Why Yangaplug Isn’t Legit & What to Do

We all are looking for legit apps that will pay to do small tasks online. Unfortunately, while there are legit ones, some are not worth your time and effort. Today, we will be reviewing Yangaplug to see if this is an app you want to install on your phone in the first place. Yangaplug is really good with its publicity, including reaching out to celebs and popular TikTok profiles to recommend their app. But is this app as good as publicized? Probably not, and we’ll find out.

Like many of us, you came across Yangaplug’s advert. Their good storytelling and catchy video ads caught your attention, and you decided to download and see for yourself. Well, we all fell for it. If you have not funded your wallet, you probably shouldn’t yet. Use this honest review to make your decision.

Is Yangaplug Legit?

Yangaplug is a legit app, and the whole idea behind it is commendable. With this app, you can buy data bundles, earn money from social tasks, manage your bills, and make some virtual payments. Yangaplug proudly tags itself, “The plug for all digital transactions.” Unfortunately, this app fails to meet expectations.

First, if you download Yangaplug app and fund your wallet, you will wait a long time for the money to reflect. So, for a 21st-century app, this app isn’t reliable if what you need is an ‘instant’ transaction. This is the primary reason a lot of users have described Yangaplug as a ‘useless app’.

If you still feel uncertain and would like to try things out yourself considering all its promises, don’t install this app with high expectations. Otherwise, you will regret your action, and find yourself saying, “Yangaplug doesn’t deserve even one star.” As we’ve said, it’s not a perfect app, especially when you have to wait for hours before the money you sent to your account is credited.

As for freelance tasks, you will see some but it isn’t high-paying. It’s typically social media tasks. You can sign up as both a buyer and a freelancer. As a buyer, when you pay, the freelancers do the job and earn money. If what you are looking for is a more reliable app to earn money, go for TimeBucks. We’ve talked about a similar app, Hawkit, but even this one has a lot of improvements to do.

Lastly, Yangaplug charges 10 naira per transaction. For some people, that’s a lot of money. And by standards, compared to regular apps, this is expensive. That means you’ll be paying 100 naira for ten transactions.

How Does Yangaplug Work?

This app is built for four things:

  1. Buy data and airtime
  2. Pay bills
  3. Create a virtual dollar card
  4. Pay and get paid for small social media tasks

Let’s go through each of them quickly.

So, the first usefulness of Yangaplug is that you can use it to buy data and airtime. If you are not good at spotting cheap data deals on MTN, Glo, Airtel, or 9Mobile, then use Yangaplug. There is nothing so out-of-this-world about its data bundles. However, they are sometimes cheaper than the regular bundles normally offered by your network. The bundles are valid for 30 days.

The second is that Yangaplug can pay your bills. It isn’t a revolutionary feature since most traditional bank apps already allow you to manage your bills in-app. Examples are Wema ALAT, GT Bank, etc. If you are not okay with using your bank app for your bills, then Yangaplug app can handle your electricity units, cable TV subscriptions, airtime purchases, etc.

The third use, which a lot of people may not even need is the virtual dollar card. Yanga’s rate is also expensive. Perhaps Yangaplug didn’t need this feature in the first place (except to pay for Netflix, etc.), but is it reliable? Not really. It’s better you use apps like Geegpay and Grey.

Finally, you can use Yangaplug to pay workers to do small social tasks or get paid to do the tasks yourself. You’re actually able to withdraw the commission you accumulate but the process isn’t friendly at all. If you have a better-paying thing to do, this will be some kind of time waster, and not worth it.

How to Use Yangaplug App

It’s simple to get started and use. Just follow these few steps:

  1. Download and install Yangaplug app from the Google Play or Apple App store.
  2. Sign up on the app with your personal information.
  3. Add funds to buy airtime or pay bills. You can also sign up as a freelancer where you get to do social media tasks and get paid.

Unfortunately, you may face difficulties funding your Yangaplug app. For example, after being debited, you might have to wait for a long time for the money to reflect. It’s as if manually updates the balance, which isn’t reasonable in the 21st century.

Pros and Cons


  • Available on Apple App and Google Play stores.
  • You’ll actually see tasks to do but they don’t come often.
  • Pay bills online.
  • Buy cheaper data.
  • Friendly user interface.


  • Yangaplug has so many bugs.
  • The money you deposit may or may not reflect on your account after you have been debited.
  • Your balance takes days to reflect your funds.
  • Unresponsive customer support.
  • Takes longer to review submitted tasks if you sign up as a freelancer.
  • Expensive foreign currency rates.

Is Yangaplug Worth It?

This decision is yours to make. In this Yangaplug review, we have covered the major problems of the app that affect our experience. Hopefully, Yangaplug will be able to work on improving these aspects, and the app will be really worth it.

Have you read this review from the start? You have seen the primary concerns highlighted. If these are things you can accommodate or contain, then Yangaplug is worth it. Otherwise, it’s not the app for you.


If you are going to download Yangaplug app, don’t do so with high expectations. Keep your expectations minimal, and expect possible delays when funding your account. If you are signing up to earn as a freelancer, the review process takes time, and you might sometimes be short-paid if the app thinks you did not do your tasks.

Overall, Yangaplug gets a 3-star rating for both Android and iOS. This isn’t great for an app that manages your money.

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