How To Go Live On Tik Tok New Update

Posted by on or now known as Tik Tok is a social media platform which has taken the world on a storm. Launched in 2014, it has crossed the milestone of reaching over 200 million registered users worldwide. And is still keep on growing each and every day.

For the uninitiated, Tik Tok/ is a video social networking app for video creation, messaging, and live broadcasting with fans or followers. It has earned tremendous popularity among young grassroots content writers. Because this app not only let them do lip syncing on music videos but also gives freedom to create their own content. Be it dancing, acting, drama, comedy or any other genre it as all welcomed on the platform.

How To Go Live On Tik Tok New Update

Earlier this year of 2018, the popular app was rebranded as Tik Tok and it has brought some significant changes. There are a number of added features and effects which were not there before. Also, the interface of the platform has drastically changed and turned it into something totally new and stunning.

But with all these changes seen this year, one drastic change has also occurred in the user’s life. As before getting transformed scraped its standalone streaming app in 2018. Launched in July 2016, during VidCon, was an app which helped users to go live on the platform to communicate with their fans worldwide.

But there is nothing to worry because the company just merged’s standalone application into the mainline Tik Tok/ application. According to TechCrunch, “The majority of live stream viewership was already taking place on’s main app. So it made sense for the company. To consolidate the live video alongside the other short, lip sync videos is known for.” Because of which the app is removed from Google Play and App Store.

How To Go Live On Tik Tok New Update:

  1. Go to the Tik Tok – including app.
  2. Click on the add button from the bottom of the screen.
  3. After your video screen has been opened click on “Live” which will be aside to your recording button.
  4. Then simply add a title which will let the other users know what this live stream is about.
  5. Click on “Go Live’ and your streaming will get started.

Note: You cannot add banned words in your title such as duet, follow, fan, bff, drama queen, donation etc. Try to go for some alternate words instead.

Note: Even after following the above steps if you are still unable to find the “Live” option then you need 1k fans to go live.

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Last updated: November 30, 2018

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Do I have to have any specific number of fans? Because it doesn’t work for me.

My TikTok is @jakeaarons

I really don’t think to go live on Tik Tok you need to have a specific number of fans. Try updating the app or if you are using any banned words in the title then change it with some alternate words.

I have 1.5k fans and do not have the live button

I am not able to live on tik tok

Hannah Sellars

I did just as the instructions says and there was no button to go live all there is is special effects I am VERY frustrated and not happy and I do have Tic toc including so I don’t understand at all why there is no button.

You might have been going on some audio to record because only in that case the “LIVE” option won’t be there. Don’t go on any song just click on the add button from the bottom and you will see beside your “Video” button, there will be the option of “Live”.

I have 320 fans and I’m able to go live I have 4000+ likes and almost 27.4k views but I can’t link my account to my paypal or bank help please I’m getting gifts but I can’t actually get them

Same I can not do a live but I have 123 followers and then 47 fans

Andrianna Suarez

I can’t find the button to go live

It wasn’t showing up. Do u need a specific amount of followers

You need 1k fans I think

I wonder if that is the reason because in here (India) you can go live even with 300 fans or less. So, might there will be some country wise restriction on the number of followers you require or some app glitch. As the above method are the only steps you can now go live on tik tok with.


It won’t show up for me and I have no song to do it with

It doesn’t show on my tik tok


How do you go live on til tok???

hi i love it

Thank you for reading 🙂

I can’t and I have 28 followers

You need 1k fans then it is mentioned in the post.

It won’t let me put a birthday or username and password when you are able to if u have any idea for a username and password please

I did what you said n there is no live option on the side of video….n I didn’t have it under any song! This is getting aggravating seriously….first it said I had to have a photo for live photo…I have two to choose from n it’s still not letting me so IDK…I give up on this

Some people say you don’t need 1k fans to go live i can’t go live on tiktok why I can’t go live

In India, you actually don’t need 1k fans to go live, but I guess at other countries 1k fans are compulsory. That’s why I have put a note in my article regarding this factor.

Where does your live go after you finish it?? Does it just disappear??? I just did a live and I can’t find it

Yes, it disappears, once you end your live.

Tiktok fan

Kruthika Savanth

Hey I have got 465 fans at Tiktok but also the live option. Is not showing y so

I’m from india…I have less fans less than 300 but I can’t go live.
Since I don’t have any live button ..

Do you need the lively app too go live?😔

I have 1237 fans and it doesn’t show a live opinion what do I do?

I see people constantly, with barely over 100 followers, going live, and I have over 100 and I can’t go live? Uhh

What are the Gifs for in the lives??

Not able to live stream although i have 1.5k likes

My friend psychoticrobyn she told me that the live feature is in beta testing.. And it’s given randomly to anyone.. I seen one person go live with less than 100 fans.videos. followers.. And hearts..

It doesn’t show go live for me my account is @alexkite9867

hey I don’t have the button to go live.. I am from India..

Audrey_and _Dana

I do not see any live bUpton next to the recording button

I tried so many times to go live… But there is no live option found in the screen…
What to do….

Although i have 100 fans i unable to go live..I m an indian, from kerala

Hi How can We see End Live Video????

I have over 560 fans and 1.4k likes but it won’t work i am soo mad

Why do you NEED TO HAVE 1k fans to go live like that is getting me ANNOYED AND I WANT TIKTOK TO CHANGE IT BECAUSE ITS NOT FAIR!!!!!

Hi I have 7,000 fans and had live TIL a few days ago . The button has now disappeared!!! Soooo frustrating
Anyone have any ideas ???

Hi I have 3k and before I could go LIVE And now the button disappeared!!!!! It’s sooooo frustration please help!

Im a suppose to have 7000 fans to do a live

Im i suppose to have 7000 fans to do live?

Ive reloaded the app so many times and there is no live button next to video when i click on the add button. Im not on any songs and its really frustrating.

Ok I need to go live get fans and likes

Um I tried I updated it but it still won’t work why like I can’t do it at all I’m so mad ugh

I don’t hve live option in TikTok

I told me to do that but IS NOT THERE

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