You’re all set to stream on the most popular social media network right now. Here’s all you need to know about going live on TikTok, why you would want to, and how you can try to bypass the app’s 1,000-follower requirement.
The benefits of going live on TikTok are the same as those of going live on any other social media platform: you get to interact with your audience in real-time.
Live videos on TikTok allow viewers to interact with you and ask questions in real-time. Live broadcasting offers more authenticity and spontaneity than prerecorded shows. After all, you haven’t been tampered with or restricted in any way! It’s exciting because anything may happen.
You can showcase your talents and expand your audience with live streaming by hosting a series, having a conversation, giving a tutorial, or performing.
One distinct perk of broadcasting live on TikTok is that users above the age of 18 can send you virtual gifts that can be redeemed for real money. You can also use this function to solicit donations for charity, however, the “exchange rate” isn’t particularly favorable.
The TikTok Live Requirements
There are two things you need to have in place before you can use the Live feature on TikTok and start filming. Must go Live on TikTok, you need two things: (a) at least 1,000 followers, which is decided by your birthdate when you establish your profile; and (b) to be at least 16 years old.
Tips For Streaming Live On TikTok
It’s easy to get started streaming live if you’re 16 or older, have more than a thousand followers, and can follow these instructions.
- Launch the app and then click the plus sign (+) that appears at the app’s bottom.
- To watch in real time, choose that option.
- Choose LIVE to preview your live video feed. Within the preview window, you can personalize your Livestream with a title, toggle comments on or off, apply effects and filters, select a charity to donate a portion of the proceeds to, and more.
- Just hit the Go LIVE button when you’re ready to start broadcasting.
When you’re ready to wrap up your Live broadcast, hit the power button at the bottom of the screen. Unlike a video you shoot, edit, and then post to your TikTok feed, a Livestream disappears as soon as it ends, so watch it while you can!