TikTok on Tuesday, announced new policies, updates and features aimed at providing content creators with the finest user experience as they forge meaningful connections and share a window into their lives with a global community.
This according to the social media platform is part of its plan to be the home for a diverse global ecosystem of people and culture driving entertaining content and fostering connections.
“These new features are aimed at helping both new starters looking to try out a new feature as well as established creators to explore different aspects of the Live experience. One of the new features is the multi-guest live feature that allows creators to foster meaningful conversations with a diverse audience,” its statement read.
TikTok further revealed that with the multi-guest feature, hosts can now go LIVE with up to 5 guests.
“Through the multi-guest feature, hosts can now go LIVE with up to 5 guests using a grid or panel layout, keeping audiences engaged as they respond to questions, host how-to videos, or simply share a moment together with the community.
It also added that safety reminders will be introduced for LIVE creators in other to maintain safety on the platform.
“Also, to ensure a high level of safety on the platform, people must be aged 16 or over to host a LIVE. From November 23, the minimum age will increase from 16 to 18. As we consider the breadth of our global audience, we already take a graduated approach to the features that our community can access based on their age; younger teens need to be aged 16 or older to access Direct Messaging and 18 or older to send virtual gifts or access monetisation features.
“In keeping with the goal to maintain safety on the platform, safety reminders will be introduced for LIVE creators. To help creators focus on entertaining and engaging their viewers, LIVE creators can already use our keyword filtering tool to limit comments they feel aren’t appropriate. In the coming weeks, TikTok will be rolling out an updated version of this feature that will send a reminder to people and suggest new keywords they may want to consider adding to their filter list.