TikTok is testing a new tipping feature for some creators

tiktok is testing a new tipping feature for some creators

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TikTok is experimenting with a new tool that allows TikTok users to tip some creators directly on their profiles.

According to a video of the tips feature shared this week by TikTok creator Jera Bean, who noticed the feature in-app and applied for approval, any money tipped to creators will go directly to that individual (meaning TikTok won’t take a cut).

A screenshot of the application screen stated that in order to qualify for the feature, accounts must be in good standing on the platform, have at least 100,000 followers, meet an age requirement, and agree to TikTok’s tips terms. If creators meet these criteria, they can then apply for the tool — though it’s unclear whether everyone who applies will be approved.



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