(Pocket-lint) – TikTok is launching a brand new function into beta very quickly, in response to its personal announcement – Stay Subscription. The system will let followers pay to subscribe to a creator for unique entry and cosmetics.
The system can be acquainted to anybody who’s watched or streamed on Twitch, bearing a robust resemblance to that platform’s subscriptions.
The announcement was made by TikTok’s Live Creator page here, and the function ought to begin to roll out from 26 Could, so there’s not lengthy to go in any respect till it is dwell for some customers.
Subscribers will get entry to new emotes and badges, together with a subscriber-only chat that would probably be rather less chaotic than the general public remark streams beneath widespread creators’ movies.
From creators’ viewpoint it additionally means the potential for one more income stream apart from sponsorships and promos, a welcome addition given how big TikTok has turn into.
It is unclear what lower of the month-to-month subscriptions TikTok will take earlier than it forwards the cash to creators, however the packages will apparently begin at $4.99 month-to-month and go as much as $24.99. Subscriptions will solely be obtainable for creators with at the very least 1,000 followers.
The change comes at a time when TikTok can also be rumoured to be investigating the potential to host minigames in its app, a change that would additionally diversify how customers spend their time as they scroll by way of their For You web page.
Writing by Max Freeman-Mills. Editing by Adrian Willings.