How to Watch TikTok Live

A TikTok Live provides users with a direct link to their favourite creators, able to send comments and messages in…

A TikTok Live provides users with a direct link to their favourite creators, able to send comments and messages in real time, share gifts, and ask questions for the creator to answer.

TikTok Lives can cover a wide range of content and will often bridge Q&A sessions with demonstrations, catch-ups, collaborations, and more.

But how do you watch or tune into a TikTok Live?

What Is a TikTok Live?

TikTok Live’s can be hosted by creators with upwards of 1,000 followers.

They are unedited and tend to be unscripted, creating more authentic interactions between creators and their fans and followers.

What’s more, TikTok Lives are infinitely more dynamic and exciting than classic TikTok posts, especially for followers – as their comments are acknowledged and responded to in real time.

In short, a TikTok Live embraces all the things that users love about TikTok as an app – creating a sociable and interactive experience for users.

Here’s how to watch TikTok Live.

Finding Live Streams to Watch

If you’re looking to engage with some Live content but don’t have anything specific that you’re searching for, then you can unlock current Live streams with the ‘TikTok Live’ button on your homepage feed.

Located in the top left hand corner of the screen when you open your app, clicking on this button will take you directly into a Live Stream that’s happening right now.

Scroll up to move onto the next video, until you find one that you want to stay and watch.

Watching a Specific Creator’s Live

Most creators, especially those looking to build a community and increase engagement, will market their Live streams ahead of time.

By letting their followers know when to tune into a Live, they maximise the possibility of people tuning in and getting involved.

If you know a Live is happening at a certain time, you can tune in through the creator’s profile page.

You can also view Live’s by trending topics through your Inbox, or filter Live Streams and other content through the ‘Following’ tab at the top of your feed.

We hope this helps! Live streams offer an opportunity to get up close and personal with your favourite creators, showing them support and helping to boost their visibility on the platform.