Everything you need to know about how to import private keys into Exodus to send funds from a private key to Exodus. Learn how to import a crypto or Bitcoin private key to Exodus and send the funds from the private key to Exodus.
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A few notes about importing your private key into Exodus
This process does not actually import the private key, instead, it moves the funds from the private key's address to your Exodus wallet address. When you import a private key into Exodus a transaction is created where the funds from the private key's address are sent to your Exodus wallet. Because of this, there is a network transaction fee when importing a private key to Exodus
If you have the option to send the funds as a normal transaction, you can do so since it effectively performs the same function and the same network transaction fee would be similar
For multi-chain assets that can be stored on multiple networks, you will first need to select the correct network before the Move Funds option appears.
Exodus does not support importing Monero private keys
Exodus supports importing both compressed and uncompressed private keys
For Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, Exodus also supports importing encrypted (password-protected) private keys on Exodus Desktop
You can import the secret key for both XRP (XRP) and Stellar Lumens (XLM) in the same manner as you import a private key
How do I import a Bitcoin private key into Exodus Mobile?
In Exodus Mobile, it is possible to import a Bitcoin private key only.
First, navigate to the Bitcoin (BTC) wallet, and tap on the Settings icon.
Then, tap Add Bitcoin from Private Keys.
Paste a Bitcoin private key or scan a QR code to move the BTC from your private key into Exodus.
How do I import a private key into Exodus Desktop?
Our example shows importing a Bitcoin private key, but the process is the same for all assets.
First, navigate to the asset you'd like to import into your wallet:
For assets that run on multiple networks, you first need to select the network that matches the private key you're importing.
For multi-chain assets, a) click the drop-down menu, then b) select the correct network.
Next, click the menu in the upper right-hand corner of your wallet and select Move Funds.
Type or paste the private key and click Move Funds.
Exodus will then move the funds from the private key into your Exodus wallet.