Is Zynn A Scam Or Legit Way To Earn From Videos? Zynn Review

Who doesn’t want to get paid for watching videos? Probably, everyone can find a few minutes a day to watch short video clips if a legitimate website is ready to pay for it. Looks like after many scam websites (see Workmines and Midjobs reviews) I finally found one that is FREE and really pays out.

Let me introduce you to Zynn!

In this Zynn review, I’ll give you step by step instructions on how to sign up and earn money with Zynn. I’ll also recommend you other ways to make money online, from your home.

I think we all need some extra income in these unprecedented times of Coronavirus pandemic.

Just a quick note about requirements: you have to be the US or Canada resident, over 13 years old.  The app is available for both Android and iPhone.

Zynn App review

What Is Zynn App?

Zynn is a unique platform where users can share creative content, similar to Tik Tok. As a user, you can watch short fun videos and get paid for it! I found most videos quite entertaining like cooking, makeup, sports, animals, etc.

It’s a new app with a large team in China and also folks in the US (probably in San Mateo County of California).

Zynn is owned by Owlii Inc, incorporated in 2017 in California. I have verified it in the Terms of Service and the App Store. The platform is funded by Kuaishou, the Chinese rival to TikTok owner ByteDance.

Update – June 17th, 2020

Two things happened recently that you should know about before using Zynn.

First, the app was removed from the Google Play store and from AppStore as it was accused of stealing TikTok content. Read this article from the BBC for more information. Zynn tries to appeal the removals, but we don’t know how it will turn out.

Second, the rewards program mentioned in this post ended on June 16th, 2020. You cannot get paid for referring people and watching videos. You should be able to cash out if you have an outstanding balance. It looks like you will still get rewards for your referrals watching videos, as per the rules of the original program.

Zynn started a new program where you accumulate ZynnCheers points for your engagement on the platform but it’s not clear yet how these points can be translated to any money.

Zynn Payment Proof

I signed up with Zynn, watched several videos, and was able to withdraw the first payment of $0.30 via PayPal. The good thing is that I received it immediately after request. No need to wait. Here is the proof:

Zynn really pays

This first withdrawal is great to convince new users that there is no catch, they are not wasting their time and get paid. Then I continued watching videos and also invited several friends to try Zynn. The next day I was able to withdraw $50 and it also arrived in few minutes to my PayPal account.

Here is the second payment:

Zynn payment proof

I was happy to see that the app really pays and does it quickly.

How Does Zynn Work?

Let me take you through the process with all the details.

Sign Up with Zynn

First, you need to sign up using your mobile phone (both iPhone and Android are fine). Do NOT use VPN. Do NOT use temporary phone numbers like Google Voice phone. You will need your phone to get validation codes when you want to withdraw the money.

Click on this link and it will take you to the following screen:

Sign up with Zynn

Do you see the code in the middle (DF3CKAP)? Click on the “Copy” button to the right of this code. You will need the code in a second. It should get you a $1 bonus.

Now click on the yellow “Join Zynn Now” button and it will take you to the App Store or Google Play. You will see this icon:

Download the app and open it. There are 3 ways to sign up. You can use your Facebook profile, Google Email, or the phone number. I’ve heard that the easiest way is to use Facebook.

Ways to signup with Zynn

I used the phone number and got a Verification code in a second. Once you are finished, you’ll see the screen like this:

Enter Referral code screen

Click on the yellow “Go” button. You will see the screen below. Enter this code: DF3CKAP.

Enter Zynn Referral code

Click “Confirm”. You should get a $1 sign-up bonus immediately.

Set Up Your Profile

Tap on the person icon in the bottom right corner. Then click on the little hexagon in the right top corner. It will take you to the Settings menu. Then go to “Profile” and chose a new username. You can update your gender, upload your picture and add some Bio if you want.

User profile setting

Now you are ready to make money!

How To Make Money With Zynn

There are 2 main ways to make money: watching videos and inviting friends (referrals). In the future, the company may add more options, we’ll see.

Watching Video Clips

To start watching videos, tap on the present box icon on the bottom. The clip will start playing and you’ll see a yellow circle growing around the icon. It stops growing when the clip ends and restarts.

To move to the next clip, pull down the screen with your finger OR tap on “Home” in the left bottom corner. The new clip will start and the yellow circle will keep building up. Once the circle is completed, you will get points. It can be in the 45-75 points range.

Sometimes the present box icon turns into the money bag icon. It means you will get a larger points amount for this round, like 170-500 points range. The points can be redeemed to cash once a day. 10,000 points worth $1. Currently, the daily limit of points is 10,000. Don’t be surprised if you stop earning after an hour or so. Just come back tomorrow.

