Tiktok has long been a controversial social media platform since its rise to fame in 2020. Banned in a few regions, the platform still manages to rake in millions of users each day with revenue streams to help everyone along the way. If you have been on Tiktok lately then you might have noticed certain stickers adorning every live stream. A popular one that you might have spotted could be ‘roses’. So what are these roses and what do they mean? Let’s find out!
What are roses on TikTok?
Roses are a form of new revenue stream for influencers on Tiktok called ‘Gifts’. Gifts are awarded to streamers by viewers if they like the creator’s content. Each award received is then converted to diamonds in the creator’s account which can then be used for further purchases within Tiktok.
What are gifts on TikTok?
Gifts are appreciation badges or awards that help you appreciate your streamers and creators. You can purchase gifts through coins within Tiktok. Coins can be purchased through in-app purchases within the app. Gifts can be exchanged for a certain number of guys and depending on how much you like a creator, the more expensive the gift can get.
How to send gifts
It’s quite simple to send gifts on Tiktok. Simply visit the desired live stream and tap on the ‘Giftbox’ at the bottom right corner of your screen. Now tap and select the gift you wish to award and it will automatically show up in the current live feed. The creator will be notified about the gift and username for the same as well.
Are there free gifts?
Unfortunately for now there are no free gifts that you can avail in Tiktok. New users get access to a few introductory gifts but that is as far as the boat goes. If you wish to get gifts within Tiktok, then you will need to make some in-app purchases and get some coins. These coins can then be exchanged for gifts which can then be awarded to your favorite streamers.
How do gifts get me revenue?
If you are a creator then the gifts you receive can be easily converted to Diamonds. Diamonds are a form of in-app currency in Tiktok that helps you redeem them for real-world currency. Each diamond on Tiktok is worth 5 cents which means that 100 diamonds will give you $50.
If you have coins then they are 50% the value of diamonds, which means that 100 coins will get you 50 diamonds and 50 coins will get your 25 diamonds and so on. This way, the more gifts you are awarded, the more diamonds you will get, and the more diamonds you have, the more currency you can redeem and add to your revenue.