What is a creator account on TikTok? Why users pro account was switched

Prerna Nambiar

TikTok is known for making the lives of its users easy, and in a bid to do that, it has introduced new features. One such change is the creator account. Here’s a look at what is a creator account on TikTok.

Several content creators have been using social media sites to uplift their portfolios. Among them, TikTok became a powerful tool to gain followers and to reach a large audience. Keeping this in mind, TikTok had come up with ways through which content creators could benefit.

What is a creator account on TikTok?

In simple words, a TikTok creator account is an upgrade from a pro account. Users who were already using a pro account do not have to pay anything for this upgrade. It is also the reason some users would have noticed their pro accounts getting automatically switched.

As long as you had a pro account, it does not matter how many followers you had for this switch. It is important to note that if your account is converted to a creator account, anyone on or off the app can view your content.

One of the best features of a creator account is the creator fund and the question-and-answer upgrade. The question and answer upgrade allow the users to be more interactive with their followers. At the same time, the creator fund allows a user to earn via their video.

To be eligible for a creator fund one must comply with the criteria mentioned on the official website. These can be viewed here.

How to switch from a pro account to a creator account?

A user can convert their pro account into a creator account by following these steps:

  1. Go to the “Privacy and Settings” tab on the profile page
  2. Select the “Manage My Account” option
  3. Tap the option “Switch to Pro Account”
  4. You can choose if you would want to be identified as a “creator” or “business”

Once activated, the user can enjoy all the features that come along with a creator account.

Learn more about creating content on TikTok

As mentioned above, TikTok tends to come up with innovative ways to help its creators. In case you want to know more about the app and its usage,  go to the official @creatorportal account.

The page contains videos from users who create content daily. At the same time, it helps people get educated on the guidelines and features of TikTok.