TikTok is rolling out eight new features for livestreams which includes Q&A, picture-in-picture, the ability to schedule streams in advance, and more.

Over the past year, the number of people broadcasting and viewing livestreams on TikTok has doubled.

Users’ enthusiasm for live content has encouraged the company to invest in new tools for streamers that assist with discovering, creating, and consuming live videos.

Here’s an overview of all the updates announced today.

New Features For TikTok Livestreams

Schedule in Advance

Content creators on TikTok can now schedule, manage, and promote livestreams in advance.

Streams scheduled ahead of time, referred to as “TikTok Events,” offer a new way for creators to connect with their audience and build anticipation for future content.

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Picture-in-Picture

TikTok livestreams can now be viewed in picture-in-picture on iOS and Android. This allows users to freely navigate their device while the livestream stays pinned to a corner on the bottom of their screen.

Go Live With a Friend

A new feature called “LIVE Together” allows two users to broadcast live on the same stream.

Live Q&A

A new Q&A feature for livestreams makes it easy for creators to engage with and respond to viewers’ questions in realtime.

TikTok Launches 8 New Features For Livestreams

“LIVE Q&A” is less a feature and more a suite of tools that allows streamers to select, showcase, and answer questions from their audience while broadcasting.

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