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As an active member of the TikTok community, I have a good grasp of TikTok’s live video feature. However, I’ve noticed that many TikTokers aren’t making the most of this feature. There are numerous creative possibilities to explore while interacting live with your fans or friends. Are you familiar with the concept of pinning comments on TikTok? If not, you’re in for a game-changing guide that you definitely should read through to the end.
How To Pin Comments On TikTok Videos?
When a streamer wishes to give special attention to a comment, they can pin it to ensure it appears at the top of all other comments.
Let me guide you through the step-by-step process of pinning comments on TikTok videos:
- Open your TikTok application.
- Locate the post to which you want to pin a comment.
- On the right side of the post, you’ll see a speech bubble icon with three dots, as illustrated in the screenshot.
- A list containing all the comments on the video will promptly be displayed on your screen. Simply press and hold the comment you wish to pin.
- Upon doing so, a menu of options will emerge. Select the ‘Pin Comment’ option. Once pinned, the comment will be displayed prominently at the top of the post.
- If you ever decide to replace the currently pinned comment, it’s a straightforward process. Just press and hold the new comment you wish to pin. A pop-up message will appear on your screen, stating that ‘Pinning this comment will replace the previously pinned comment.’ Tap the ‘Pin and replace’ button to pin the new comment.
How To Unpin Comments On TikTok Videos?
If you choose not to pin any comments on your TikTok posts, you can unpin a comment by following these steps:
- Open your TikTok Application.
- Locate the post from which you wish to unpin a comment.
- On the right side of the post, you will find a speech bubble icon with three dots, as depicted in the screenshot.
A list of all comments on the video will promptly be displayed on your screen. Press and hold the comment you wish to unpin. Upon doing so, a list of options will emerge. Select the ‘Unpin Comment’ option. Once unpinned, the comment will no longer be featured at the top of the comments thread.
How To Pin Comments On TikTok Live Stream?
If you’re eager to learn how to pin comments on a TikTok live stream, I must inform you that, as of the current date, TikTok does not offer a “Pin Comment” feature for live streams. However, there’s a workaround that allows you to effectively pin comments using the Q&A feature. During a live video on TikTok, you can’t directly pin comments from viewers, but if a viewer places the same comment in the Q&A section, you can easily pin it.
Here’s how to go about it:
- Open the TikTok app on your mobile phone and tap the “plus” sign (also known as the create button) located at the bottom middle of the app screen.
- Scroll the carousel of options to the left to find the ‘Go Live’ option, highlighted in red.
- Once you tap the ‘Go Live’ button, your live video will begin, and you’ll need to wait for your viewers to join the session. TikTok will notify your followers that you are live on the platform.
- When viewers start joining your live session and leave comments, you can ask the author of a comment you wish to pin to send it as a question. While you can’t pin a comment directly in a TikTok live, you can pin a question from a viewer.
- To enable viewers to ask questions, they’ll see a “Q&A” button next to the “Add a comment” area on their screens. If you wish to pin a note, description, or link in the live session, you can use another TikTok account of yours.
- When a viewer types their question and sends it, TikTok will immediately send you a notification. Next to the question, you’ll see a push-pin icon that allows you to pin it. (Please note that the question need not be an actual question; it can also be a simple message.)
- The pinned question will be displayed in a white box for all the viewers who join the live session. In case you miss the notification, you can still pin the question by going to the “Interact” section next to the “Share” button on the live video screen. From there, select “Q&A” to review all the questions asked during the live. Follow the same steps described earlier to pin the comment. This way, you can effectively manage your TikTok live session.
What is Q&A Feature on TikTok?
TikTok’s Q&A feature stands out as a distinctive and engaging element, as not all social media platforms provide such a functionality. In comparison to other social sites, TikTok takes a lead in this aspect by offering the Q&A feature.
This feature has garnered favor from content creators, influencers, businesses, and media professionals, as it effectively captivates target audiences. As the name implies, Q&A allows audiences and viewers to pose questions, to which the creator responds. These questions and answers are logged and stored within the app, enabling users to revisit and peruse them at their convenience. Additionally, what sets this feature apart is its ability to record questions and answers in video format. The video can range in length from 15 seconds to 3 minutes. This capability draws parallels with platforms and communities like Reddit and Quora.
Recognizing the advantages of this feature, many users have embraced it as a crowdsourcing tool, bringing a wealth of diverse, unique, and fresh perspectives to the table. Personally, I believe that people are more inclined to watch content rather than read it, making the video answering feature akin to the cherry atop the pie.
How To Find A Pinned Comment On TikTok?
YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and virtually all types of social media platforms available today offer a feature that allows you to highlight your favorite comment on your posts and live feeds. TikTok, being a dominant player in the realm of social media, doesn’t fall behind in this race. The “Pin Comment” feature, also known as “Flagged Comments,” on TikTok is a valuable tool for setting the desired tone for your posts and capturing users’ attention.
Just so you know, when you pin a comment on TikTok, it appears prominently at the top of your post or live feed video. You can recognize a pinned comment by the presence of a push-pin icon or the comment being marked as ‘Pinned.’ It’s important to note that only the creator of the post has the authority to pin any comment of their choice. In other words, you cannot pin comments on someone else’s post or video.
When a creator pins a comment, the author of that comment receives a notification about it. All pinned comments can be unpinned at any time. However, there is no notification sent to the comment author when their comment is unpinned. TikTok allows you to pin only one comment at a time. Therefore, if you wish to pin other comments, you must first unpin the comment that is already pinned.
How To Pin a Comment On TikTok PC?While smartphones have become ubiquitous, there are still individuals who prefer using social media apps like TikTok on their PCs for valid reasons. Consider a TikTok influencer working on their PC who needs to go live for their audience. Constantly switching between PC and phone can be time-consuming and tiring. Using TikTok directly on the PC can be a more efficient solution. In such a case, you might want to learn how to pin a comment on TikTok using a PC.
TikTok can be accessed through its website on a PC, but for the full TikTok experience, you’d typically use the mobile app. The workaround is to emulate the TikTok mobile app on your PC. There are various emulators available online, both free and premium. I personally recommend using Bluestacks, a reputable, convenient, and secure emulator compatible with both Windows and MacOS. Follow the steps below to learn how to pin TikTok comments on your PC.
Visit the official and verified website of Bluestacks and click on the ‘Download BlueStacks’ button.
Save the downloaded file on your PC. Tech experts often suggest saving it to the ‘D’ drive. To install the emulator, open the downloaded file and click on the ‘Run’ command. The installation process may take some time, so please be patient.
Once the emulator is installed, it will prompt you to sign in to your Google account for access to the Google Play Store. Complete the sign-in process and accept the ‘Terms of Service’ to proceed.
After installation, open the Play Store on your PC through the emulator.
Install TikTok through BlueStacks.
Now, open your TikTok application within BlueStacks. Find the post on which you want to pin a comment. On the right side of the post, you will see a speech bubble icon with three dots, as shown in the screenshot.
A list of all comments on the video will appear on your screen. To pin a comment, simply hold and long-press the comment you wish to highlight.
When you do this, a menu of options will appear. Tap on the ‘Pin Comment’ option. Once you’ve pinned the comment, it will be displayed at the top of the post.
TikTok is an incredibly entertaining mobile app that can captivate you for hours. However, to enhance your TikTok experience, it’s essential to learn about certain features that can take your TikTok journey to the next level. I trust that after going through this brief guide, you’ll be better equipped to make the most of the Pin Comment feature in TikTok videos and live sessions. Enjoy your TikToking!