The Ultimate Guide on TikTok Live

TikTok is the fastest-growing social media platform, that holds endless possibilities to create and broadcast content. Unless you are living under a rock, there must have been a time when you were obsessed with this app, maybe you still are. Every day the app welcomes us with a new challenge or trend. From EXO Kai’s “Rover” challenge to fruit rollups ice cream, the app is brimming with content to catch the viewer’s eye. 

The live broadcast is another interesting feature that this application offers, like Facebook and Instagram. But unlike other apps, TikTok went a step further and introduced a feature where the broadcaster can receive gifts from the viewers, that can be exchanged for money. Neat, right? *squeals with excitement*. 

Unfortunately, all that glitters is not gold and there is a backside to this appealing feature, only those aged 18 and above, with 1000 followers can receive gifts. Although you can host a live broadcast if you are 16 and above without receiving gifts, the catch is that you must have 1000 followers. So, how can you host if you are short on followers? Well, there is a trick, although it might not work, we are happy to share it with you. 

Let’s start with the basics first.

TikTok live, what are they?

TikTok live are usually short, informal, real-time broadcasts that TikTokers use to interact with their viewers. They can be anything from casual convos to live dance performances. Although some brands can host longer broadcasts showcasing workout tutorials, tutorials on their products, or cooking tutorials. TikTok Live is an easy way for brands to communicate with their users, engage interest and build trust. 

Celebrities also like to use this feature to engage with their fans. It allows the fans to ask questions live and send gifts to their favorite people. 

How to do a TikTok live

If you are 16 and have a 1000 followers, you can access the TikTok live feature. 

Step 1: Start by going to the home screen and tapping the create icon, which is a plus sign at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2: Scroll your way to the live option and select a catchy image plus an enticing title to attract the attention of the audience. 

Step 3: Press go live once you are ready and stream away.

You can access other settings and features by tapping the three dots on the screen. It allows you to rotate the camera, add effects and even filter out inappropriate comments. 

Step 4: You can wrap up your stream by clicking the X icon at the top left corner of the screen.