Getting started with the Exodus Browser Extension

Everything you need to know about the Exodus Browser Extension!


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What is the Exodus Browser Extension?

The Exodus Browser Extension connects you to dApps, DeFi, and all of Web3.

Now you can interact with Web3 and DeFi with your trusted Exodus wallet. The Exodus Browser Extension is your portal to all your Web3 and DeFi adventures!

Like Exodus Mobile and Exodus Desktop, the Exodus Browser Extension is a non-custodial crypto wallet. It allows you to send, receive, and exchange crypto, as well as interact with NFTs, on all supported networks

You can also use the Exodus Browser Extension to connect to all your favorite dApps and DeFi platforms.

Ready to take off and start your DeFI adventures with Exodus? You can easily install and set up the Exodus Browser Extension by either creating a new wallet or using an existing wallet. 

For more information on how to get started, you can jump to: How do I install and set up the Exodus Browser Extension?


What are dApps and Web3?

The word dApp is an abbreviation of decentralized application. It's a term used for apps that you can connect to with a crypto wallet or interact with by using blockchain technology. There are many different kinds of dApps, from games to DeFi to NFT platforms. 

Web3 is the idea of using crypto and dApps to make the internet a place free from centralized authorities by using blockchain technology. You can think of Web3 as the World Wide Web of the crypto-sphere, and the Exodus Browser Extension as a web browser - your doorway to Web3 and beyond.

With the Exodus Browser Extension, you are able to connect to dApps on the Solana and Ethereum networks, with other networks to follow.

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


Which networks and tokens does the Exodus Browser Extension support?

Currently, the Exodus Browser Extension supports the Solana and Ethereum networks, with exciting mystery networks to follow.

You can also add custom Solana (SPL) and Ethereum (ERC20) tokens: How do I add a custom token?

If you import an existing wallet into the browser extension, all assets on the Solana and Ethereum networks will also be imported. 


Which browsers support the Exodus Browser Extension?

The Exodus Browser Extension is a Chrome-based extension and works with browsers like Google Chrome and Brave.


How do I install and set up the Exodus Browser Extension?

To get started with the Exodus Browser Extension, you will first need to install the extension in a supported browser. Please follow this guide: How do I install Exodus Browser Extension?

After installing the browser extension, you have two options to set up the wallet. You can create a new wallet, or if you already have an Exodus, Phantom, or MetaMask wallet, you can restore that wallet in the Exodus Browser Extension with its 12-word secret recovery phrase.

If you create a new wallet, please make sure that you write down your 12-word secret recovery phrase. Backing up your wallet is essential to keep your funds safe and accessible. For more information, you can jump to: How do I back up my browser extension wallet so I always have access to it?

Create a new wallet

Here is how you can create a new wallet when you open the browser extension for the first time.

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After installing the Exodus Browser Extension, open it and click Create New Wallet.
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a) Create a strong and secure password for your wallet, then b) click Next.

Please note: Don’t use a password that you’ve already used for other websites, social media, or email accounts. For more information on creating a strong password, check out this article: The importance of a good password

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Next, a) confirm your password and b) click Get Started.
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a) Check the box to confirm you have read and agreed to the Terms of Use. Then b) click Get Started.

On the confirmation screen, you can also switch on Prioritize Exodus, which can be helpful when connecting to dApps where you do not see the option to connect to Exodus. To learn more about the Prioritize Exodus feature, visit: How do I connect to a dApp if Exodus isn't on the list?

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Your wallet has now been created! Make sure you take a minute to write down your 12-word secret recovery phrase. You can follow this guide: How do I always have access to my browser extension wallet with my 12-word secret recovery phrase?

And done! You have now created your wallet. For more information on how to use the Exodus Browser Extension, see the sections here: How do I use the browser extension?

I have a wallet - restore an existing wallet

You also have the option to sync your existing Exodus wallet with the browser extension. The Exodus Browser Extension currently supports the Solana and Ethereum network. If you restore a wallet with the 12-word secret recovery phrase, assets on other networks will not be shown by the browser extension.

The Exodus Browser Extension supports 12-word phrases generated by an Exodus wallet. You can also restore a wallet with a 12-word phrase from Phantom or MetaMask in the Exodus Browser Extension.

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After installing the Exodus Browser Extension, open it and click I Have a Wallet.
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a) Enter the 12-word phrase of the wallet you want to restore, then b) click Restore.

