMI — This Is How You Get the Crown That's Been Popping Up on TikTokers' Profile Pictures

If scrolling through TikTok is one of your favorite pastimes (guilty), you might have noticed a crown pop up when you click on some people's profiles. The crown — which rests above a TikTok user's profile picture — doesn't stand for anything in particular, so don't sweat it if you thought you were missing out. Essentially, all the crown means is that you've used the Magic Animation Effect filter and posted the results to your feed. If you want one of those gold crowns with red and blue jewels on your own profile, it's fairly easy to do! Just follow these steps to use TikTok's Magic Animation Effect and post a video to your feed. Hint: you can post it to "Friends Only" and delete it immediately after to still get the crown without actually showing the TikTok video to the public. Here's how:

How to Use TikTok's Magic Animation Effect

  1. Open TikTok and press the + button to film a video.
  2. Tap the green "Effects" button on the bottom left.
  3. Select the face with a starry orange background.
  4. Film a video using the effect and post it on your feed.