What are Gifts on TikTok

Written by Tijana - Reviewed by Natalija Social Media / TikTok

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You surely noticed that even the most popular TikTok influencers schedule and announce when they will be going live on TikTok in order to gain more people watching when they do go live.

If you were ever wondering why this is the case, the answer is quite simple - live TikTok gifts.

In this article, we’ll cover what TikTok gifts are, how you can use them to monetize and grow your TikTok account, and what types of gifts exist on the platform. Check out the explanation below!

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What are TikTok gifts?

Gifts on TikTok are a feature that allows users to send virtual or real gifts to other users on the platform. These gifts can be used to show support for creators, build relationships with other users, and boost visibility and engagement on the platform.

There are different types of TikTok gifts and they can be classified as different levels of gifts - virtual gifts, real gifts, and special gifts for creators.

When a user sends a gift, it can be used as a way to show that they appreciate their content. This can help to build a sense of community on the platform and build positive relationships between users.

Gifts can also be used as a way to support creators monetarily, as they can be purchased using TikTok coins, a virtual currency that can be earned by creating content or bought with real money. This helps creators to continue creating content and also encourages users to create more engaging content.

Additionally, sending gifts can increase a user's visibility and engagement on the platform. When a user sends a gift, it will appear on the recipient's profile and can be seen by their followers. This can help to increase the visibility of the sender's profile and potentially lead to new followers and engagement.

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How to send gifts on TikTok

Sending gifts on TikTok is a simple process that can be done in a few easy steps. Before you go through the step-by-step process of purchasing and sending out gifts to other users, you should know you need to be at least 18 years of age or older for the feature to be available according to TikTok’s Community Guidelines. This is a strict TikTok policy that doesn’t have any workarounds created to protect all underage users from getting scammed on the platform.

To send a gift on TikTok, follow these steps:

  1. Open the video of the user you wish to send a gift to.
  2. Look for the gift icon, typically located below the video or on the right side of the screen next to the comments icon. Tap on the gift icon to open the gift store.

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  1. Browse through the available gifts and select the one you wish to send. Choose the quantity of the gift you want to send.

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  1. Confirm the purchase by clicking on the "Send" button.

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Note: To send a gift, you will need TikTok coins, which can be earned by creating content or bought with real money.

Additional note: In addition to sending gifts to other users, you can also send gifts to yourself. This can be done by going to the "Me" tab on the bottom navigation bar, then tap on the three dots on the top right corner of your profile, then tap on "Gift to myself."

Bear in mind that some features, like sending gifts, may not be available in certain regions.

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Types of gifts on TikTok

As we mentioned above, there are three different types of TikTok gifts: virtual gifts, real gifts, and special gifts for creators. Depending on whether you’re a TikTok creator or not, you might not be able to gain access to all of the above-mentioned gifts.

Virtual gifts

Virtual gifts on TikTok are digital items such as emojis, animations, or special effects that can be sent to a user's account. These gifts can be purchased using TikTok coins, a virtual currency that can be earned by creating content or bought with real money. These can be seen popping out on the screen on live streams.

Real gifts

Real gifts on TikTok, also known as e-gifts, are physical items such as t-shirts, hats, or other merchandise that can be sent to a user's physical address. These gifts can also be purchased using TikTok coins. Content creators are usually the only ones receiving gifts from TikTok or other major companies.

Special gifts for creators

Special gifts for creators are rewards that are given to creators by TikTok for creating content that is popular and engaging. These gifts can include cash rewards, sponsorships, and other opportunities to monetize their content.

Conclusion

TikTok gifts are a feature that allows users to show appreciation and support for their favorite creators, build relationships with other users, and boost visibility and engagement on the platform.

Gifts can be virtual, such as emojis, animations, or special effects that can be sent to a user's account, or real gifts, also known as e-gifts, which are physical items that can be sent to a user's physical address. Special gifts for creators and business accounts are rewards given by TikTok for creating popular and engaging content.

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