If you're just starting to explore TikTok and want to do a live video (as opposed to the usual recorded TikTok video), I'm afraid I have bad news for you.SummaryTo find a live videoTo gift a favorite creatorHow to go liveHow to check your diamonds
You can't – at least not yet.
Unlike Facebook/Instagram, which allows anyone to create a live video, TikTok only makes live videos available if you are 16 or older and older than 1,000 subscribers. Once you qualify, however, it's a relatively simple process.
But before you start a live stream, here's a little advice on how to find one. Note that right now you can only see live streams from people you follow, so if you really like live broadcasts, the best thing to do is follow a group of people.
Live videos offer one of the few ways people can show their appreciation for their favorite TikTok personalities in a convenient way. TikTok calls it Live Gifting, and while the process is a bit complicated, it's actually a way to toss a coin to your TikToker (but only if you're at least 18).
Now when you watch a live TikTok video and you like what you see, you can tap the gift icon at the bottom of the screen to select the type of virtual gift you you want to send. (This only works for live streams, not recorded content.) Each gift has a different value.
What does the creator get? Well, aside from the good feelings of the virtual gift that just popped onto the screen, the creator is getting some hard cash - although the amount isn't exactly clear. According to its description, TikTok takes your virtual gift and turns it into what it calls diamonds. The creator can then exchange these diamonds for real money. How much? Said TikTok, “The applicable monetary compensation will be calculated by us based on various factors, including the number of diamonds a user has accumulated. »
Want to participate in this? Well, if you're over 16 and have at least 1,000 followers, here's how to start a live stream on TikTok:
And there you are!
According to TikTok, if you tap the three dots during your broadcast, you can change several visual settings and filter comments. (And since you're live, you can also respond to comments during the broadcast.) You can also add up to 20 moderators if things start to get busy.
If you want to see how many gifts you received during your live stream, just go to the same place where you would buy virtual coins:
If you're serious about your TikTok streams, then going live is a great way to engage with your fans and friends and encourage them to watch your saved videos. And who knows? You may end up with a few virtual gifts to boot.
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