It’s no secret that live streaming apps are taking over the internet. Twitch has been a popular platform for gamers to stream their gameplay but TikTok is quickly catching up and it doesn’t seem like they’re slowing down anytime soon.
In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about how to start streaming on TikTok from what you’ll need, how it differs from twitch and some best practices!
What is TikTok and how does it work?
TikTok is a social media app where users can create short video clips and share them with their followers. The idea of the videos are to keep it lighthearted, funny or just about anything you want. So if you’re looking for an all-purpose social media platform to post your latest beauty DIYs, TikTok could be the place for you!
To get started on TikTok, start by downloading the app from Google Play Store or App Store. Once inside the application tap “Sign Up” in order to create an account that will give you access to mobile features such as live streaming (you’ll need this later).
Basic features of the app?
TikTok’s main features are the ability to watch and create short videos of up to 15 seconds, share these clips with followers through social media or privately message them. The app has a newsfeed that shows popular clips from other users around you in addition to some trends on what people are watching at the time.
How is it different than Twitch?
While TikTok can be used similarly as Twitch (both platforms allow for live streaming), one major difference between the two apps is that while Twitch mainly focuses on gaming content, TikTok is more widely known for its artsy and creative side. So if you’re looking for an all-purpose social media platform where your creativity will shine, then TikTok could be perfect!
How to stream on TikTok?
To start livestreaming on TikTok, simply tap the camera button in the top right corner of your screen and select “Start Broadcast”
What are some best practices?
- Be on-brand. The app encourages users to create clips that then become their own personal brand or style. Create a unique username for yourself so you can be easily found among other TikTokers!
- Keep it short: 15 seconds is all you need as long as what you’re sharing is timely, relevant and creative
- Share these clips with followers through social media
- Get excited about being able to share live content with those who follow your account; instead of just using it like any other video streaming platform where everything is archived indefinitely
Common problems While Going Live On TikTok?
Some users have experienced a bug where their videos were “deleted” and then they couldn’t figure out how to go back live; It’s important to have patience as this is an app that’s still in the process of being optimized.
First-time users may also experience some difficulties with finding friends on TikTok since it uses your phone contacts, not Facebook or other networks. Be patient and give yourself time: you’ll most likely find people who are interested in chatting about topics related to what you’re streaming!