It’s been a while since TikTok became one of the fastest-growing social media platforms. With some astonishing and some concerning developments, the app has still been able to keep its popularity among a wide range of people. If you are a new user of this app, consider this article as your guide to learn how to go live on TikTok. Some people are unaware that you can dodge the minimum follower’s requirement to go live by following a specific procedure. This article will help you go past that restriction.

Initially, it was thought of as just a childish forum that gave space to young people only, but with time many people from a diverse age group have come aboard. It has become a cultural phenomenon of sorts as the reach and users keep adding up. On that note, many users, new or old, are unaware of different loopholes you can utilize to work your way around the app. Such as the restriction of having a minimum of 1,000 followers for a user to be able to go live is one you can get past easily. Follow these steps to learn how to go live on TikTok:

If you are looking into this guide, that means you already have an account. Go to your account and click on ‘Me’.

On the top right corner, you will find an option with 3 dots as shown below, click on that.

You will reach a list of actions, on the bottom  of the list, find and click on ‘Report a problem’.

Under this, you will find another list of problems that are common. From this list, click on “I have an issue with live.” Now we’re moving forward.

This will further have a sub-section with live-hosting problems listed. Click on “I am a live host.”

Now it will list the problem you are concerned with. Find and click on “I cannot go live”.

At the end of this entire process, you will be taken to the final step before reporting. Read their excerpt on the problem and click ‘Submit’ from below the same page.

Finally, you will get a textbox to write whatever your complaint regarding the live is and what you’re facing. Type in your entire experience carefully, and hit ‘Send’ from the top right corner.

Usually, it doesn’t take very long until the support staff gets back to you about any issue you are facing. Using whatever contact information you have left with TikTok, the support staff will get back by resolving the issue and you will be able to go live in no time.

This was just a simple quick guide on how to go live on TikTok while having under 1000 followers. Many platforms have these different features that are advanced and require more engagement on behalf of your account. Instagram for example has this feature to add a link to your stories, only for users who have more than 10k followers. These restrictions bring the exclusive experience for accounts that have more engagement and are more invested in it.

Similarly in TikTok, it might help make people more engaged with the platform, create more content that would get them to achieve 1000 followers to avail the feature. As a creator, getting the feature is your way to access another way to reach your audience. Also as a creator looking towards monetizing your platform, audience engagement through such features adds a lot to your account’s overall experience. Since the genre and interest of topics on the platform are so refreshingly diverse, you can pick any of the things you are interested in, and choose to build an audience around it.

There are many ways you can monetize your TikTok account and use it to earn both direct and passive income, but that requires its own guide. For now, I hope this guide on how to go live on TikTok helped you out. Have fun captivating your audience.