Getting started with the Exodus Web3 Wallet

Everything you need to know about the Exodus Web3 Wallet!


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What is the Exodus Web3 Wallet?

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

Like Exodus Mobile and Exodus Desktop, the Exodus Web3 Wallet is a self-custody 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 Web3 Wallet to connect to all your favorite Web3 apps and DeFi platforms.

Ready to start your DeFi adventures with Exodus? You can easily install and set up the Exodus Web3 Wallet 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 Web3 Wallet?


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 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. You can connect to dApps and Web3 apps with a crypto wallet like Exodus Web3 Wallet.

Web3 is the World Wide Web of the crypto-sphere, and the Exodus Web3 Wallet is your doorway to Web3 and beyond.

With the Exodus Web3 Wallet, you can connect to Web3 apps on any of the supported networks.

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


Which networks and tokens does the Exodus Web3 Wallet support?

Currently, the Exodus Web3 Wallet supports the following networks:

  • Ethereum
  • Solana
  • Polygon
  • Algorand

You can also add custom tokens on any of the supported networks. Learn how to add custom tokens by visiting the guide: How do I add a custom token?

If you import an existing wallet into the Web3 Wallet, only assets on the supported networks will show.


Which browsers support the Exodus Web3 Wallet?

The Exodus Web3 Wallet is a Chrome-based extension. You can install it on Google Chrome or Brave.


How do I install and set up the Exodus Web3 Wallet?

To get started with the Exodus Web3 Wallet, you will first need to install the extension on a supported browser. You can follow this guide: How do I install Exodus Web3 Wallet?

After installing the Web3 Wallet, you have two options to set it up. You can create a new wallet, or if you already have an Exodus, Phantom, or MetaMask wallet, you can restore it with its 12-word secret recovery phrase.

We recommend that you create a new wallet for the Exodus Web3 Wallet, because it makes it a little safer to interact with dApps and Web3 apps. To learn more about protecting your assets while connecting to third-party apps, you can read our article: Safety and security for DeFi and Web3.

If you create a new wallet, 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 Web3 Wallet so I always have access to it?


Create a new wallet

Here is how you can create a new Web3 Wallet.

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After installing the Exodus Web3 Wallet and viewing the onboarding slides in a browser tab, click Create New Wallet.

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

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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Then, open your Web3 Wallet by a) clicking the Extensions icon and b) selecting Exodus. Optionally, you can c) click the pin icon to pin it to your browser's toolbar.

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Next, a) read the Terms and Privacy Policy, then b) click Continue.

Exodus will automatically be set as your default wallet. Having Exodus as your default wallet can be helpful when connecting to dApps and Web3 apps. To learn more, visit: How do I connect to a Web3 app if Exodus isn't on the list?

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You have now successfully created your new Web3 Wallet! Make sure you write down your 12-word secret recovery phrase: How do I always have access to my Web3 Wallet with my 12-word secret recovery phrase?

For more information on how to use your new wallet, you can visit: How do I use the Web3 Wallet?


I have a wallet - restore an existing wallet

You also have the option to sync your existing Exodus wallet with your Web3 Wallet. If you restore a wallet with your 12-word secret recovery phrase, only assets on the supported networks will be shown in the Web3 Wallet.

We recommend that you create a new wallet for the Exodus Web3 Wallet, because it makes it a little safer to interact with dApps and Web3 apps. To learn more about protecting your assets while connecting to third-party apps, you can read our article: Safety and security for DeFi and Web3.

Exodus Web3 Wallet supports 12-word phrases generated by Exodus, Phantom, or MetaMask.

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After installing Exodus Web3 Wallet and viewing the onboarding slides in a browser tab, 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.

Your 12-word secret recovery phrase controls access to your funds, so it is very important to keep it secret. Anyone with your 12-word phrase can steal your crypto, 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.

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: The importance of a good password.

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a) Confirm your password and b) click Restore.

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Then, open the Web3 Wallet by a) clicking the Extensions icon and b) selecting Exodus. Optionally, you can c) click the pin icon to pin it to your browser's toolbar.

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Next, a) read the Terms and Privacy Policy, then b) click Continue.

Exodus will automatically be set as your default wallet. Having Exodus as your default browser can be helpful when connecting to Web3 apps. To learn more, visit: How do I connect to a Web3 app if Exodus isn't on the list?

Your wallet is now restored in Exodus Web3 Wallet. For more information on how to use your new wallet, you can visit: How do I use the Web3 Wallet?


How do I back up my Web3 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 funds on another device if your device is lost or stolen. 

If you write down your 12-word phrase and keep it somewhere safe offline, you will always have access to your funds.

You can find our comprehensive guide here: 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, you can see the Knowledge Base article that goes into detail here: Everything you need to know about your 12-word secret recovery phrase.


How do I use the Exodus Web3 Wallet?

How do I send and receive crypto?

From the Exodus Web3 Wallet, you can easily send and receive crypto on any of the supported networks.

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

If you want to receive crypto in your Exodus Web3 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 exchange crypto?

You can easily exchange crypto on the Ethereum, Solana and other supported networks directly inside Exodus Web3 Wallet by using ExoDEX.

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 Web3 Wallet!

For more information on how to buy crypto in Exodus, see the following guides:

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

How do I connect to Web3 apps?

Being able to connect to dApps and Web3 apps gives you the chance to explore DeFi and Web3. 

For more details, including how to manage your Web3 app connections, please visit: How do I connect to Web3 apps with the Exodus Web3 Wallet?


How do I pin Web3 Wallet to my browser toolbar?

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To pin Web3 Wallet to your browser toolbar a) click the Extensions icon and b) find Exodus. Then c) click the pin icon. 

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Now you can access Web3 Wallet from your toolbar by clicking on the Exodus logo!


How do I change my privacy settings?

In Exodus Web3 Wallet, you can adjust your privacy settings anytime. 

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In the Exodus Web3 Wallet, a) click the Profile icon, then b) click Settings.

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Click Control Privacy.

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From here you can enable or disable Share Activity. If Share Activity is enabled it helps Exodus show content in the Exodus Web3 Wallet that is relevant to your interests and preferences.

All shared activity is completely anonymous and can be disabled at any time. The anonymous data is used to enhance and personalize your Exodus experience. For more information on privacy, you can read our Privacy Policy.


I lost access to my Web3 Wallet! How can I recover it?

If you lost access to your Web3 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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