Important: keep watching daily to maximize your earnings!!!

Referral Program

You can make more money if you bring new members to Zynn. Currently, the referral bonus is up to $20 per friend.

The first $6 will be credited when the friend joins, validates the account and watches first videos. If they continue watching on day 2 and day 3, you will get another $1 per day.

You will also earn points in the following days when your referrals use the app.

How to find your referral code? Tap on the present box icon and then on the yellow “Invite” button. Your code will be in the middle of the screen. For easy sharing, you can use the buttons of social media from the bottom of the screen: Facebook, WhatsApp, Messages and more.

How To Withdraw Money From Zynn

There are two steps in the process – redeeming points to cash and withdrawing the cash to PayPal.

Redeeming Points To Cash

You can access your wallet by tapping on the present box (or money bag icon). It will take you to this screen:

How to cash out from Zynn

In the middle, there is My Wallet row, with the number of points you have accumulated. Click on this number. You will see the following screen:

Your Wallet in Zynn

You can see your points transactions for watching the clips. If you tap on “Cash”, you will see the cash transactions for redeeming points, withdrawals and referral bonuses.

Tap on the “Redeem” option on the top. You will get to this screen:

Redeem points in Zynn

Move the dot from Min to Max to redeem points to cash. You can redeem points to cash only once per day in multiples of 100. Then go back to the previous screen.

Withdraw Cash to PayPal

Now you can tap on the “Withdraw” option. Here you can choose the amount to withdraw: $5, $10, $20 or $50.

Cashout from Zynn

Only once, in the beginning, you will have a $0.30 option as well, so you can test the app and make sure it works for you. If you got the $1 sign up bonus, you can cash out $0.30 immediately.

I highly recommend you cash $0.3 immediately, to finally verify everything is working for you as it supposed to. 

Once you tap on the desired amount, you will be provided with a verification code via text message to your mobile phone. Enter it and confirm your withdrawal.

Recently, Gift Cards were added to the payment options. You can choose from Amazon, Walmart, Target or other options.

You can make only one withdrawal per day.

Zynn’s Customer Service

As with any new app, technical issues and glitches happen to some users from time to time. I’ve heard about people getting only 1 point for watching a clip or getting only $0.01 instead of $1 for referral’s day 2-3. Don’t be discouraged if anything like that happens to you. Try reaching out for help.

There are several ways to contact Zynn if you have any issues.

#1 – Submit a question under the “Help and Feedback” section in the “Setting” menu.

#2 – Join the Facebook group “Zynn members” and post your question there.

#3 – Send a private message via Facebook Messenger to one of the representatives. You can find them in the group I mentioned above. Two of them that I know are “Zynn Park” and “Zynn Rachel”. They reply quickly, even on weekends.

Is Zynn A Scam?

Why would someone pay you good money for watching silly video clips? Is it a Scam? This is a legitimate question everyone should ask when they see an opportunity that looks too good to be true. I have a detailed post about it:

Seven Ways To Avoid Work From Home Online Scams

What Is Zynn’s Business Model?

For now, I can see how Zynn pays out money to the users, but I don’t see how they generate income. This is not a sustainable situation, as you can imagine. Though, I can think about it as a period when the company builds its customer base. They pay to bring users to the platform. Maybe, Zynn is planning to make money from advertisements, membership fees or some other creative ways we don’t see now. I won’t be surprised if it will stop paying for watching or referrals in the future. For now, it looks like a legit opportunity to earn money from the comfort of your couch.

From my chat with the company’s representative: “there might be another program coming out soon to incentivize content creators. Once the program is launched, there will be an announcement in our social media pages”.

Three most important things that convince me that Zynn is NOT a SCAM:

#1 – It’s FREE. There is no money they can steal from you.

#2 – It really pays (see my payment proofs at the beginning of this review)

#3 – There is minimal information they ask about the users: phone number and PayPal account. The phone number is used to send you a validation code, as a security measure.

Final Thoughts about Zynn

I think that Zynn is a great opportunity right now to make some easy money from home. I don’t believe the earnings will stay high for a long time, but there is nothing to lose now.

Again, here is the link to join and the code to enter for $1 bonus is DF3CKAP.

Don’t forget to watch the clips daily and make the maximum possible out of this fun app!

More Ways To Make Money Online

I totally understand why you are looking for an easy way to make some extra income online. Everyone would like to earn money from home. If you like getting paid for watching videos, you can try Swagbucks and Inboxdollars.  Both these sites offer plenty of ways to make money from surveys, reading emails and much more. Both pay the members for years. I make more than $100 per month from Swagbucks alone.