Please note: Your 12-word phrase controls your funds, so it is important to keep it secret. Anyone with your 12-word phrase will have access to your funds, so please don’t share it with anyone, including Exodus Support!

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a) Create a strong and secure password for your wallet, then b) click Next.

Please note: Don’t use a password that you’ve already used for other websites, social media, or email accounts. For more information on creating a strong password, check out this article here: The importance of a good password

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a) Confirm your password and b) click Restore.
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a) Check the box to confirm you have read and agreed to the Terms of Use. Next, b) click Get Started.

On the confirmation screen, you can also switch on Prioritize Exodus, which can be helpful when connecting to dApps where you do not see the option to connect to Exodus. To learn more about the Prioritize Exodus feature, visit: How do I connect to a dApp if Exodus isn't on the list?

And done! You have now restored your wallet in the Exodus Browser Extension and you are ready to go. For more information on what you can do with it, see: How do I use the browser extension?

How do I back up my browser extension wallet so I always have access to it?

It is very important that you back up your wallet by writing down your 12-word secret recovery phrase. The 12-word phrase is the only way to restore your wallet on another device if you lose access to your wallet in an unfortunate event.

If you have not yet written down your 12-word phrase, here is a guide on how to back up your wallet: How do I always have access to my wallet with my 12-word secret recovery phrase?

If you want to learn more about the 12-word phrase and how it works, we have a Knowledge Base article that goes into all the details: Everything you need to know about your 12-word secret recovery phrase

Please note: Your 12-word phrase controls your funds, so it is important to keep it secret. Anyone with your 12-word phrase will have access to your funds, so please don’t share it with anyone, including Exodus Support!


How do I use the Exodus Browser Extension?

How do I send and receive crypto with the browser extension?

From the Exodus Browser Extension, you can easily send and receive Solana and Ethereum tokens.

If you want to send crypto, please see this step-by-step guide: How do I send crypto?

If you want to receive crypto in your Exodus Browser Extension wallet. you will need your receive address. Here is a detailed guide on how to find it: How do I receive crypto?

How do I use the crypto exchange in the browser extension?

Want to exchange crypto? You can easily exchange crypto on the Solana and Ethereum networks directly inside Exodus Browser Extension by using the ExoDEX exchange.

For a step-by-step guide, visit: How do I exchange assets in ExoDEX?

How can I buy crypto?

You can buy crypto directly from your browser extension wallet using Ramp!

For more information, see the following guide: How do I buy crypto using Ramp in Exodus?

For general information on how to buy crypto, check out: How can I buy crypto?

How do I connect to dApps?

Being able to connect to dApps opens up a lot of opportunities to explore the world of Web3 and DeFi. With the Exodus Browser Extension, you can easily connect your wallet to dApps and interact with dApps directly from your browser.

To see how to manage your dApp connections, please visit: How do I connect to dApps with the Exodus Browser Extension?

How do I use the address book?

You can save Solana and Ethereum receive addresses by adding contacts to your address book.

Having an address book can be very helpful if you often send crypto to the same address.

How do I create a new contact?

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a) In the Exodus Browser Extension, click on the Menu icon, then b) click Contacts.

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Click Add Contact.
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To add a contact, a) create a name for the contact you are adding. Next, b) enter the receive address. You can either add just one address to your contact, or you can add both a Solana and Ethereum address for the same contact. Double-check that the addresses you added are correct, then c) click Add.


How do I save an address after sending a transaction?

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After you send a transaction, you can save the recipient's address in your address book by clicking Save address.

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If you want to create a new contact, a) make sure that  New contact has been selected in the dropdown menu, then b) click Add. If you want to add the address to an existing contact, a) click the dropdown menu and select the contact you want to add the address to.

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If you created a new contact, you will be prompted to a) create a name for the contact you are adding, then b) click  Add. If you added the address to an existing contact, c) click Save.


I lost access to my browser extension wallet! How can I recover it?

If you lost access to your browser extension wallet, you can restore your wallet with your 12-word secret recovery phrase. 

See our guide on how to recover a wallet with your 12-word phrase here: How do I restore from my 12-word secret recovery phrase?

If you forgot your password to your wallet, here is a guide on how to reset your password with your 12-word phrase: How do I access my wallet if I forget my password?

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