How to Go Live on TikTok without 1000 Followers?

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How to Go Live on TikTok without 1000 Followers

In this day and age, everyone knows what TikTok is. It is an engaging short-video creating app where a moment is enough to capture your attention. Other than entertaining videos like jokes, tricks, pranks, and TikTok trends of 15 seconds to 3 minutes, one way to catch attention is to go live.

Even though going live can not only be fun but also be a way to interact and connect with the viewers on the spot, TikTok has certain regulations that do not allow this. Even though you can make a TikTok account if you are 13 years old, you need to at least be 16 years of age to go live.

You also need 1000 followers to have a live feature enabled in your account. Then what about the small TikTok accounts that want to monetize themselves but just can’t?

For that matter, there seems to be a way to go live on TikTok without 1000 followers. Keep on reading to find out what to do it.

How to Go Live on TikTok without 1000 Followers?

You do this by claiming that you can’t go live anymore.

This is one hack you can use which may or may not work, but trying these steps have worked out for a lot of people out there. To see that for yourself you’ll have to:

1. Open the TikTok app and go to Profile.

How to Go Live on TikTok without 1000 Followers

2. Click the menu icon and press Settings and privacy.

How to Go Live on TikTok without 1000 Followers

3. Click Report a problem and press “I can’t start a LIVE”.

Go to Report a Problem and I can't start a LIVE on TikTok

4. Tap No for the question “Is your problem resolved”.

Tap No for the question “Is your problem resolved”

5. Go to “Need more help?”

Go to “Need more help?”

6. Type your feedback as if you cannot start a live broadcast that you previously could and press Report.

Eg: “I cannot start a live broadcast anymore. Looks like a glitch. Can you check into it?
Type your feedback and press Report
Their response is something like this until your feedback gets reviewed:
Final notification before you receive a feedback from TikTok

Note: It takes a maximum of 3 business days for you to get your answer if the live feature will be granted to you or not.

Requirements to go live on tiktok

Then what is the straightforward way to be able to go live on TikTok? These are the requirements you need to be able to go live on TikTok:

  • You must be 16 years old
  • Your account needs 1000 followers

How to go live on TikTok?

Now, if you can finally go live after all this hassle, all you need to do is tap the Create icon which looks like a + sign on the bottom of your screen. Swipe and find the LIVE button when you try to make a TikTok video.

Then just type the name of the live stream, pick an image and go live. And when you are done, just press the X button to end your TikTok live stream. Your followers will receive a notification when you went live, so if you didn’t make an announcement before, you don’t have to worry.


Is this way legal?

Technically, yes. You will either be granted access to go live, or you won’t be.

Do you guarantee it works?

For some people, it has, for some it hasn’t. So, this information comes with a disclaimer. It is worth a shot.

What will happen if I try to report the problem many times?

Your account might be suspended.


Going live on TikTok without 1000 followers even though doesn’t have a direct way is plausible with a hack. Going live could mean fun and more than that it can be a way to connect and talk directly to the viewers to build engagement. So, it is worth one try at least.

Let us know in the comments if this worked out for you.

Also, let us know if you use TikTok just for fun, or will you be planning to go live?

Do not forget that user engagement is the main ingredient for your online success.

We wish you luck.

Also Read:

How to Remove Phone Number from TikTok?

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