WalletConnect in Exodus

Everything you need to know about connecting to dApps and Web3 apps using WalletConnect in Exodus!


In this article:


What is WalletConnect?

WalletConnect is a secure open-source tool that allows you to easily connect your wallet to dApps and Web3 apps by scanning a QR code. WalletConnect is currently supported on Exodus Mobile.

Once you're connected to the wonderful world of Web3, you can bid on NFTs, play games, participate in DeFi, and much more.

If your mobile wallet is connected to a Web3 app via WalletConnect, your Exodus address is used to initiate and confirm transactions.

To learn more about which blockchain networks Exodus Mobile supports for WalletConnect, see: Which networks does WalletConnect support in Exodus?


What are dApps and Web3 apps?

The word dApp is an abbreviation of decentralized application. DApps are apps that you interact with by using blockchain technology. There are many different kinds of dApps, from games to DeFi to NFT platforms.

A Web3 app is any application built on a blockchain. There are also many different kinds of Web3 apps.

All dApps are Web3 apps, but not all Web3 apps are dApps, because not all Web3 apps are decentralized. However, you'll often find the terms used interchangeably.

With WalletConnect in Exodus Mobile, you can connect to Web3 apps on a few networks, including Ethereum. See the full list here: Which networks does WalletConnect support in Exodus?

If you would like to learn more about dApps, Web3 apps, and DeFi, you can explore:


Which networks does WalletConnect support in Exodus?

WalletConnect is available in Exodus Mobile. You can connect to dApps and Web3 apps through WalletConnect on the following networks:

  • Ethereum (ETH)
  • BNB Smart Chain (BSC)
  • Polygon (MATIC)
  • Avalanche C-Chain (AVAX)
  • Fantom (FTM)
  • Algorand (ALGO)

How do I connect to a dApp or Web3 app with WalletConnect?

WalletConnect is available in Exodus Mobile. To see which blockchain networks are supported, visit: Which networks does WalletConnect support in Exodus?

Not all Web3 apps will work with WalletConnect in Exodus. If you encounter any errors when using WalletConnect, you can contact Exodus Support at [email protected].

Connect with QR code

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Go to the Web3 app, click Connect a wallet or Connect, and select WalletConnect as your connection method.

If you are connecting to an Algorand Web3 app, select Pera Wallet.

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After selecting WalletConnect (or Pera Wallet) as your connection method, you will be shown a QR code. To connect Exodus with the Web3 app, you can scan the QR code using Exodus Mobile.

Before you connect to a Web3 app, ensure that the QR code is kept secret and visible only to you before displaying the QR code. Never share the QR code with anyone.

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To scan the QR code, open Exodus Mobile and a) tap on the Menu icon, then b) tap Connect.

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Tap Add Connection.

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To connect, scan the Web3 app's QR code.

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After scanning the QR code, Exodus will ask for permission to connect with the Web3 app. You can a) select which portfolio you want to use, then b) Slide to approve.

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And done! Your mobile wallet is connected to the Web3 app.


Connect with mobile linking

Not every dApp and Web3 app supports connecting with mobile linking. If you can't connect with mobile linking, you can scan the QR code instead: Connect with QR code.

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In the Web3 app, tap Connect a wallet or Connect, and select WalletConnect.

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After selecting WalletConnect as your connection method, tap a) Mobile. In the search field, b) search for Exodus, and c) tap on the Exodus logo. Tap the Exodus logo to open Exodus Mobile.

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Exodus will ask for permission to connect with the Web3 app. You can a) select which portfolio you want to use, then b) Slide to approve.

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And you are done! Your mobile wallet is connected to the Web3 app.


How do I approve a request with WalletConnect?

When you use a dApp or Web3 app with WalletConnect, all transactions and requests made through the Web3 app will have to be approved from your Exodus wallet.

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When you need to approve a Web3 app request with WalletConnect, you will see a pop-up in Exodus Mobile. Here you can see the details of the request, such as the network used, the network fee, and the Exodus portfolio you are using for the Web3 connection.

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To approve the WalletConnect request, tap Approve.

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And done! The request from the Web3 app is approved.

