How To Go Live On TikTok?

by Khadija Anwar
4 minutes

Do you want to stand out among the large audience of 2022’s most downloaded app, TikTok? The trick is to go live. 

Live streaming isn’t the new feature for social media; you already might’ve seen and even experienced it on Facebook and Instagram. Now TikTok has also introduced this feature. 

You can interact and engage with your followers in real-time as a brand influencer or individual.

Here is a complete guide on who can start live streaming and how to go live. 

Conditions to “Go Live” on TikTok

TikTok has certainly introduced a live streaming feature, but you must have passed the criteria to unlock this feature.

Age must be 16+: Your age must be at least 16+ years old. This is determined by your birth date when creating your TikTok profile. 


Must have 1000 followers: The other criteria to go live on TikTok is to have at least 1000 followers. You can’t reach the live streaming feature unless you don’t have minimum thousand followers on your account. 


Live streaming should be of 30min: It is not the criteria but a recommendation. TikTok allows you to go live stream for an hour, but 30 min is the optimal duration to reach and engage with the audience. 

Once eligible, you can go live on the platform through the same section where you would create a new TikTok. 

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How to go live on TikTok?

Streaming live boosts engagement and builds an audience for your brand. It is full of benefits; you can raise money for your favorite charities, share your brand story, or express your opinion. 

Here is how to do live streaming:

1.Open the app and tap Create (+) at the bottom of your screen


Tap-Plus+ sign

2.Once you click it, you will be able to see a preview of your video feed


You can turn on/off comments, put a filter, and share your live streaming with connected social media accounts. 

3.Tap go live to start your live video


Once you complete the stream, click the power button at the bottom of the menu screen to end your live video. 

Unlike pre-recorded content, take your time to edit and post on the TikTok feed afterwards. 

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How to “Go Live” on Tiktok without 1000 followers?

There is a rumor that you can go live on TikTok without followers by involving customer support.

If you got better luck, this protocol might work for you. 

1.Go to your profile and click Hamburg menubar in the top right corner

tap 3 bars


2.Go setting and privacy



3.Tap report a problem



4.Scroll the long list and tap “live”



5.Tap, I can’t start live


6.Tap “No” and report your problem


This hack has worked for many, and if it doesn’t work for you, you build a genuine profile and get better engagement with real followers. 

Tips for live streaming on TikTok

  • Go live at an optimal time when your audience is likely to be active. You can observe optimal time with the help of TikTok analytics.
  • Watch length, and try to go live for 30 minutes, as guided by TikTok. 
  • Set up your background/scene
  • Check quality audio
  • Plan ahead
  • Maximize reach by connecting with other social media
  • Check Wi-Fi
  • Engage with audience

Khadija Anwar

Meet Khadija Anwar, an accomplished tech writer with over 500 published write-ups to her name. Her impressive portfolio can be found on the ContentStudio blog, LinkedIn, and the Fiverr platform.

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