How To Go Live On Tiktok In South Africa

How To Go Live On Tiktok In South Africa

What is TikTok Live?

TikTok Live is a feature that allows you to stream live video broadcasts to your followers and connect with them in real time. When you go live on TikTok, your live video appears for all the TikTok users who follow you and anyone else in the app who gets your video recommended to them. Viewers are able to comment, interact, and engage with you directly while you’re livestreaming and you are able to do the same with them.

How to go live on TikTok

  1. Open the TikTok app
  2. Access creator tool
  3. Prepare your Live
  4. Start streaming
  5. End your live stream

1. Open the TikTok appOpen the TikTok app on your phone and be sure you’re signed in to your account. You should see your main feed of videos playing as well as your toolbar menu at the bottom of your screen. It will include options like Home, Friends, Inbox, and Profile and a large plus sign in the center of these options

2. Access creator toolTap the large plus sign on the toolbar menu to enter the creator tool, which automatically opens the camera. This also opens a new options toolbar at the bottom of your screen. You should see the options for 60s, 15s, Templates, and Live. Scroll or swipe left through the toolbar options. Select Live. 

3. Prepare your LiveThe camera is now open within the app—but you aren’t live yet. Select your profile photo in the top left corner of the screen to change the photo icon for your TikTok Live.

Select the blank field immediately to the right of your photo to change the title of your live stream. 

Directly below your photo are two fields that let you choose the topic of your stream or set a goal for how many Live Gifts you want to receive. Live Gifts are virtual shows of appreciation shared in real time.

In the center of your screen are icons that represent various effects and filters you can add to your stream, such as a magic wand icon to smooth or enhance your features or a smiley face icon for adding fun face filters and overlays. 

The settings icon has options such as choosing to opt out of receiving gifts from viewers, limiting who can view your stream, or adding moderators who can help filter comments during your TikTok Live stream.

4. Start streamingTap the live button with the text Go Live in the bottom center of the screen. Once selected, a countdown begins to let you prepare to go live.

When the countdown ends, your followers can see whatever you are capturing on your camera. Followers join the stream as they are notified you are live. Watch for follower comments, respond, and interact to keep your audience engaged.

5. End your livestreamTo end your livestream, select the X button in the top right corner of your screen. You should then see a summary of your TikTok Live session, including how long you streamed and how many viewers you had.

How can I be eligible to go live on TikTok?

Verify that you’re allowed to go live.

Not every TikTok user is eligible to start live streaming. You must be at least 18 years old. Also, if you live in the U.S. and you’re a “gaming creator,” you only need 1,000 followers to go live. If you’re a non-gaming creator located in the U.S., you need 10,000 followers.