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Feb 16, 2022

How to Go Live on TikTok

TikTok Live enables you to broadcast live to your community on the platform. It’s fun and easy to use. In this blog post, we will go over the steps you need to take to go live on the app.

TikTok has rapidly become one of the most popular social media apps. They have incorporated several features to help their artists build connections with their followers. It’s fun and easy to use, but did you know that it is possible to live stream on TikTok? In this blog post, we will go over the steps you need to take to go live on the app.

What is TikTok Live?

TikTok Live enables you to broadcast live to your community on the platform. It’s a great way to engage your audience on a more personal level, interact with other people, gain new followers, or even have them join you on camera. It’s great for creators looking to share their lives with their fans!

Let’s go over the steps for how to live stream TikTok!

How To Go Live On Tiktok Mobile

Step 1: Open the app and press the + sign 

Step 2: Tap on Live, which is similar to the location where it says Camera and Templates. 

Step 3: Next, tap on “Go Live” from the menu, and then you’re ready to start live streaming. You can flip the camera, apply effects, and filter comments once you’ve confirmed that you’re streaming.

How To Go Live On Tiktok from Streamlabs

Through Streamlabs' recent integration with TikTok, it is possible to stream to TikTok from your PC. You can do this by fetching your stream key and pasting it into broadcasting software like Streamlabs Desktop. You’ll also be able to update the title of your broadcast and cover image.

For more information, please read our guide on streaming to TikTok from a PC.

Please note: not everyone has access to live stream to TikTok from a PC. We recommend reaching out to TikTok support to request the feature if you feel you qualify. 

What TikTok Requires For You To Go Live

Unlike other social media networks, TikTok has a few requirements before you may stream live. The most important criteria is 1,000+ followers.

You’re not alone if you think the 1,000-follower threshold is excessive. TikTok, on the other hand, didn’t just pick that number at random. Once a person has 1,000 followers, the hope is that they will be experienced enough with the site to know what kind of content they should and shouldn’t share. It all boils down to ensuring that TikTok is a safe environment for its users.

It’s not enough to have 1,000 followers. While you can sign up for a TikTok account at the age of 13, you must be 16 to go live. These requirements were put in place for security reasons.

If you’ve recently turned 16 or reached 1,000 followers and the live option doesn’t appear, don’t worry because it won’t take long for TikTok to update it. You may have to wait a few days before you can use TikTok to live stream. Content Creators above the age of 18 have access to additional functionality. “Gifts,” for example, is a feature that allows users to send you gifts. On TikTok Live, you can get both digital and physical gifts, making it more like a virtual tip jar where people can give you money if they like your content.

Hopefully, this guide has helped you understand how to go live on TikTok and the requirements you need to meet to unlock the functionality. 


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About Streamlabs

Founded on the belief that we want to help creators make a living doing what they love, Streamlabs provides a robust suite of features to help creators better engage with their fans, grow audiences, and improve monetization. Building on this mission, Streamlabs is expanding its product with 1) Melon, our browser-based streaming studio, 2) Willow, an all-in-one bio link tool, 3) Oslo, a video review and collaboration tool. And 4) Crossclip, the easiest way to convert Twitch clips to videos for TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube Shorts.


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