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Tips

If you’ve ever wondered if there was a way for your audience to show their appreciation for your great TikTok videos, we have one word for you: Tips. Thanks to features like Tips, creators and viewers can further their connection and foster a positive, giving environment on TikTok.

Why Tips?

The Tips feature allows creators to receive tips from viewers who want to show their support. Creators receive the full tip, but a processing fee may apply. Tips offers yet another pathway for creators to connect with their audiences, while at the same time opening up yet another way to monetize.

Viewers, at the same time, get to feel empowered knowing they are directly supporting the creation of content they enjoy. By creating an atmosphere where gratitude and graciousness go hand in hand, Tips ends up having a positive impact on both the creator and viewer.

How to receive tips?

To opt in and start receiving tips from viewers, you’ll need to first opt in to “Creator Next,” the gateway to all of the monetization features on TikTok.

After you’ve enrolled in Creator Next, go to your Settings and Privacy page, select Creator Tools, then select Tips. Click Apply. Follow the on-screen instructions. If you haven’t set up an account on Stripe, the payment provider used to receive your tips, you’ll be taken to their website. The Stripe approval process can take up to 48 hours.

On your profile page, you will have a “Tips” icon which viewers can select. Viewers can then see the number of supporters and tips the creator has received. After choosing “Send a tip,” viewers will then have the option to choose between a $5, $10, $15 or custom tip amount. Viewers also have the option to send their tip anonymously.

Once the amount has been chosen and the viewer taps “Next,” they will arrive at the Payment method screen where they can enter in their credit card information. Finally, on the Tip summary page the viewer selects “Confirm payment” to complete the transaction.

Tips limits

TikTok strives to provide an environment where viewers feel safe showing their support for creators. To protect the interests of creators and their audiences alike, viewers can tip a maximum of $100 per transaction and a total of $500 in total amount per day. Viewers are also limited to no more than 100 transactions per day.

Who’s eligible?

To be eligible to receive tips for your videos, you first have to opt in to TikTok Creator Next. You must also be 18 years of age or older, have at least 100,000 followers, have an account that is in good standing with Community Guidelines and be based in the US. Business Accounts are ineligible to participate.

Viewers who are 18 years of age or older will be able to tip creators for their content.

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