Tik Tok Live: how and who can use it

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Martí Micolau
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The transformation of Musical.ly Ink - invented in China in 2014 - and now available on the Apple and Android store as the Tik Tok app, has allowed to enrich the functions available to users, giving the decisive push to scale the ranking of the most popular social networks.

The growth numbers are dizzying both as regards the daily downloads of the application and, more importantly, as regards the number of active users: they are estimated at over 12 million, the videos published daily from all over the world and in all languages. You discover how to do live sessions on Tik Tok, to make this fun app even better.



How to live on Tik Tok in 4 steps

Among the latest features of the application there is also the function that allows you to create live videos, without the need to download other apps but simply using the official one. For tik tokers, the Tik Tok Live it is a real positive revolution that allows you to make the most of all the potential of the social network of the moment. So let's see how to do live on Tik Tok to have fun with this application and, why not, get more followers. The steps to follow to live on Tik Tok are very few and very simple. A no-brainer for the more experienced tik tokers as well as for the novice ones.

  • Enter the Tik Tok app on your smartphone and access your homepage.
  • At the bottom of the screen you will find a cross sign (+). Click on it to open the camera with two possible options "video" or "live".
  • Choose the option "live", but before starting, follow some useful tips to increase the possible views. Think about the purpose of your video and decide on a title that is captivating and persuasive, accompanied by a caption that is possibly in line with the trend topics of the moment or with some challenge in vogue in the community. Also make sure that you don't use any of the forbidden words in the caption, that is, words that are deemed to catch like - like "follow", "donation" etc. - which would block the start of the live on Tik Tok.
  • Click on Go Live.

Live on Tik Tok: who can do them?

This last paragraph will perhaps disappoint some expectations: for direct streaming on Tik Tok it is necessary to be a tik toker already quite popular, because this feature is currently reserved only for users who have more than 1000 followers. The developers, also based on the success of the live shows on Tik Tok, could however in the near future decide to open up to greater usability. In case, the instructions on how to do live on Tik Tok will be useful to all those who want to try their hand at this challenging feature.



How does Tik Tok work and why is it so successful?

If you are still not part of the tik tokers with over 1000 followers and you cannot direct on Tik Tok, you can still try your hand at all the other features: those that have allowed the Tik Tok app to become the platform in a short time. hottest of the moment, beloved by teenagers and beyond. On the social network there are also well-known faces in the world of influencers, as well as television and sports characters.

The success is essentially due to the ease of use and the possibility, open to all, to get involved with creativity and improvise performers. Thus transforming the prophecy of Andy Warhol: "In the future, each of us can be famous for 15 minutes". Only that the 15 minutes of fame prophesied by the genius of Pop Art become barely in the world of social media 15 seconds, that is the maximum time of the videos that can be made on the Tik Tok platform.


Movies can be accompanied by effects and music which make them fun and captivating, as long as users are willing to play with fantasy and technology. For example by choosing filters that allow you to alter the image and change the speed of execution of the movie. While the winning mechanism of followers, likes with hearts and shares is the same as that of other more 'seasoned' social networks, such as Tik Tok's 'grandfather', Facebook and 'older brother', Instagram.


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