TikTok coins - what are they and how to use them

An image of TikTok's logo.

An image of TikTok's logo.

The coins you see in TikTok are the app's currency. Users can purchase TikTok coins with real money to show love and support to their favorite creators on the platform. Additionally, you can buy coins to gift to other users on TikTok. To find out more about TikTok coins - what are they and how to use them, keep reading through our guide below.

If you're a creator, you take gifts in the form of TikTok coins and turn them into diamonds which are cashed as real money. Though take note that TikTok coins have different values each day. Their values fluctuate which is something you should keep a look out for.

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TikTok coins - what are they and how to use them

Getting TikTok coins is very simple. You just need to be 18 years old or older to be able to purchase or give virtual gifts on the platform. This is to ensure that there aren't any scammers or TikTok transactions. Once you meet this requirement, you can have your coins in your TikTok wallet.

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Here are eight steps to gain access to TikTok coins:

  • Open the TikTok app.
  • Go to your profile in the bottom right-hand corner.
  • Click the three horizontal lines in the top right-hand corner.
  • Click “Settings and privacy.”
  • Click “Balance.”
  • Click “Recharge.”
  • Select the number of Coins you want to purchase.
  • Confirm your purchase.

After you're finished with purchasing your needed number of TikTok coins, you can then buy gifts to send to your favorite TikTok creators. Virtual gifts are presented as stickers and animations that come in a variety of styles. Once you purchase the number of coins that you'll gift, you can go to your favorite content creator's live video and open up the gift panel to send your selected gift.

At the moment, there are eight different TikTok gifts that you can send to your favorite creators. Depending on the type of gift you want to purchase, a different number of coins are needed.

While the app doesn't let you exchange TikTok coins for real money, you can get real money once you exchange your coins for diamonds. Content creators can cash in for real money after reaching 100 Diamonds. However, TikTok gets to keep 50% of what you earn.

So, there you have it, you now know how TikTok coins work. Be sure to keep in mind that you should monitor the coin pricing on the platform because they fluctuate each day. Additionally, you won't be able to make a refund when you purchase coins so buy wisely.

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