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Gifting 101

If you use Bigo, you’ve probably jumped into a creator’s live stream and noticed other viewers were sending gifts to the host. Maybe you’ve even asked yourself, “should I be gifting them too?”. Let’s break down our top 3 reasons why Bigo users gift their favourite streamers and why you might want to try it for yourself!


The #1 reason why users gift their favourite streamers is to show their support. Live streamers will often develop a fanbase who appreciates all the time and effort that they put into their streams. By gifting these hardworking creators during their lives streams, you are letting them know that you love what they’re doing!

2. Recognition 

If you watch a lot of streams on Bigo, you’ve probably heard the hosts thank users who send them gifts. Streamers will do this to show their appreciation for your support. They will usually give a shout out to the viewer who gifted them by mentioning their username during the stream.  Everybody loves a bit of recognition, so that is exactly what the hosts are doing for their fans when they shout them out!

3. Exposure 

Naturally, if a streamer says your username while thanking you for a gift during their stream, other viewers may be inclined to check out your profile. Many creators gift popular streamers as a way to expand their own audience. We hope this gives you a better understanding of why we gift creators on Bigo.

We hope this gives you a better understanding as to why we send gifts to creators on Bigo!