Make Money Online From Anywhere In The World

Most popular money making websites only accept members from the US, Canada, UK, Australia and other developed countries. What can the residents of other countries, like South Africa, Kenya, Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippines, Zambia or UAE, do to make extra income online?

I was asked about it so many times, that I’ve started a list of legitimate websites that accept international members. Besides, I’m thinking about gigs that can be done without any dependence on location, if you have the right set of skills and internet connection.

I’m still working on the expanded list, but you can read the first version here:

How To Make Money Online From Africa and Asia [Legitimate Ways Only]

Get Paid For Watching Interactive Ads

I recently started using Dabbl – a small app that pays you for watching the fun and interactive ads from brands that you might be interested to discover.

They also have some surveys and partner’s offers. My average reward from Dabbl is $5 per week.

They pay with gift cards, like Amazon Gift Cards and many others, starting from a minimum of $5.

Get Paid For Testing Apps From The App Store

If you are a US resident and iPhone user, you can make money for downloading and testing apps.

It’s very easy and pays to PayPal or with Amazon Gift card.

The app is called iMoney and you can read my full review and user guide here.

Online Surveys

One of the easiest ways to start is online survey sites. They are not going to make you rich but can help with some bills. Here is a detailed post with the best sites and tips on how to make the most of them. Most of these sites aim at the US audience though.

How To Earn Money With Online Survey Sites

Make Money From Any Receipt

If you live in the US, you can easily make money from ANY receipt with the CoinOut app.

It offers additional opportunities to earn as well, like partners sign-ups, sweepstakes, trivia and more

Read the full CoinOut review here.

Get Free Stuff From Amazon

Again, for the US residents only. You can just get FREE stuff from Amazon. It’s almost like making money, right?

Read this RebateKey Review to learn how.

Build Your Own Online Business

If you are ready to invest a lot of your time and build your own sustainable online business, I recommend you start with reading the following posts:

How To Start A Business At Home On The Tiny Budget

How To Learn Affiliate Marketing Online For Free

How to Start a Business When Working Full Time?

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27 thoughts on “Is Zynn A Scam Or Legit Way To Earn From Videos? Zynn Review

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  • May 30, 2020 at 5:46 am

    I saw this in news today, wanting to try. But the referral only for US and Canada. Any way to solve this?

    • May 28, 2020 at 10:28 pm

      Zynn is targeted to the US and Canada at this time. Other countries maybe can watch video but can not get rewards.

  • May 28, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    I just started using Zynn yesterday it seems legit. However, what does it mean when the money is pending? How long will it take for me to have the money in my wallet?

    • May 28, 2020 at 4:17 pm

      Hi Jonah,
      If you mean money for referring friends, it can stay in Pending status for 48-72 hours.
      When you redeem your points to cash, it’s immediate.

  • May 19, 2020 at 9:34 pm


    saya dari indonesia saya suka dengan tulisan anda awalnya saya hanya iseng dan ingin tau apa zynn sah atau tidak setelah saya baca beberapa kata rasanya saya ingin terus membaca tulisan anda jujur saya tipe orang yang tidak suka membaca terlalu lama tapi kali ini saya ketagihan untuk membaca samapai di kolom komentar pun saya baca
    terimakasih ulasannyah mery
    sayang zynn tidak bisa di gunakan untuk warga indonesia
    apa saya boleh bertanya mery
    apa kah ada web seperti zynn yang bisa di akses ke semua negara?

    • May 19, 2020 at 9:42 pm

      I’m glad you like my posts and find them helpful.
      You are right, Zynn doesn’t work well in Indonesia. You might be able to watch some video, but won’t be able to earn from the referral program. I’m not sure about getting paid for video either.
      I don’t know any program exactly like Zynn, but you can try some ideas from this post:
      How To Make Money Online From Africa and Asia [Legitimate Ways Only]

  • May 18, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Hi Mary i join under your referral code and signed up right way they cash out 0.30 to my pay pal but did not gave me any points for watching videos almost like 3 hours in 2 days also i try cash out my balance what i got for referring people did not let me cash out, Does for you still is working or and you got some issues.
    Thank you in advance


    • May 18, 2020 at 7:02 pm

      Are you in the US? Do you use a regular mobile phone, with an assigned number?
      Check under Cash if your bonus was approved already. Cash-out is only once per day with min of $5 (after the first 30 cents).
      Some folks have issues, as with any new app. I also had some 0.01 instead of 1.00.
      If you need help, use one of the options to contact support that I mentioned in the post.
      I saw many folks with issues being helped out via Facebook group.
      Let me know if this was resolved in a few days.

