Undeniably TikTok is one of the biggest social media platforms where everyone wants to get as many followers as they can. Besides being the “coolest in town” you could also get noticed by other creators and companies and land a sponsorship deal. The question is what should you do to grow your following?
A proven technique is to go Live once you have acquired a certain number of followers to meet the requirements.
Let’s start with the requirements to go live on TikTok and also see what steps you should be taking now. In this post, you will also see the screenshots for Android and iPhone users.
Do you have enough followers to go Live on TikTok?
The obvious question is what number of followers should you have to start streaming live, right?
Depending on whether you think 1000 followers is many or “not much” you would react with disappointment or surprise. Just note, if you cannot see the Live button on your menu it means you are not eligible to go Live on TikTok yet.
Rather than simply looking at a number it is best to devise a plan by splitting one thousand TikTok followers for your “daily followers norm” so to speak. With many TikTok services, today buying TikTok followers will not be a problem. 50-100 followers daily may be the smallest package to start with.
Yet the point is to let the TikTok algorithm believe followers you have acquired are legit (otherwise they could be removed from your account). Thus, making sure you meet the 1000 follower requirement to go Live on TikTok is only half of the deal. Naturally, you would want to have followers count gradually increase on the account without hitting 1000 at once.
How do you go Live on TikTok?
The only other requirement for live streaming on TikTok is that you are 16 years of age or above.
Bonus, if you are 18 or older. Assuming your content is as shining and polished as your own online persona you could receive fans donations. Again only if you have reached at least 18.
Great if you meet the requirements to go live on TikTok because below are the steps on how to actually start streaming Live for the first time.
In case you meet the age requirement but do not have enough account followers we suggest you check any paid services offering fans and likes for creators, or you could try some generators.
How to go Live on TikTok (on Android and iPhone)
Are you an Android user streaming for the first time on TikTok? We’ve got you covered!
Note, doing a Live stream on TikTok on iPhone is similar to doing so on Android.
- Log into your TikTok account.
- Tap the “Create” icon(the typical + sign at the bottom of your screen) to see the LIVE screen. Note, we hope you were following along and meet age and follower requirements to go Live on TikTok. Otherwise, you may not be able to see the Live button at all.
- Pick a fun and intriguing title for your Livestream and an image as a cover photo of your stream. The title must contain less than 32 characters. The little trick is to add popular hashtags relevant to your stream. This helps new users discover you are going Live.
- Click the “Go LIVE” button and voila! you are hosting a live stream on TikTok.
- You could also make some adjustments to the stream such as flipping the camera or adding effects by tapping the three dots from the right menu.
- Tap X at the top of your screen when you think it’s time to end the Livestream.
Going Live on TikTok on PC (about 100-150 words)
Can you go Live on TikTok on PC?
The answer is yes, although less than 1% of the entire TikTok population would do that using a computer.
That said, as of 2021 there is still no direct way to go Live on TikTok from a PC.
Even though TikTok has finally allowed users to upload videos while on PC, you cannot record them directly without using third-party devices like Streamlabs Desktop.
Other than downloading and installing the necessary software to your computer as a first step, the process of going Live on TikTok accounts for the same number of steps we discussed above.
What the mobile emulator does is that it allows you to log into your account as if you have accessed it on a mobile device. Don’t forget to turn your camera on though! Also, note that the software would ask for your stream keys and URL.
To wrap it all
Because there are not many requirements to go live on TikTok and everyone is becoming familiar with the live streaming on social media, more users are googling how to go Live on TikTok in 2021 compared to previous years.
Does this mean that anyone could go Live on TikTok?
For those who followed through this blog post, it is clear that no 13-year-old is allowed to go Live on TikTok. Same with creators who have 200, 500, 780, or even 999 followers. TikTok requires creators to have at least 1000 followers before they even see the special “Go LIVE” button.
Speaking of age requirements, only users 16 and older will be allowed to host live streams on TikTok. For creators who are 18, the LIVE gifting feature would be unlocked as well. So, anyone watching your stream could send you in-app coins which can be collected, turned into Diamonds, and cashed on PayPal.