Lately, TikTok has unleashed a slew of new features to spice up the social media game and bring in more users. One of these features is a live video function. It allows users to attend live streams hosted by other content creators. Now that sounds like real fun, but what happens when you want to join one?
Do you have to contact every creator individually? No more! In this article, we will make your life easier by showing you how to request to join a live stream on TikTok.
First Let’s know Which Creators can Go Live on TikTok?
Are you new to TikTok? Maybe you’ve been scrolling through the app and you’ve noticed people who are “going live” at the top of your feed. You might be wondering, am I able to do that too? Well, there are a few things to know before you can go live on TikTok.
First off, you have to be 16 years old or older to go live on TikTok. This is because people of any age can watch the live stream. So if someone under 18 were streaming, they may receive gifts from other users and if they were under 16 those gifts could be exchanged for cash. So if you’re over 16, what else do you have to know?
Well, if you’re over 18, then it’s pretty simple: as long as you’ve confirmed your email address with TikTok and have more than 1000 followers, then congrats! You’re able to go live.
How can One Go Live on TikTok?
If you’re wondering how to go live on TikTok, you’re in luck! Well, It’s actually very easy.
To start, go to the Create icon (+) and select Live. Then you’ll be prompted to select an image and title for your live stream before you can officially press Go Live. As soon as you click that button, your live stream will be up and running and so your notifications. Because your friends and fans will immediately start getting notified that you’ve gone live.
Once you’re live on TikTok you can also add filters, and play with special effects.
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How to Request to Join a Live on TikTok
1. For Creators
So you’ve got a live video streaming to all your followers on TikTok, and it’s just not the same without your main squeeze. Invite them!
If you’re a creator, you can invite others to your live stream with a new feature called “live by TikTok.” You can send an invitation to your friends.
- First, go ahead and start your live stream.
- Then tap on the pink blue cross circles button in the bottom left corner of the screen after you’ve started streaming.
- Now you’ll be able to scroll through a list of users who are currently on TikTok. Then tap on “Invite” next to the user’s name.
If they don’t join within 20 seconds, you can either withdraw your request or continue on without them. And that’s it! Just like that, you’re live-streaming with your best bud.
2. For Viewers
If you’re interested in joining a live stream, it’s pretty easy to follow along.
- First, open up TikTok app. Now go to the Live section by tapping on ‘Live‘ in the upper left hand corner.
- Then open the creator’s live stream that you want to join.
- When you’re on the Livestream, tap on the pink blue cross circles button on the right hand side of the comments section.
- Then go ahead and tap on this button to send a request to the host.
It’s then up to them whether they accept or ignore your request! If they do accept your request, then congratulations: You’ve joined! You can now interact with your TikTok hero and let them know how much they mean to you.
So, this is how you can join a live stream of your favorite creator on TikTok. We hope that you found this article pretty informative!
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