Zoomers are growing up and TikTok isn’t just for teens anymore, or at least it’s trying not to be. The platform is aiming to graduate along with its primary user-base.
The company also announced age change to stream. Currently, TikTokers with a minimum of 1k followers older than 16 can Livestream but on Nov 23 that age limit will go up to 18
TikTok didn’t fully explain the change in its company blogpost, simply describing the shift as an extension of its already-existing in-app graduated age restrictions
Both the adults-only streaming option and the updated age restriction on who can stream were listed under the header, “our ongoing work to help keep our community safe.”
In 2021, live streaming revenue was about 15% of TikTok’s total turnover, but it has grown nearly 2x as quickly as the company’s online ad business