Smartphones and the advanced camera tech that they have these days make it possible to broadcast live. Live broadcasting your day can be done on all major social media platforms.
TikTok’s Live feature allows you to interact with other users and followers by taking photos and uploading them while you are doing it. Live allows creators to host with friends and other creators. They can also use Live to interact with fans to build deeper relationships and a bigger following. You have better chances to gain new followers if Live Streams are included in ‘For You.’
Who can go live on TikTok
These are the conditions that you must meet in order to be able to go live on TikTok
- To start a TikTok Live session, you must be at least 16 years old.
- To create TikTok live videos, you must have over 1,000 followers
- Optional: To earn gift points during live sessions, you must be at least 18
Are you able to join another person’s Live on TikTok account?
You can join a Live session on TikTok with someone you know or another TikTok creator to create content. The above requirements are applicable to both accounts (you as well as your co-host), since the co-host must also be ‘Live” on TikTok.
How to request TikTok Live
After you have created a live session in your TikTok account, you can invite another person to be your co-host on your TikTokLive. To do this, open TikTok on your smartphone and tap the “+” button at the bottom.
Once the camera view opens, swipe through all the options under the Record button to select the “Live” option.
Next, click on the “Go Live” button to begin your TikTok Live session.
You are the only person whose live stream is visible to your followers when you go live. Tap the Infinity icon in the lower left corner of your Live screen to invite friends and other creators.
The popup will show you a list with people you might like to invite. It is divided into two sections: Friends broadcasting live and Suggested hosts.
Friends broadcasting live: These people are the ones you mutually follow on TikTok.
Suggested hosts are users who broadcast Live from their accounts, and share the same interests or audiences.
You can view all Live sessions, see how many are watching them, and then choose who to invite as your Live host.
After you have decided who you want to invite, tap the “Invite” button next to their name.
Invite someone to TikTokLive. They will have 20 seconds to accept the invitation. You can also see a countdown clock inside the “Invited” button.
You will receive a message if the other person accepts your invitation. “Joined” (see screenshot below), and both your Live sessions and both sets will be combined immediately and both sets will be able view it.
You should receive a notification at top informing you that an invitation was not accepted.
Are you able to send requests for someone to join your TikTok Live?
Both yes and no
Why yes? Because the Dual Live feature requires that both hosts be Live on TikTok simultaneously, you can send requests to join any TikTok Live host as long as your hosting one.
Why no? If your goal is to join someone’s TikTok Live, but you don’t want to host one yourself or meet all the requirements (more then 1000 followers and at minimum 16 years old), there’s no way to do so.
TikTok Live: How to join another person’s TikTok Live group
To be eligible to join another TikTok Live, you must host your own TikTok Live. Follow these steps to get Live on TikTok using your account.
- Open the TikTok App on your smartphone and tap the “+” button at the bottom.
- Slide through the options on the camera screen and click the Record button to select ‘Live.
- Next, click on the “Go Live” button to begin your TikTok Live session. Only your camera feed will be visible to your followers when you go live.
You can request an invitation from someone you know by letting them know that you are now Live on TikTok.
You should be able see the invite for their TikTokLive session for 20 seconds before it disappears. To join their Live session, you will need to accept the invitation within this time frame.
If you fail to accept the invitation within 20 seconds, then the other person will need a second request.
If it was not obvious, you can invite someone to join your TikTok Live.
TikTok Live can be viewed by both you and your co-hosts. This means that you can join my Live session if you are also a part of mine.
This is all you need to know about joining another’s TikTok Live.