TikTok Testing Out a Feature Whereby Viewers Can Give Tips to Creators

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Tik Tok could soon become profitable to the “masses”, and I’m not talking about ad revenue.

TikTok creator Jera.bean just disclosed an utter revelation to the public: A tips feature, which would allow viewers to tip creators.

Though it remains a selective feature for now, it could just become a massive game changer for this industry.

TikTok Testing Out a Feature Whereby Viewers Can Give Tips to Creators

In a 0:24 clip, TikTok creator Jera.bean shared a new feature with her audience: a tips option.

Situated under the Creator Next segment, the feature is only permissible for those with at least 100,000 followers. They must also meet the stipulated age requirement.

In addition, creators must have a good standing, and must comply with community guidelines as well as relevant terms and criteria.

The tips received will also be “wholesome” in nature. Apparently, TikTok will not be taking a share of profits (at least for now).

“Tips let viewers fund your creativity and show their support by sending you payments,” a snippet of the video unveiled. “Tips will go directly to you and no money will go to Tik Tok.”

It should be noted, however, that an application process is required.

You can view the video down below:

@jera.bean

TIKTOK NEWS AND UPDATES: new feature… TIPS 🤑 #tiktokfeature #tiktoknewfeatures #tiktoknewfeaturs #tiktokupdate #tiktokupdates202

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Follow-up

The creator would go on to unveil a follow-up video, in which she provides further updates on the affiliated feature.

Once approved, a tips link will be attached to the profile of an eligible creator, which a viewer can click on to give tips.

Viewers can then select from four tipping options:

  • USD$5 (SGD$6.72)
  • USD$10 (SGD$13.44)
  • USD$15 (SGD$20.16)
  • Custom

A minimum of USD$1 (SGD$1.34) is required. These rates may, however, differ in other countries.

There’s also an anonymous option, which allows anonymity when tipping.


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@jera.bean

✨TIKTOK NEWS AND UPDATES✨ the TIP feature: more info! #tiktokupdates2021 #tiktokupdates #tiktoknewfeature

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It should also be noted that users have to be 18 years or older to send tips. They don’t, however, have to follow a specific account in order to tip it.

The tips feature is currently being tested on a limited basis, and does not appear to be available here in Singapore just yet.

A quick check on Mingweirocks, a top TikToker here in Singapore with 20.8 million followers, has revealed the absence of a tips feature on his profile page.

But if things go smoothly, tips could soon become a widespread reality.

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