In this blog post, I will show you how to recharge your TikTok account with Mpesa, a mobile money service that is popular in Kenya and other African countries.
Before we begin though, let’s learn a thing or two about TikTok and TikTok coins.
What is TikTok?
TikTok is a short-form video app that allows you to create and share fun and creative content with millions of users around the world. Anyone who has the TikTok app can use it to watch live streams of their favorite creators, interact with them through comments and gifts, and discover new trends and talents.
And what are TikTok coins you ask?
TikTok coins are the virtual currency that you can use to buy gifts and send them to the creators you like or support.
And what are TikTok gifts you ask?
Gifts are animated stickers or emojis that appear on the screen during a live stream or in the comment section of a video.
Where can I get TikTok coins?
There are several ways to get TikTok coins for free or at a lower price. Some of these methods are legal and used widely on the TikTok app, while others are ish-ish and not recommended.
If you want to get TikTok coins for FREE or cheaply, then you should try some of these methods.
- TikTok Gifts: You can receive coins as gifts from other users who appreciate your content or want to support you.
- TikTok Challenges: You can participate in various challenges that TikTok launches from time to time and win coins as rewards.
- Grow Your TikTok Followers: You can increase your fan base by creating engaging and original content, using hashtags, collaborating with other creators, and interacting with your audience. More followers mean more chances of getting coins as gifts.
- TikTok Coin Hacks: You can use some online tools or websites that claim to generate free coins for you. However, be careful as some of them may be scams or viruses that can harm your device or account.
How to Recharge TikTok Coins via Paypal
If you want to buy TikTok coins with real money, you have two options: from the app or from the official website.
Buying from the app is more convenient but also more expensive, as Google and Apple charge fees for using their payment methods.
Buying from the website on the other hand is cheaper but also more complicated, as you need to log in with your account and enter your payment details.
However, there is a third option that is even cheaper and easier: buying TikTok coins with Mpesa.
And what is Mpesa you ask?
Mpesa is a mobile money service that allows you to send and receive money using your phone number. You can also use it to pay bills, buy airtime, shop online, and more.
To buy TikTok coins with Mpesa, you need to have a Mpesa global card, which is a virtual card that you can create and link to your Mpesa account.
Interestingly, you can use the Mpesa global card to make online payments anywhere in the world where Mastercard is accepted.
If you are not sure how to access your Mpesa global card, continue reading to learn more.
Here are the steps to recharge your TikTok account with Mpesa:
- Create a Mpesa global card by dialing *334# on your phone and following the prompts. You will receive an SMS with your card number, expiry date, and CVV code.
- Go to the official TikTok website/app and log in with your account.
- Click on the three dots on top of the app and choose “settings and privacy”
- Next, click on the account balance
- Now tap on coins and choose the number of coins you want to deposit. For example, 17,000 coins will cost you Ksh. 38,600 only.
- Once you have chosen the number of coins you want to purchase, click on add credit or debit card.
- Enter the card number sent to you by the Mpesa Global card number, then the date of expiry and the CVC. Use the credentials earlier sent by Mpesa Global Pay.
- Now click on the blue payment button “1-tap buy” to complete payment.
TikTok will deduct an amount equal to the coins you have bought from your Mpesa account.
Go back to TikTok and you will find your coin balance updated.