TikTok can be used for all sorts of things, from lip-syncing shenanigans to absurdist comedy. And, for some, there’s also the option to livestream video straight from your phone.
Currently, you’ll need to have at least 1,000 followers to access the feature. And although the age minimum for TikTok in general is 13, you need to be at least 16 years old to livestream.
If you’re over 18, people who view your livestream can also send you “virtual gifts.” These are a digital currency that can be turned into real cash, although the exchange rate is very low.
Assuming you meet all the criteria and have the feature available, however, it’s actually quite easy to start a livestream. Here are the steps you’ll need to take to get started using the TikTok app for both iPhone and Android.
How to go live on TikTok
1. Open your TikTok app and log into your account, if necessary.
2. Tap the plus sign, located at the bottom-center section of the screen.
3. Tap the “Live” button, located next to the option to record.
4. Enter the title of your livestream and then select “Go Live” to start.
If you don’t see the option to go live from the recording screen, it’s likely because your account has not yet met the requirements necessary to access the livestream feature.
As with any post on TikTok, make sure that you stick to the app’s community guidelines while engaging in your livestream.