How to do the Fake Window Challenge going viral on TikTok

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If you’re tired of looking at the same four walls, TikTok’s Fake Window Challenge may provide a nice change of scenery.

The Fake Window Challenge is exactly what it sounds like. People project a fake window onto a wall and just enjoy the view.

What is the Fake Window Challenge on TikTok? 

Another creation likely born of the lockdown blues, TikTokers have found a new way to cope with staying home.

For the challenge, users project different scenes onto their walls from the perspective of a window. Sometimes it’s a cityscape and other times it’s a sunny day — just anything they wouldn’t ordinarily see. 

The #fakewindowchallenge hashtag currently has over 65.8 million views.

How to do the Fake Window Challenge on TikTok

While you won’t need an app or a special filter for this one, you do need a projector. Once you have a projector, just find your favorite video loop of a window on YouTube. Most people use this “10-hour tropical storm” window video.

“Oh my god, it’s raining this look so real,” user @honeybobabear said after unboxing a projector from Amazon and trying out the challenge.

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Some examples of the Fake Window Challenge on TikTok


i’ll probably be doing this every night now 😩#fakewindowchallenge #DontSweatIt #ShowerWithMoxie creds to @nam__p 🤝

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User @pilarnavva removed her bedroom wall posters to create a rainy bedside view.

Meanwhile, @alicia_abadie used the challenge to provide her cat with a cool mountain view. 

But @xnadjah may have been the most creative with her Harry Potter version of the trend.

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