TikTok Coins: How to Use Them

updated April 15, 2024
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Jaqueline Corradi
Jaqueline Corradi
Content Manager

Have you ever heard of TikTok coins? If you use TikTok, probably you have already seen the coin icon at the top of your profile page. TikTok coins can be used to reward the content creators you like. Digital influencers and companies have the opportunity to monetize the videos they make to the platform through it as well. Check out the article to discover more about it. 

What Are TikTok Coins?

TikTok coins can be described as the TikTok currency. You have to pay an amount of money to buy them, according to how many coins you want, then you can use the coins to buy gifts to send to your favorite content creators.

Each gift has a different cost, and they are represented by multiple emojis. You can send gifts to someone while they are live streaming on TikTok

TikTok live stream

Another possibility is when you are watching a TikTok video, click on the comments section, click on the gift icon, and select the gift you wish to give the content creator. Under each emoji, you will see how many TikTok coins they cost. 

TikTok comment section

TikTok gift emojis

How Much Do TikTok Coins Cost?

Currently, TikTok coins cost in US dollars is: 

  • 100 coins – $1.29
  • 500 coins – $6.49
  • 2000 coins – $26.99
  • 5000 coins – $66.99
  • 10000 coins – $134.99

The price will vary depending on the country and currency you use. It's important to notice that the coins aren't refundable. 

How to Purchase TikTok Coins

It's very simple to purchase TikTok coins, just follow the instructions below:

1 - Open the TikTok app and go to your profile;

2 - Click on the menu icon;

3 - Select "Settings and Privacy";

TikTok menu

4 - Click on "Balance";

TikTok settings and privacy menu

5 - Then, you will see how many coins you have. Click on "recharge" to add more TikTok coins;

TikTok coins balance page

6 - Choose how many coins you wish to buy;

7- Follow the instructions to finish the payment through the app store you use. 

Once you have completed the purchase, you can check how many coins you have on the balance page. 

How to Earn TikTok Coins

If you want to start monetizing with TikTok, you can enable users to send gifts through your videos and live streams. However, it's necessary to meet the TikTo requirements:

  • Live in a location where Video Gifts are available;
  • Be 18 years of age or older (or 19 in South Korea);
  • Have at least 10,000 followers;
  • Your account can't be created in the last 30 days;
  • You must have published a public video in the last 30 days;
  • You must respect the community guidelines and the terms of service;
  • Have a personal account, business accounts are ineligible;

Duets, stitches, ads, sponsored content, and promoted posts can't be monetized. 

Apply to Receive Video Gitfs

After you have checked that your profile meets the criteria, you need to apply to Video Gifts:

1 - Open the TikTok app and go to your profile;

2 - Click on the menu icon;

3 - Select the option "Creator tools";

TikTok menu

4 - Click on "Video Gifts";

TikTok creator tools menu

5 - Turn on the Gift option.

TikTok gifts settings page

If you click to enable video gifts, but your account isn't eligible for it, TikTok will immediately notify you explaining why you can't enjoy this feature. 

TikTok Coins Help to Encourage Content Creators

Content creators invest their time and money to produce high-quality videos for their target audience. When TikTok offers the possibility to buy TikTok coins to send gifts to them, it provides an easy way to show your appreciation to your favorite TikTokers. It shows their work is valued and is also an encouragement so they keep publishing videos and live streaming too.

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