How To Go Live On TikTok In 2019 Version Of The App?

Tik Tok (formerly known as has become an internet sensation throughout the globe. It all started with dub-smash videos and lip syncs, but now, surprisingly, Tik Tok is considered as a prominent “content creator” app. Though my personal opinion on that matter is a bit different, nevertheless, Tik Tok has been downloaded approximately 800 million times worldwide and has also gnarred the attention of famous celebrities as well. Being under continuous development, Tik Tok developers have added numerous features to the app, and one of these recent developments was the Go Live button. But, there are speculations that you can’t Go Live on Tik Tok without 1000 fans or followers of your account.

Well, we’ll answer all these doubts on this blog. Let’s break down the Go Live feature on Tik Tok and learn how you can go live on Tik Tok in 2019 version of the app. Plus, let’s clear your doubt on whether you can go live on Tik Tok without 1000 fans.

What is Tik Tok Go Live Feature?

Going live is one of the stunts pulled by celebrities, bloggers, influencers to gain more attention of fans and followers on their social media handles. Going Live feature on Tik Tok allows account holders to make live, real-time videos of short lengths and update their day-to-day activities on Tik Tok and engage their followers in their daily lives. This generates followers’ interest in peeping into their favorite influencers’ life in real-time. This eventually generates more likes, searches, and followers; and then, in the end, followers share these activities to create a perfect Tik Tok live session. In the case of celebrities, a lot of is taken care of by the media and paparazzi, making those influencers household names. 

But, that won’t suffice for long. Content in itself plays a significant role, especially these days, when everyone is trying to come up with something new. So, if you’re looking to get famous by just going live on Tik Tok in 2019, a time vastly running on space-age internet, you would need some sensible and impactful content as well. 

How To Go Live On Tik Tok 2019?

If you’ve updated Tik Tok to its latest version, then you can use the Go Live feature without hassle. To Go Live on Tik Tok in 2019 version of the app is as easy as making a regular video on Tik Tok. Just follow these steps and make a nice live video of yourself on Tik Tok:

Step 1: Open Tik Tok App on your Android Phone or iPhone

Step 2: The first page is always your news feed, or say the content feed. There is a [+] sign in the bottom centre of the screen. Tap that. 

Step 3: Here, you’d find an option that would say Go Live beside the original record button in the centre. 

All you need to do is tap on Go Live button, and you’ll be on to put whatever content you want to post for your fans in real-time. That’s how you Go Live on Tik Tok in 2019’s latest version of the app. 

How To End Live Session On Tik Tok?

That’s not a big deal. Once you’ve successfully gone live on Tik Tok, you can end your session just by tapping a symbol on the top-right corner of the screen. You’ll be asked to confirm whether you want to end the live session. Tap confirm, and your live session would end. 

Can You Go Live on Tik Tok Without 1000 Fans?

Unfortunately, the official answer to that query would be no. The Go Live feature on Tik Tok isn’t available for users whose total fan count is anywhere less than 1000. This decision of developers is probably a good one. Allowing Go Live feature to all users would make a hefty load amount of live content on Tik Tok servers. Maybe they wish to test the feature with rather genuine and regular users before rolling out the feature for all users, or perhaps they won’t ever change the eligibility criteria. 

Image Source: New York Times

Another reason could be to avoid useless and harmful hate content in Live format on Tik Tok. There is no lack of such content on Tik Tok or any other content sharing platform. The infamous live-stream of the Christchurch mosque terrorist attack on Facebook is the most brutal incident of misusing Go Live feature. 

It might sound unfair that you cannot go live on Tik Tok in 2019 app version. But it’s probably for the best. However, if you still want to use this feature so eagerly, you can always have it by gathering 1k fans on your Tik Tok account. And if you don’t have so many friends, you may use a hack to make some.

How to Go Live on Tik Tok Without 1000 Fans using Hacks?

Well, calling it a hack would be a bit inappropriate, but yes it is like making an entrance from the backdoor. Some platforms are willing to give you new fans (or fake followers probably) if you’re willing to pay. The pricing differs per the number of fans you want to add. Plus, there is a separate plan to get additional likes on your Tik Tok posts. So, if you are unable to go live on Tik Tok even in 2019, then you may seek this option. However, you must take note. Tik Tok has had its fair share of controversies and has been banned for improper usage, hate content, and other censorship reasons in various locations. And in response, Tik Tok has started surveillance over accounts within any ingenuine activity. So, you should gather 1K fans without going for hacks, else who knows you may get banned from the platform entirely. 

So, now you’ve learnt how to go live on Tik Tok and post content in real-time for your fans. Unfortunately, the only way to do that is to gather 1k fans. As stated already, it’s better you take your time to gather these fans and then go live on Tik Tok officially. If you are still in for using hacks to gather followers, you’rea at your own risk. 

Note: As the app is of Chinese’s origin, it may not be available in India, because the Indian government has banned some of the Chinese apps


It has been reported by various users that they haven’t been able to go live on Tik Tok despite reaching thousands of followers. Tik Tok representatives claim that the feature is in the testing phase and they haven’t rolled it out to all the accounts yet. Plus, Tik Tok is also refraining from rolling out the Go Live feature to accounts that are not producing creative content. The Go Live feature allows users to earn money through donations and Tik Tok probably wants to be careful before allowing every account holder to use it. In case you can’t Go Live on Tik Tok despite creative content, you can always contact its support team. However, they have stated that they are slowly rolling it out and you may get it in the future.


  • comment_avtar
    I have 70k followers and I already updated my Tiktok account but still don’t have go live feature

    4 years ago
    • comment_avtar
      Abhishek Sharma
      Hello. The 1000 fans mark is a minimum threshold to use that feature. However, Tik Tok has not rolled out the Go Live feature to every account holder, claiming that it’s still in testing phase. We have updated our blog post with detailed info on the matter.

      4 years ago
  • comment_avtar
    Hello.the 5k fans mark is a minimum Threshold to use thatrolled out the Go Live feature to every account holder, claiming that it’s still in testing phase. We have updated our blog post with detailed info on the matter.

    4 years ago
  • comment_avtar
    Hitendrakumar vasava
    Dear tiktok teem. I have covered 2900+ fans on tiktok. My ID is @hitu_011 . I haven’t get live option yet. Pls enable my live option as soon as possible. My fans are eager to see my live. I hope you will listen to my problem and, surely soon you will enable my live option. Yours thankfully @hitu_011

    4 years ago

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