Getting started with Exodus
Welcome to Exodus— a self-custody cryptocurrency wallet designed to empower you with financial autonomy!
To experience all the features Exodus has to offer, download your free self-custody wallet today.
In this article:
- What is Exodus?
- Is Exodus a self-custody wallet?
- Do I need the internet to use Exodus?
- How do I keep my wallet safe?
- How do I learn more about crypto?
- Where is Exodus available?
- Getting started with Exodus
- How do I download and install Exodus?
- How do I back up my wallet?
- How do I swap crypto?
- How do I buy and sell crypto?
- How do I send and receive crypto?
- How do I earn rewards?
- How do I collect and display NFTs?
- How do I connect to dApps and Web3 apps?
- How do I contact Exodus Support?
What is Exodus?
Exodus is a self-custody crypto wallet that supports more than 250 cryptocurrencies.
No account sign-up is required because Exodus runs locally on your device. You control your assets through the 12-word secret recovery phrase and private keys that are generated when you first open your wallet.
You can start using your wallet right away. You can buy some crypto or receive crypto from another platform.
Instead of an email and password combo, what identifies your wallet and your funds is your 12-word secret recovery phrase.
Your secret recovery phrase is the most important part of your wallet! Make sure you write it down and store it safely offline.
Is Exodus a self-custody wallet?
Yes, Exodus is a self-custody wallet, also known as a non-custodial wallet. This means that you, and only you, have full access to and control over your 12-word secret recovery phrase and private keys.
There's a saying in crypto: "Not your keys, not your coins." Exodus is all your keys, all your coins.
Exodus can't access your secret recovery phrase or your private keys, and Exodus can't see your transaction history either.
If you're curious to learn more about this, you can visit: What information does Exodus have access to?
Do I need the internet to use Exodus?
Yes, Exodus requires an internet connection to send and receive blockchain assets.
Exodus uses market information to give you real-time updates on the value of your portfolio. If you lose access to the internet you can still open Exodus and view your portfolio, but pricing information might not be up-to-date.
You will not be able to send, receive or use the Exodus app to swap blockchain assets using our third-party exchange API providers while your wallet is offline.
How do I keep my wallet safe?
As a non-custodial wallet, Exodus gives you the power to control your digital wealth. This is why we do not store any of your personal information, or your wallet files, on our servers. This way nobody will ever be able to freeze, seize, or access your funds.
This is true financial sovereignty.
This is also why being security-minded is vital. You have all the power but also the full responsibility for your crypto. Your wallet files are stored under heavy encryption, but your wallet is only as secure as the device it is running on.
The most important thing to learn about your wallet is how to keep your funds safe.
How do I learn more about crypto?
If you're new to crypto, our dictionary is a great place to start! Learning the lingo is essential to understanding the industry.
Find crypto terms and their definitions, and get up to speed on crypto slang here: Exodus crypto dictionary.
Where is Exodus available?
- If you have a laptop or desktop computer, you can download Exodus Desktop
- If you have a mobile phone or tablet, you can download Exodus Mobile
- To experience Web3 from a Chrome-based browser, download Exodus Web3 Wallet
Or make it a trifecta and download all 3!
Getting started with Exodus
Cool things you can do with your brand new Exodus wallet!
Mobile tutorial video
Desktop tutorial video
Web3 Wallet tutorial video
How do I download and install Exodus?
You can download all versions of Exodus on supported platforms from our website here: Download Exodus.
- Exodus Web3 Wallet
- Exodus Desktop
- Windows 64-bit
- Mac M1/M2
- Exodus Mobile
For operating system requirements, visit: What operating systems is Exodus supported on?
If you'd like some extra help installing Exodus, you can check out: How do I install Exodus?
How do I back up my wallet?
The most important thing you can do is back up your wallet by writing down your 12-word secret recovery phrase. If you have your secret recovery phrase, you will always have access to your funds.
Backing up your wallet by writing down your secret recovery phrase will allow you to restore your wallet on another device at any time: How do I restore from my 12-word secret recovery phrase?
You only need to back up your wallet once. Writing down your secret recovery phrase will ensure that you can regain access to your crypto if you get a new device, or if your phone or computer breaks, gets stolen, or is lost.
Write down your 12-word secret recovery phrase on paper and store it safely offline. Do not store your secret recovery phrase as an unencrypted digital copy. Storing your secret recovery phrase or private keys as an unencrypted digital copy (including as a photo) makes it easier for hackers to steal your funds.
Once you have written down your secret recovery phrase and stored it securely offline, you can set a strong password. Then every time you close Exodus, your assets and wallet files will be encrypted by your password, which is an added layer of security.
You can find out how to back up your wallet on each platform here: How do I always have access to my wallet with my 12-word secret recovery phrase?
How do I swap crypto?
With 250+ supported cryptocurrencies available to swap in Exodus, the possibilities are endless!
On Desktop, click the Swap icon.