How do I manage my connections?

You can view, edit, or delete your WalletConnect connections directly from Exodus Mobile. Here is how you can manage your connections.

How do I change the portfolio?

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To change the portfolio, open Exodus Mobile, a) tap the Menu icon, then b) tap Connect.

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Tap on the connection you want to edit.

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Tap on Connection portfolio.

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Select the portfolio you want to use with the Web3 app.

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To save your changes, click Save.


How do I remove a Web3 app connection?

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To remove a connection, open Exodus Mobile, a) tap on the Menu icon, then b) tap Connect.

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If you want to remove all your connections, a) click Disconnect all. If you want to remove a specific Web3 app, b) tap the connection you want to remove, then c) tap the Remove icon.

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To confirm, tap Remove.


How do I change the network for my connection?

If a Web3 app supports multiple networks, you can change the network you're using. To see which networks WalletConnect supports in Exodus, visit: Which networks does WalletConnect support in Exodus?

It is not possible to change the network for Algorand connections.

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a) Tap on the Menu icon, then b) tap Connect.

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Tap the connection you want to edit.

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To change the network of the connection, tap on the network you are currently using.

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Then choose the network you want to switch to. This will only work if the Web3 app supports the selected network.

To see which networks WalletConnect supports in Exodus, visit: Which networks does WalletConnect support in Exodus?

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To save the changes, tap Save.


How can I view my WalletConnect transaction history?

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To view your WalletConnect transaction history, open Exodus Mobile, a) tap on the Menu icon, then b) tap Connect.

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Tap the History icon in the top right corner.
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Here you can view your WalletConnect transaction history. Tap any transaction to see more details.

How do I manage NFTs purchased with WalletConnect?

The NFT Gallery in Exodus supports NFTs on the Ethereum and Solana networks. If you use WalletConnect to purchase an NFT on any other network, the NFT will not show in Exodus, and you won't be able to send the NFT from your Exodus wallet.

NFTs on unsupported networks can be managed directly from a Web3 app with WalletConnect, as many Web3 NFT platforms support viewing and sending NFTs directly from the Web3 app.

Only connect to Web3 apps that you trust. To learn more about how to stay safe with WalletConnect, visit: What can I do to help myself stay safe when using WalletConnect?

If you purchased an NFT with WalletConnect on the Ethereum or Solana networks, you can view your NFT in your Exodus NFT Gallery. To learn more about NFTs in Exodus, visit: NFTs in Exodus.


What can I do to help myself stay safe when using WalletConnect?

Never make a connection with your 12-word secret recovery phrase

When setting up WalletConnect with a dApp or Web3 app, WalletConnect will never ask you to enter your 12-word secret recovery phrase or any of your private keys. If a website or Web3 app asks you to enter your 12-word phrase or private key, it is a scam.

Never share your 12-word secret recovery phrase or private keys with a Web3 app!


Do your own research

Only connect to trusted dApps and Web3 apps. DApps and Web3 apps are third-party platforms, and not managed or monitored by Exodus. Exodus can't vouch for the safety or security of any third party.

Before connecting to a Web3 app, make sure you do your own research and familiarize yourself with the Web3 app, so you know the features and the potential risks of using it.

To read more about the safety and security when using dApps and Web3 apps, visit: Safety and security for DeFi and Web3.

Be sure to personally verify the authenticity of any third-party website or app before accessing it. Never connect WalletConnect with any Web3 app you do not trust, and be careful of fake websites and phishing attempts. Always check that you are using the official website.

For more information on this topic, visit: Watch out for spoofs of legitimate websites.

It's always recommended to check that the Web3 app you are connecting to is trusted and that you have accessed it with the correct URL.


Good security practices when using WalletConnect

When you are in the process of connecting WalletConnect to a dApp or Web3 app, keep the QR code secret and make sure that you are the only one viewing the QR code.

After each session of using WalletConnect, it is a good security practice to disconnect from the Web3 app by removing the connection. You can always reconnect if you want to use the Web3 app again.

For more information on safety and security, you can visit WalletConnect's article: WalletConnect FAQ.

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