There are rumors that TikTok will add a Tips feature, which will enable users to reward the creators of its endless supply of dog videos.
TechCrunch reported that TikTok’s new tipping option appeared in Jera Bean’s settings without much fanfare.
In a screenshot that was posted by Jera Bean, TikTok said that tips allow viewers to fund your creativity and show their support. You will receive tips directly from TikTok and no money will be sent to the company.
It is not possible for everyone to upload a tip jar on their TikTok page and wait for the money to roll in.
Among other requirements, accounts must be “in good standing,” follow TikTok’s Community Guidelines, and have at least 100,000 followers to qualify for tips.
A certain age is also required, so kids won’t be receiving cash from strangers for their dance challenges.
It is also noted that TikTok requires creators to comply with these criteria, so their tip-eligible status could be revoked if they fall below 100,000 followers or suddenly age like Benjamin Button.
Those with the required number of followers and age will be able to enable tips, but approval is needed.
It didn’t take Bean long for her profile to be approved as she reported that a Tips button appeared.
A screenshot included in Bean’s follow-up video shows a $1 minimum tip, and anonymous tips are also available.
According to a TikTok spokesperson, the company is “always thinking about new ways to improve our community and add value to the TikTok experience,” but declined to elaborate.
As of today, TikTok can provide fans with the option of LIVE gifting, a complex process that can only be used during live streams and requires TikTok to take a 50 percent cut.
Thanks to the new Tips feature, we can help fund the arts in a more direct way.