  • May 16, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Hi Mary, 

    This is amazing information, I am glad I was able to discover this and I will start using it tomorrow. How much are you able to make in a month and how many hours do you invest here a day? Sure, it won’t replace a part-time job, but this is way better than having to do some work to get paid a minimum wage.

    Thanks in advance



    • May 17, 2020 at 11:41 am

      Hi Juan,

      Zynn is not a work by any means. It’s something fun to do in your spare time or in parallel with other activities. 

      (I run videos just now, literally while typing this). 

      It’s up to $1 per day for watching. Think about it as another $30 per month or $360 per year. I’m sure you will find a nice way to spend it, right?


  • May 16, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Paid for watching videos? Oooh, that sounds like the right opportunity for a few billion people who are stuck at home right now anyway!! However, it also sounds too good to be true. I definitely like that the payout can be daily, but it also sounds like the best way to make money is via referrals (which is quite different from getting paid to watch videos). A daily $1.00 max doesn’t go far… or am I missing something?

    • May 17, 2020 at 11:39 am

      Hi Aly, 

      Yes, currently you can make more money by referrals.

      But, $1 per day is $30 per month, $360 per year. For many people now it’s a nice help with their expenses. 

      It all depends on how you value your time. Plus, watching these videos can be easily done while doing something else, like TV or working on the computer. So it’s nothing to lose, but something to gain. 

      It’s not too good to be true, as the payment is not unrealistically high as it happened with scams. The fact is that Zynn pays, I checked myself. And it’s fun!

      You can try it for 2-3 days and then decide if you want to continue. Nothing to lose, right?


  • May 16, 2020 at 10:30 pm

     i like the article with its short and to the point writing style, the info was clear and concise, but it left me with one big burning question – where do zynn get their money from to pay me??? i joined one of these things before, i did what they asked but when i came time to pay up i got nothing, so why should i trust here?

    • May 17, 2020 at 11:32 am

      Hi Kevin,

      You are totally right, I always ask this question too. So, from what I know, currently, they pay from the initial investment. In the future, they may add advertisements and third partner offers. 

      Now, they need to create a users and content base, otherwise nobody will pay for advertisement. 

      What’s great with Zynn now, it that it’s FREE, so nothing to lose for you. And from my and many others experience, they pay immediately, up to $50 per day. 

      I don’t see why not to try them, as there is no risk.


  • May 16, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Hello Mary. I’m truly excited about this opportunity to earn some extra cash from the comfort of my home after wasting time on several that weren’t legitimate and are scams. You know, I was wondering how Zynn makes money from all of these but your answer truly makes a lot of sense. Zynn is doing really well and I would want to take advantage of this opportunity. The bad thing is Zynn will not support those that live outside the US and Canada.

    • May 16, 2020 at 8:15 pm


      Yeah, for now it’s only for the US and Canada. But it can change in the future.

      However, from my experience, when apps open up to more countries, the amount of frauds spikes and the app starts having issues. They need to prepare really well to do it. 


  • May 16, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Hey nice article you have there. I have heard little about Zynn from a friend. Having gone through this article, I now have a better perspective of its framework. Indeed Zynn is a viable opportunity to earn cool cash right from the comfort of your home since it requires no specific skill, I will definitely do well to take advantage of this opportunity.

    • May 16, 2020 at 8:13 pm

      Hi, thank you for sharing your thoughts. 

      I’m enjoying Zynn. My kids love watching 🙂


  • May 16, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Wow. Great comprehensive guide to making money online during these days when we’re in social isolation and glued to our computers. Might as well make it as financially as productive as is possible and watching video is a great distraction in addition to being entertaining. You provide very clear step by step instructions for Zynn in addition to screenshots as well as “over providing” or giving information on many other possibilities for earning online. Definitely written as an authority on the subject with many links provided. I for one will be checking some of these. Thank you.

    • May 16, 2020 at 5:03 pm

      Hi Judith,
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I hope you will find some money-making options that work for you.

  • May 16, 2020 at 4:10 pm


    I love your review of Zynn.

    I have a doubt. I hope you can solve it for me. Since I believe that we earn based on what we watch, is it available worldwide? Meaning, does it work anywhere in the world?

    After reading your review, I’m am really starting to consider using Zynn in my free time.

    Thanks for posting such useful information. 

    With regards,


    • May 16, 2020 at 4:27 pm

      Hi Faiz, 

      I think I mentioned it in the review: Zynn only pays to the US and Canada residents. In the future, it may open the opportunity to other countries, but not now. 

      Thank you for asking.



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