The reason that you can’t go live on TikTok is probably because you don’t have enough followers or maybe you are under 16.

There are some rules and regulations that you must meet in order to be able to use all TikTok’s features. In this case, there are 2 rules that you should consider if you want to go live on TikTok. Let’s see what those rules are.

Rule 1. You should be at least 16 or above

Put simply, TikTok will not allow its users to go live if they are not 16 or above. So keep that in mind. If you are not 16 there are some hacks and tricks you can use.

Rule 2.  You should have at least 1K followers

If the number of your followers is less than 1K, then again you can’t go live on TT. So keep that in mind as well.

How to go live on TikTok?

Now if you are 16 or above and also you have 1K followers, then I’ll walk you through some very simple steps to go live. So let’s dive right in!

  • Open your TT and hit the plus icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Now hit the Live option. If you are not qualified to go live, this option will not pop up.
  • Now that you hit the Live option, go ahead and hit Go Live, and voila!

What to do if you are qualified to go live, but can’t?

You may have 1,000 followers or above and you are let’s say 18, yet you can’t go live or the live option is not there. If this is the case, I’ll show you how to fix it.

  1. Open your TT and hit the hamburger icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.
  2. Then hit Settings and Privacy.
  3. Scroll down to where it says Report a problem and hit it.
  4. Now hit the option which says I can’t start a LIVE.
  5. Then a window will pop up asking if your problem is solved. Go ahead and hit No.
  6. Hit Need more help?
  7. Now talk about your problem to the point and hit Done and then hit Report.


The problem that you can’t go live is probably because you are not eligible. However, if you are eligible and still have the problem I’ve shown you how to fix that. I have also provided some good information related to the issue that you can’t go live and I hope you have found the information in this short article useful.


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