How Do You Go Live On TikTok In 2021? Here's How!

Going live on TikTok in 2021 is very easy to do! That is assuming you meet TikTok’s requirements however. As of 2021, TikTok requires you to have at least 1000 followers and be over the age of 16 if you want to live stream. There are many benefits of using TikTok live including being able to monetize your account through gifts, it can help you to grow your TikTok page, and allow you to connect with your audience and show them what you’re all about! Follow these simple steps to go live on TikTok!

Step 1:

how do you go live on TikTok

Step 1 to go live on TikTok is to open the app and then make sure you are logged in to the correct account you want to live stream to. Then, at the bottom of your screen, you will see a row of icons. Click on the + icon that is the bottom center of your screen. 

Step 2:

TikTok live

After clicking the + icon at the bottom of your screen it will take you to the content creation screen. Here you’ll be able to directly record a new video, upload a video, and yes, go live! It will automatically default the screen to the 15 seconds recording. At the bottom of the screen again, slide over to the left until it is changed to the live screen.

Step 3:

After sliding to the far right screen you are able to go live! Here, you’ll be able to change and update your TikTok live’s title for people, see how many of your followers are currently online, and a bunch of other features! Here’s a few of the other cool things you can do.

TikTok Live Features

TikTok live features

Support Nonprofits

One of the coolest new TikTok live features allows you to select a nonprofit that people can donate to on your live stream. Directly below where you would add your live stream title you’ll see a button that says “support non profit”. If you click on that, it will pop up a list of approved nonprofits that you can add onto your stream!

Live Enhancements

This is a pretty silly TikTok live feature, but if you click on enhancements, you’re able to apply some like smoothness, the size of your eyes, and even the shape of your face!

How to Share Your TikTok Live

This is a really convenient way to spread the reach of your TikTok lives. You can share them! Before you actually go live, you can click the share icon and then choose whereever you would like to share your live stream to!

TikTok Live Settings

There are a few additional TikTok live settings that you are able to set. If you click on the settings gear icon, here you’ll be able to choose if you want to have comments turned on or off and if you would like to receive gifts or not. 

Now that you know how to go live on TikTok, get after it! Live streaming is such a fun tool and a great way to talk to your audience and answer their questions. If you’d like to continue your TikTok marketing journey and really explode your account in 2021 and beyond, you can read this article on my top 10 TikTok growth strategies or watch the video below.