What Does Sending Likes on TikTok Live Do? (See What Like Do)

Timothy Iyekowa
Timothy Iyekowa - Writer & Editor
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TikTok Live sessions are quite common these days. You may randomly chance upon a TikTok Live or two as you scroll through your “For You Page”. 

While watching a Live session, there are several actions you can take such as gifting, liking, or commenting on the live video.

Have you ever wondered exactly what happened when you send likes on a TikTok Live session? This is the right article for you then.

In this article, you are going to learn what happens when you send likes on TikTok Live. You are also going to learn how to send likes on TikTok Live.

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What Does Sending Likes On TikTok Live Do?

First of all, sending likes on TikTok shows your appreciation for the live streamer’s content.

It gives instant gratification to the streamer and makes them feel appreciated.

With TikTok’s Live stream feature which allows users to send an unlimited number of likes, Live streamers on TikTok can know the significance of their Live streams and how well appreciated it is by their viewers.

Sending likes on a TikTok Live stream shows that you like what you’re watching and you want more of it.

This is very important feedback for Live streamers, as they look at viewer behavior to be able to improve their content and continue giving their best.

Sending a huge number of likes in a particular livestream also affects the TikTok algorithm.

TikTok’s algorithm pushes more of the Live streamer’s content unto your “For You Page” (FYP)  when there are a lot of likes or activity during a live stream session.

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How To Send Likes On A TikTok Live

As mentioned earlier, there are a lot of actions you can take while watching a TikTok Live session.

You can gift the Live streamer with virtual money known as TikTok coins which they can convert to real money.

You can share your thoughts about the Live stream through the comment section. And finally, you can show your appreciation for the Live stream by sending unlimited likes.

To send a like on a Live stream session you are viewing, all you need to do is double-tap the screen.

This action is followed by a heart icon which appears momentarily in the middle of the screen.

Unlike the For You Page, TikTok Live does not have a button that you can tap to send a like.

The interesting thing about sending a like is that you can send an unlimited number of likes at any point in time in the live stream.

There are no restrictions as to how fast or how often you can send a like.

One thing you must note is that the Live streamer cannot see who sends likes to them on their Live streams.

You can of course claim ownership of your likes by sending a comment Identifying who you are.


Live Streaming is an important feature of TikTok as it allows content creators on TikTok to interact with their followers and viewers. It helps build connectivity among users of the TikTok community.

While watching a TikTok Live session, you can send likes to show your appreciation.

You can send an unlimited number of likes at whatever rate you like without any restrictions.

To send a like during a TikTok live session,  double-tap the screen while the TikTok Live is still in session.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is TikTok Live?

TikTok live is a feature on TikTok that allows creators to interact with their followers or viewers in real-time.

A live session cannot be saved or archived on TikTok live. Once the live session ends, that is indeed the end. You must have at least a thousand followers before you can do a TikTok live.

How to like Tik Tok Live

Double-tap the screen to send a like while watching a TikTok live session.

What is the purpose of streaming Live?

Streaming live helps creators to connect and interact with their followers. It also helps grow the creator’s content.

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By Timothy Iyekowa Writer & Editor
As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at Techvocast.com since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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