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Why Can’t I Go Live on TikTok – FIXED

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Points:

» You can’t go live on TikTok if your follower count is below 1000 or if you’re not 16 years old, as per the platform’s age requirements.
» You can increase your follower count, and ensure you meet the age criteria to unlock the ‘Live’ feature on TikTok.
» If you encounter issues, check for network problems or app bugs; otherwise, follow the steps: click the ‘+’ icon, select ‘Live’ from the menu, add effects and a title, then press ‘Go Live’ after meeting the follower and age criteria.

Why Can’t I Go Live on TikTok

There are many reasons for why you can’t go live on TikTok, let’s find those:

1. You have Less than 1000 Followers

There are some requirements to do that. You can request TikTok to allow you to live, but you need at least 1,000 followers to do so. You can also fill out a report to TikTok about the issue and TikTok will give you feedback within two or three days. If you have less than 1000 followers, you can join someone else’s Livestream. But you can not go for your own livestream. You have to reach the minimum limit of 1000 followers to go live.

Once you’re ready to go live on TikTok, you need to make sure you have 1000 followers. If you don’t have that number yet, you can always ask some friends to join a Livestream. You will have to wait until the person accepts your request. Once the host accepts your request, you will appear on their Livestream.

2. You are not 16 Years Old

If you are using TikTok, then you should know some of TikTok’s terms and conditions. To use TikTok, a user should have a minimum age of 13 and if you want to go live on TikTok, then the user’s age should be at least 16. If you have 1000 followers on TikTok but you are not at least 16 years old, then you can also not go live on TikTok.

3. Network Error

Sometimes you can not go live due to network issues. If your phone is connected to Wi-Fi and you are unable to go live on TikTok, then go to Settings and then go to WiFi, and turn it off. Sometimes there could be some glitch with wifi, so you can shift to mobile data. Turn on your mobile data and your phone will be connected to the cellular data network. Then try to send the picture again. If you are using mobile data and can not go live on TikTok, then shift to wifi and then try again. It could fix your problem.

4. Bugs in Apps

TikTok is a very popular app among users throughout the world and it has a huge fan base and users. As it is an application, it might have some glitches like the other apps have.

There could be several types of bugs in an app. TikTok also has some bugs because of which users can face difficulties using this app. This is a valid reason why you may not go live on TikTok. If you are facing this type of bug, then clear your cache and restart your app again.

How to Go Live on TikTok  

🔴 Steps To Follow:

If you are 16 years old and you have more than 1000 followers, then you can easily go live on TikTok. Use the following steps to go live on TikTok. 

Step 1: Open your TikTok application and log in to your account. 

Opne Tiktok app

Step 2: Then click on the ‘+’ icon and then go to the ‘Menu’ section.

Tiktok Account

Step 3: Now select ‘LIVE‘ from the ‘Menu’ section. 

TokTok LIVE from the Menu

Step 4: Before starting your ‘LIVE’, you can change the camera from front to rear or rear to front to preview the changes.

change the camera from front on TikTok

Step 5: There is a section called ‘Effects’. From this section, you can add effects to your live video. 

Step 6: On the right of your live screen you can see there is the ‘Settings’ option. Open it and turn on ‘Comments’. This feature will help you to receive messages from followers when you are ‘live’.

TikTok live Settings

Step 7: You can also add video titles to your live video. There is a title box in front of your live screen, you just have to write down something on it and set its position. 

Add video titles to your live video on TikTok

Step 8: After doing all of these things, just tap on the ‘GO LIVE’ option and start your ‘live’.   

TikTok live


How to Fix Issues to Go Live on TikTok:

There are several issues that need fixes to go live on TikTok:

1. Wait Till You Turn 16 Years Old

If your age does not match the age criteria of TikTok, then you should wait for some time till you turn 13. Your minimum age should be 13 to use TikTok, whereas if you want to live on TikTok then your age should be a minimum of 16. If you are not 16 years old, then you can not go live on TikTok. You have to wait till you turn 16. Until then, you can use TikTok as a normal user.

2. Have more followers than over 1000 people

If you have less than 1000 followers on TikTok, then you can not go live on TikTok. So you have to increase your followers to at least 1000. There are several techniques by which you can increase your followers on TikTok.

Firstly, to increase followers, you need good content as well as an audience base. You need a targeted audience base and user-generated content. You should be engaged with other TikTok creators and should use hashtags effectively. You should educate your followers about these things. Create and participate in TikTok challenges to get more followers and, last but not least, use the TikTok follower growth tool to increase your followers.

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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