After hearing so much about it, in the end you too have made up your mind to create your account on TikTok, the famous platform (formerly known as musical.ly) which allows you to share online short clips of 15 seconds or less, in which you perform the so-called “lip-sync”, that is, you pretend to sing or act out certain scenes with pre-recorded audio. You already have a good following on this social network, which is frequented mainly by teenagers, and you would like to create a more direct contact with your audience by taking advantage of the function that allows you to start live streaming.
If you want, in the next few paragraphs of this guide, I can explain to you just how to do this. Before getting into the subject matter and actually seeing how to do live on TikTok, however, I want to make a necessary clarification. At the time of writing, the function that allows you to start direct streams is only active for users who have reached the threshold of 1,000 followers. We do not know if in the future the function will also be activated for those who have less, so it is not certain that you will be able to complete your “business”.
If you have the requirement that I have just indicated to you, I would say that we can finally proceed. Courage: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and, more importantly, try to implement the instructions I will give you. You will see that, if you follow my “tips” step by step, you will be able to broadcast live video on TikTok without the slightest difficulty. Now there is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!
- How to do live on TikTok on Android
- How to live on TikTok on iPhone
How to do live on TikTok on Android
As I mentioned in the introduction of the article, starting live streaming on TikTok is not complicated at all. All you have to do to do it, in fact, is to start the famous social network app on your device Android, go to the screen that allows you to create new content and start the live broadcast.
Before explaining in more detail how to proceed, however, I would like to reiterate that the function in question has not yet been made available to all users. To “unblock” it, in fact, you need to have at least 1,000 followers; otherwise, the button that allows you to broadcast live video will not even be displayed.
To proceed, the first thing you need to do is start the official TikTok app on your device and log into your account, in case you haven’t done so yet. Once you have logged in, you must press the button depicting the symbol (+) located at the bottom (in the center of the screen) and select the wording LIVE which is located next to the button Video.
Now, describe the issue you want to address during the live broadcast by writing the title of the transmission. In doing so, pay attention to any warnings that appear at the top of the screen regarding the use of terms not accepted by the platform and, if necessary, use another title, otherwise you will not be allowed to start the live.
When you are ready to do so, start the transmission by pressing the button Go Live and wait for the countwodn to finish to start talking to users who will connect during the live broadcast.
If at this moment you have not yet managed to reach the minimum threshold of 1,000 followers necessary to activate the function that allows you to start live broadcasts on TikTok, try to remedy the situation by following the precautions I have provided you in the guide on how have more followers on TikTok. You will see that if you work hard, over time you will be able to expand your audience and increase your popularity on the platform.
How to do live on TikTok on iPhone
Wishes do live on TikTok acting from a iPhone? The steps to follow are practically the same as I indicated in the previous chapter, relating to Android devices. Of course, know that even in this case the function that allows you to start live streaming is active for users who have at least 1,000 followers.
To proceed, the first operation you need to do is to start the official TikTok app on your “iPhone by” and log into your account, if you have not already done so. Once logged in, tap the button depicting the symbol (+) which is placed at the bottom of the screen (center) and select the item LIVE that you find next to the button Video.
At this point, describe the topic you will address during the live broadcast by writing the title of the broadcast and, as soon as you are ready to do so, start the live streaming by tapping the button Go Live. At this point, a three-second countdown should start, at the end of which the live broadcast will start.
Ah… I almost forgot! If a warning appears at the top of the screen inviting you to change the title of the live broadcast, as it contains terms “banned” from the platform, do so immediately, otherwise you will not be able to start the broadcast. Understood?
In case you were not able to start a live broadcast because at this moment you have not yet reached the minimum threshold of 1,000 followers, try to follow the “tips” I gave you in the deepening on how to have more followers on TikTok. I am sure that as time goes by you will increase your popularity on the platform and you will be able to experience the live streaming feature as you work hard.