Very soon launch of TikTok Live subscriptions
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(Pocket-lint) – According to its own announcement, TikTok will launch a new beta feature very soon: Live Subscription. The system will allow fans to pay to subscribe to a creator in order to get exclusive access and cosmetics.
The system will be familiar to anyone who has watched or streamed on Twitch, as it is very similar to that platform’s subscriptions.
The announcement was made by TikTok’s Live Creator page here, and the feature is set to start rolling out from May 26, meaning there’s not much time left before it’s live for some. users.
Subscribers will get access to new emoticons and badges, as well as a subscribers-only chat, which might be a little less chaotic than the public comment streams below videos from popular creators.
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From a creator’s perspective, this also means the possibility of an alternative source of revenue to sponsorships and promotions, a welcome addition given the scale TikTok has grown.
It’s not yet known how much of the monthly subscriptions TikTok will take before releasing the money to creators, but the plans will apparently start at $4.99 per month and go up to $24.99. Subscriptions will only be available to creators with at least 1,000 followers.
The change comes at a time when TikTok is also rumored to be exploring the possibility of hosting mini-games in its app, a change that could also diversify how users spend their time when scrolling through their page. you.
Written by Max Freeman-Mills.