On Mobile or Web3 Wallet, click or tap the Swap icon to get started.
One of our most popular features is Exodus Swap, the wallet's in-app feature that allows you to swap hundreds of assets!
With Exodus, you can securely swap crypto directly from your wallet via both decentralized (DEX) and centralized (CEX) third-party exchange API providers.
You can trade any supported assets with no sign-up or account creation necessary. Exodus makes it easy to swap your favorite assets from right inside your wallet.
Exchange API providers are third-party platforms. As such, Exodus cannot guarantee the performance of its products/services.
You can swap crypto with Exodus on:
In Exodus Web3 Wallet, you can swap tokens on Ethereum, Solana, and other supported networks. Currently, Web3 Wallet only supports cross-chain swaps between ETH and SOL. For information about swapping crypto on Web3 Wallet, visit: How do I swap crypto on Web3 Wallet?
How do I buy and sell crypto?
Are you starting out on your crypto journey? Or maybe you want to buy more (us too). You can also withdraw your gains to your bank account!
You can buy crypto directly in Exodus using Ramp, MoonPay, or Sardine!
- How do I buy crypto using Ramp in Exodus?
- How do I buy crypto using MoonPay in Exodus?
- How do I buy crypto using Sardine in Exodus?
Ramp, MoonPay, and Sardine are third-party platforms. As such, Exodus cannot guarantee the performance of its products/services or that the steps shown and the information provided will always be accurate.
To get started, click the Buy & Sell icon.
If you'd like more information on where to buy crypto, you can check out our guide: Where can I buy Bitcoin and other crypto?
Selling crypto with Moonpay is supported on Exodus Mobile, Exodus Desktop, and Exodus Web3 Wallet.
You can sell crypto directly in Exodus using MoonPay!
To learn more, visit: How do I sell crypto using MoonPay in Exodus?
To get started, click the Buy & Sell icon.
If you'd like more information on where to sell crypto, you can check out our guide: How do I withdraw crypto to my bank account?
How do I send and receive crypto?
You can receive any crypto that Exodus supports.
To find out if your asset is supported, as well as keep up on the latest status updates, visit: Cryptocurrency Coins Status & Assets.
Then head over to this article to find out how to enable the asset you want to receive: How do I enable and disable assets in Exodus?
For a step-by-step guide on how to receive crypto, please visit: How do I receive Bitcoin and other crypto in Exodus?
Sending crypto out of Exodus? Find our Knowledge Base guide here: How do I send Bitcoin and other crypto out of Exodus?
How do I add custom tokens?
Would you like to receive an asset that you can't find in Exodus? If it's on a supported network, you can add it as a custom token!
Find all the details here: How do I add a custom token?
How do I send and receive Bitcoin on the Lightning Network?
Did you know you can send and receive Bitcoin on the Lightning Network on in Exodus?
The Lightning Network makes sending and receiving Bitcoin fast and private, and only costs a few sats!
Discover everything Lightning Network here: Lightning in Exodus.
The Lightning Network is available on:
How do I earn rewards?
Exodus makes it easy to earn passive income on your crypto. You can earn rewards on 7 different cryptocurrencies!
To see all the assets you can stake, and start earning rewards, visit: Does Exodus pay stakes?
Earning rewards is available on:
- Exodus Mobile
- Exodus Desktop
- Exodus Web3 Wallet (supported networks)
How do I collect and display NFTs?
Do you go ape over Bored Ape Yacht Club? Over the moon about Okay Bears? Tickled pink by Taiyo Robotics? Experience all the NFTs you love in Exodus!
Receive and display NFTs on all supported networks in the Gallery!
The NFT Gallery is available on:
How do I connect to dApps and Web3 apps?
With Exodus Mobile, you can connect to dApps and Web3 apps on Ethereum and other supported networks.
Once you're connected to the world of Web3, you can bid on NFTs, play games, participate in DeFi, and much more.
Find out how to connect here: WalletConnect in Exodus.
With Exodus Web3 Wallet, you can connect to dApps and Web3 apps on Ethereum, Solana and other supported networks.
Explore games, DeFi, exchanges, collectibles, marketplaces, and more! Web3 Wallet is your portal into the entire Web3 universe.
Find all the steps to connect here: How do I connect to dApps and Web3 apps with Exodus Web3 Wallet?
How do I contact Exodus Support?
Do you still have questions? Exodus Support is here for you.
Maybe you have a question about your wallet, or you're new to crypto and would like to learn more, or you have some helpful feedback for us.
We are always happy to hear from you!
You can email us 24/7 at [email protected]. We promise a quick human response.
For all the other official ways you can get in touch, visit: How do I contact Exodus Support?
Exodus is not affiliated with any third-party platforms, external links, or any other third-party resources mentioned in this article. As such, Exodus cannot guarantee the performance of third-party products or services, or that the steps shown and the information provided will always be accurate.