How to Watch Live Videos on TikTok


TikTok is all the rage when it comes to social media platforms. As with all platforms, TikTok allows users to go Live, which is a great way to connect with others. If you’re new to the platform, you may be wondering how to watch live videos on TikTok.

The answer, is simple!

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TikTok Live Videos

First, we feel it is prudent to mention that TikTok Live videos differ a bit from other platforms. With Facebook and Instagram, you can go Live at any time. However, with TikTok, things are slightly different. In order to go Live on TikTok, you must;

  1. Have at least 1,000 followers
  2. Be 16 years or older

There are however, no restrictions on watching Live videos. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s move on to how to watch Live videos on TikTok!

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How to watch Live videos on TikTok

Are you over 16 and have at least 1,000 followers? Are you now looking to start going Live on TikTok? It might be wise to check out some other Live videos on TikTok to get inspired!

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The steps to watch Live videos on TikTok are easy enough;

  1. Log in to your TikTok account and open the App
  2. Tap the ‘Inbox’ button at the bottom of your screen
  3. When the page opens, tap the Watch button next to the ‘Top Lives’ tab at the top of the screen
  4. Scroll up for the next video
  5. Tap the ‘Explore More’ button for a list of other users Live on TikTok

This method will showcase the top Live videos from your region, from a plethora of content creators. However, if you’re looking for specific Live videos from your followers, that too is simple!

  1. Tap the ‘Home’ button at the bottom of your screen
  2. Tap on the ‘Following’ tab at the top of the screen
  3. Find a specific follower you’re looking for (or all of them if you’ve got the time)
  4. If they’re going Live, tap on their profile picture which will clearly show them being Live

The only time this won’t work is if you’re not following anyone OR no one on your list is currently Live.

Can you watch old Live videos on TikTok?

In short – no. Unfortunately, TikTok does not allow users to watch older streamed Live videos as on Facebook. Once a Live stream ends, it’s gone for good, so make sure to catch them in the moment!


TikTok Live videos are a great way to make your content feel more personal to users. You can feel as if you really connect with those you follow, or those that follow you.

If you want to be notified when your favorite TikTok creator goes Live, follow them! If you’re not following a Creator, you won’t get notified when they go online, and you may miss their Live stream for good.

Now that you’re all caught up, it may be time to post your own TikTok videos! Did you know you can use Eklipse, our A.I tool, to help you post videos to TikTok? Find out how!

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