Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Texting & Messaging How to Get Coins on TikTok Purchase this virtual cash to buy emojis and more By Brad Stephenson Freelance Contributor Brad Stephenson is a freelance tech and geek culture writer with 12+ years' experience. He writes about Windows 10, Xbox One, and cryptocurrency. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Brad Stephenson Updated February 19, 2020 Texting & Messaging Email Texting & Messaging Video Calls Tweet Share Email TikTok coins are a virtual currency used within the popular TikTok apps on Android and iOS smart devices. These digital coins can only be bought within the official TikTok apps and are designed to be used solely within the TikTok ecosystem. TikTok coins are not a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin and cannot be mined or used to buy anything in online or offline stores. What Are TikTok Coins For? The main purpose of TikTok coins is for them to be used to financially support other users during a TikTok livestream broadcast. Once a stream starts, viewers can buy digital emoticons or emotes with coins. These images appear within the chat and can be seen by the TikTok streamer. The streamer then receives 50% of the value of the coins which are then immediately converted into diamonds. Once the streamer has enough diamonds with a total value of at least $100, they can convert them into real-world money which is deposited into a PayPal account. Diamonds are a virtual currency that’s only used by streamers on TikTok. Its sole purpose is to store value before a streamer cashes out. Diamonds can’t be used for anything else and can’t be sent to other users. Examples of the emoticons which can be bought by TikTok livestream viewers are the panda (for 5 coins), Italian hand (5), love bang (25), sun cream (50), rainbow puke (100), concert (500), I’m very rich (1,000), and drama queen (5,000). Coins on TikTok work in very much the same way as the currencies on Mixer and currencies on Twitch which can also be used to financially support streamers. How to Buy TikTok Coins TikTok coins can only be purchased directly from within the app. The price usually sits around 100 coins for $1 but it does fluctuate as TikTok adjusts the prices for inflation and maximum profitability. Here’s how to buy coins on TikTok. Open the official TikTok app on your Android or iOS device and tap on Me in the lower menu. Tap the ellipsis in the top-right corner. Tap Balance. Tap Recharge. Tap on the price next to the amount of TikTok coins that you wish to buy. You must be over 18 years old to buy coins on TikTok. If you have Apple Pay or Google Pay enabled on your smartphone, you’ll be prompted to pay with it. If not, you’ll be given the chance to pay with a credit card. Once the transaction has processed, you will be notified of a successful purchase within the app. Tap Okay. Your new balance of TikTok coins should now show within the app. Tap the arrow in the top-left corner several times to return to the main area of the TikTok app. How to Get Free Coins on TikTok Unfortunately, there are no legitimate ways to get free TikTok coins on the TikTok app nor on any website or third-party app. TikTok coins cannot be earned anywhere and must be bought within the TikTok iOS or Android app with real-world money. There are numerous scam websites and apps that claim to give users hundreds or thousands of TikTok coins but all are usually online scams designed to either hack your TikTok account, collect personal data, or obtain your credit card and banking information. TikTok is very strict with moderating their platform and have been known to completely shut down and delete accounts that they suspect of hacking or cheating. Even if these TikTok coin generators systems worked, they wouldn’t be worth the risk. To put coins into your TikTok account, any system would have to hack the TikTok database itself to make the balance changes and it’s extremely unlikely that many would be able to do this. Does the TikTokCoins.club Generator Website Work? The TikTok Coins Club Generator is one of the more-infamous TikTok generator websites online and, like all of the other websites and services that claim to give you free coins, it should be avoided at all costs. Not only is its ability to get you free TikTok coins suspicious but it could also get your TikTok account deleted and your personal information stolen.