According to recent reports, it is a possibility that TikTok will soon be coming up with a tipping feature for creators, and is said to currently be testing it.
Shared this week by TikTok creator Jera Bean, who noticed the feature in-app and applied for approval, any money tipped to creators will go directly to that individual, without TikTok taking a cut, at least as of now.
According to the screenshot, in order to qualify for the feature, accounts must be in good standing on the platform, have at least 100,000 followers, meet an age requirement, and agree to TikTok’s tips terms. If creators meet these criteria, they can then apply for the tool, though it’s still unclear whether everyone who applies will be approved.
After this first reveal, Bean shared another update with a video that showed that the application process seems to move fairly quickly. Jera Bean’s account now displays a “tips” button that directs users to a page where they can tip the creator $5, $10, $15, or a custom amount of their choosing (minimum $1). Additionally, the platform allows tips to be sent anonymously.
As far as reports are concerned, users must be 18 years or older to send tips to creators, but it doesn’t appear that users have to actually be following the account they’re tipping to use the feature.
The feature is being tested on a limited basis for the time being.