How to do a duo live on TikTok

TikTok (Android | iOS | Web) is an app for sharing fun videos between users, who in turn can upload pre-recorded content or start a live stream with someone else. That way, you can get closer to your followers and increase engagement.

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Starting a duo live on TikTok is pretty simple. And that’s what we’re going to teach you next.

Duo Lives on TikTok

While the live streaming feature has been around for a long time on TikTok, the ability to share the video with a friend or follower still depends on some minimum requirements.

The first of them, and which, curiously, is not reported by TikTok, is that only accounts with at least 5,000 followers can use the double live function. Therefore, not everyone will be able to broadcast in real time.

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In fact, individual lives are only available for profiles that have at least 1,000 followers — with a few exceptions where the account reaches 500 followers.

It is worth noting that Instagram, which for months has been concentrating much of its efforts on fighting TikTok, does not impose any restrictions on the lives feature. That is, any user, regardless of the number of followers, can open the camera and go live at any time.

How to do a duo live on TikTok

Make sure your TikTok account meets the above minimum requirements and follow the instructions below.

Step 1: open TikTok and on the home page tap the “+” button at the bottom center of the screen.

Step 2: still at the bottom, drag to the right and go to the “LIVE” option.

Step 3: you can add a cover, caption and topic (subject) to your broadcast using the options at the top of the screen.

Step 4: select “Start LIVE”, to start the live.

Step 5: while the live is in progress, tap the infinity symbol (“∞”). The icon position may vary on the right or left, depending on your phone’s operating system version.

Step 6: select “Add Host”.

Step 7: you will see a list of other TikTok users, including your friends and suggestions made by the social network itself.

Find the person you want to invite to your live and, next to their name, tap “Invite”.

Step 8: the person on the other end will have 20 seconds to accept the invitation. When that happens, she will go live, starting the double broadcast.

Step 9: at the end of the broadcast, TikTok displays a summary with some statistics of the live, including how many people watched, new followers, among other information.

And ready! You have now learned how to do a duo live on TikTok. It is true that this limitation caused by the minimum number of followers can disrupt the production of content for many people. But I don’t doubt it’s a matter of time before TikTok drops so many requirements and expands the scope of the function to more people.

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