10 Tango Features Every Broadcaster Needs To Know About

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Having the right tools is crucial to succeeding as a broadcaster. To that end, Tango is stepping up to make sure that each broadcaster has the highest possible chance of accomplishing their broadcasting goals!

In this article you will learn about:

  1. The Tango features for creating the best streams.
  2. How to use these features grow your audience around your talent.
  3. The best features to make money and cash out on Tango.

If you still aren’t sure about how to go live, feel free to check out our previous blog post here, which gives covers all the basics about being a successful live streamer. Things like proper lighting, sounds, background, and streaming tips. It really it worth a read!

Once you’ve gotten settled in as a broadcaster, it’s time to learn all the ins and outs of Tango itself, and all the amazing features we have to help you to succeed no matter what your goals are.

Live Battles

If there’s one thing we can’t recommend enough, it would be live streaming battles. Not only are they tons of fun, but they give streamers the opportunity to meet other streamers, find a wider audience, and make even more money than they would on their own! What’s not to like about any of that?

Here’s how it works:

  • Once you go live, check the bottom of the screen for the VS button.
  • After clicking it, you will be shown a list of users who are Live, or who are following you.
  • When you click on one of the streamers, they will be given an invite to join your stream.
  • Once joined you can set up a battle. In the settings section, you can change the duration of the battle to anywhere from 3 minutes to an hour.
  • Battles are determined by fans, who give gifts to their favorite streamer.
  • The winner of the battle gets an additional 20% of their earnings added to their winnings.

Battles are highly recommended. Not only are they fun, but it gives you a chance to meet other streamers, some of whom can be your best friends or greatest resources for thinking of new content.

Additionally, finding a streamer with lots of viewers gives them a chance to see your stream as well. Who knows? If they like what they see they might start following you, helping you build an even bigger broadcasting audience!

Common Battle Questions:

What happens if someone leaves the battle early?

A: Then you automatically win! Congrats!

Can a battle end in a tie?

A: Yes

Followers vs Subscribers

Followers and subscribers are a great way to know if your content is resonating with people, or if you might need to change your approach.

However, there is a big difference between the two, and it’s important that you know it:

Followers:

These are the people who like what you’re streaming enough to want to be there when you go live. Once someone follows you they’ll see your stream every time you’re live after they check their “following” section on the app.

Additionally, followers can message you on Tango’s instant messaging feature (more on that later). If you follow them back, then the two of you can communicate privately via phone calls or video calls. This is another way to connect with your fans in a way that is even more personal than talking with them on live streaming!

Subscribers:

These are your #1 fans. Not only do they love what you’re broadcasting, but they’re also paying you 700 diamonds a month in order to be the first to see what you’re doing!

Subscribers get to see all of your premium content, including your happy moments on your premium screens! In fact, we recommend doing premium content and inviting only your subscribers. Something we’ll get into in the next section!

Premium

Think of a premium broadcast as an exclusive broadcast for some of your best content. Unlike traditional streaming, premium content can either be blocked with a paywall or by invite only. There are 2 ways of setting up a premium broadcast:

1. At the start of the stream:

  • After you’ve started the stream, click on The Key icon (on the left)
  • Set an entry fee gift (can be as inexpensive or expensive as you want).
  • Invite whoever you want to join the premium broadcast

2. From a public stream:

  • Start your broadcast
  • Select the Key icon at the bottom of the screen
  • You can either select all, to invite everyone in your stream to join, or pick specific viewers.

Congratulations! You’ve now started a premium broadcast. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn more money from your most loyal viewers. While in the premium broadcast you can still get gifts meaning your potential for earning is significantly higher!

Happy Moments

Happy moments are exactly that - some of the happiest moments on the app! It’s when you get the biggest gifts from the most excited fans!

Anytime a fan gives you a gift worth over 500 coins your reaction will be recorded!

Your happy moments will be recorded automatically and will be visible on your profile page. Any happy moments recorded while in premium will only be available to your subscribers.

Admins

Like with every social app, there are annoying spammers and trolls who may disrupt your live stream. Thankfully, Tango allows you the ability to kick people out of your streams whenever you’d like.

Well, that’s great and all, but what if you’re dancing or doing some kind of performance that doesn’t allow you to be monitoring your messages all the time?

In that case, you can make a friend an administrator. When selecting a moderator, just click on your friend’s name. After that, all you have to do is click the “set as moderator” button when it pops up.

Messages and Feed

Tango allows you to interact with your fans and followers when you’re not livestreaming as well. This can be done through your messages and feed. You’re probably familiar with this if you’ve used any other type of social media app in the past.

The messages and feed allow you to:

  • Post status updates
  • Make announcements
  • Share photos and videos of yourself or your interests
  • Communicate directly with individual followers

A successful streamer will utilize these terrific tools in order to promote themselves and stand out. Let’s use this as an example: say you’re going to perform a new song you wrote. You can easily create a poster promoting your new song on a website like Canva, download it, and post it onto your newsfeed on Tango!

But don’t just stop there. Take the time to reach out to your biggest fans and gifters on Tango’s messaging feature so they know when to go online and support your performance. Take a moment to write a personal message, telling them how excited you are to see them in your stream at a specific time. Then, send it!

While you’re at it, you can even create a sneak peek of what you’re going to perform as well. Simply make a 15-second video recording of you playing a few notes from your new song and post it onto your feed. Fans and followers can like, comment, and share it just like in traditional social media.

The difference - now you’ve gotten them excited about your performance that they get to be a part of!

Getting Paid With Payoneer

Tango was designed with the creator in mind. We want you, the streamer, to be rewarded for having the courage and dedication to stream your talent on Tango.

In order to make sure that you’re getting the money you deserve, you need to create an account with Payoneer. This is actually quite simple and can be accomplished in a few quick steps:

  1. Once you’ve earned 5,000 diamonds go to redeem.
  2. Click cash out.
  3. You’ll be taken to the Payoneer website automatically where you’ll be asked to fill out your
  4. Personal information
  5. Residential information
  6. Create a password and security question
  7. Enter your bank account information
  8. After you’ve filled everything out check your email for the confirmation notice that Payoneer has sent.
  9. Finally, you’re ready to cash out - go to cash out and, if prompted, click the button that says Already have a Payoneer account? and fill out your information.

Congratulations! You’re ready to collect your cash. You should see the money in your account within 24-72 hours. If not, contact the Tango Support Team.

Just a reminder that you can only withdraw up to $2,000 a day. Happy spending!

8. Audio-Only Broadcasts

Don’t feel like live streaming on video? No problem! Tango makes live streaming easy and comfortable no matter how you’re feeling.

If you wish to stream without video, head to the settings just do the following steps:

  1. Click the “Go Live” button
  2. Head to settings - click “turn off camera
  3. Start your stream!

It really is that simple. Obviously, live streaming without video has its limitations but also its advantages as well. If you’re the type of person who simply enjoys talking, then having an audio-only broadcast might work out well for you. Many broadcasters have found tremendous success, all without the use of a camera.

Just one final note: your happy moments will not be recorded when you’re in audio-only mode since happy moments rely on a video reaction.

9. Blocking / Reporting

With over 400 million users on Tango, we can’t expect that you would get along with everyone.

If someone is bothering you in any way - spamming during your stream, being rude or inappropriate, or harassing other users - you can always add them to your block list. This will prevent them from being able to call you, message you, or enter your stream and disrupting your creative process.

How do you add someone to the block list? Well, it’s actually super simple. First, you click on the person’s name which will bring you to their profile. Afterward, click the three-dot icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. From there you’ll be given the option to block them which will also immediately remove them from your stream.

Typically our moderation teams will monitor the streams and make sure that any inappropriate behavior is stopped before it gets out of control. However, we can’t be at all places at all times and, as a result, it may fall to you to clean up your stream when things get out of hand. We apologize in advance and, just know, that we do take any blockings very seriously.

There's also reporting, which is more for users. If you see some inappropriate content on Tango please report it to us in the same way you would for a block.

If, by chance, you think someone deserves a second chance you can always unblock them by clicking on your profile and clicking on “Blocked Users.” Afterward, you’ll be brought to the “Manage Block List” screen where you can remove blocks on people if you want.

10. Referral Program

Part of building your own business is having your own employees… so to speak. While you don’t need to hire anybody to work on your stream, Tango offers a referral program that allows streamers and users to earn money for every person that they bring to Tango!

It’s much better than a one-time payment as well, and it’s a great way for streamers to earn lots more cash if they’re willing to put in the work. Once you refer someone, you will collect 10% of whatever they earn while streaming for the next 2 years!

There are 2 things you can do about that:

The first is to let them do their own stream and just hope they find success.

The second is guiding them, giving them advice, and partnering up together during streams. After all, the more they earn, the more you earn as well! So why not take a little extra time to make sure they’re doing well?

Artists Program

Tango supports its artists, and we want to do everything we can to help you succeed. This includes giving you additional financial support as well as making sure that your streams are always seen first by potential users!

We’ve written a lot about the Artists Program in previous blog posts which you can read about here. Basically, though, you can earn extra money and move up levels depending on how many hours you stream your talent.

Conclusion

Being a successful streamer requires more than just turning on a camera and performing. It requires a plan and using every tool that Tango offers. The more you stream and become familiar with the platform, the better your chances of are accomplishing your goal - whether that’s earning money or growing your fan base like never before!

FAQ:

How can I block unwanted users?

By adding them to your block list. You can easily do this by clicking on the user's name to go to their profile. Look for the 3 small dots in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Click on it and select "block user."

How to earn more?

The number one way to earn more money as a live streamer is to stream continuously, for at least 2 hours, 4-5 days a week. Additionally, by joining our Artists Club or Partners Program, Tango streamers and users have a chance to earn more than they would on competing live streaming platforms.


Is your payment method safe to use?

Payoneer is fully registered as a US Money Service Business. The company fully complies by US financial and legal regulations and has been recognized as a legitimate American company since 2005.


What does it mean to do live battles?

Live battles, sometimes called PK or PK battles, are when two streamers combine their streams into one live event. The two compete to earn the most gifts from their fans with Tango giving the winner an additional 10% of whatever they earned.


What are happy moments?

Anytime a fan gives a streamer a gift worth more than 500 coins, the streamer's reaction is recorded and posted in their profile. It is a fun way for streamers and users to see some of the most exciting moments on Tango!


Robert Dylan