[Tutorial] A Simple Guide to Exodus Wallet (Updated April 2019)

As arguably one of the simplest, but most powerful software wallets available today, Exodus has quickly become a crowd favorite in the cryptocurrency community, despite being one of the newer wallets released. 

Featuring several useful features built right into the app, including portfolio tracking, support for almost 100 different digital assets and an incredibly simple exchange interface, Exodus is a wallet software suitable for users of all experience levels.

As it stands, Exodus is available for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux, and is updated on a regular basis, with new digital assets being added with each release.

How to Install and Use Exodus (Basic)

Step 1: The first step to using the Exodus wallet is the simplest — installation. First, you’ll need to head over to the official website, click the ‘Download’ button in the top right.

Step 2: On the download page, select and download the installer appropriate for your computer. For this tutorial we will be installing Exodus on Mac OS, so will be downloading the Mac App.

Step 3: Once Exodus has finished download, open the file location where it was saved to, and begin the installation process. On Mac OS you will need to double click the .dmg file to open the installation prompt, whereas on Windows this will be a .exe file.

Step 4: Follow the installation prompt to install Exodus wallet to your device. On Mac OS this will involve dragging the Exodus application into the Applications directory, whereas on Windows you will need to click run and select an install location.

Step 5: Once the installation is complete, open Exodus and it will automatically generate wallets for all supported cryptocurrencies. Immediately after opening, you will be presented with the portfolio screen, which shows the total value of your digital assets, here you will be able to track the performance of your portfolio using the helpful graphs generated by Exodus.

Step 6: After installing Exodus you will be able to send and receive close to 100 different digital assets by selecting the ‘Wallet’ section on the left. This will pull up all of your wallets, which will be arranged in order, starting with the highest value. If you cannot see the wallet you are looking to interact with, search for it using the search bar as shown.

Step 7: After selecting the asset you’re interested in, you will be able to view your wallet address, along with its corresponding QR code by clicking the ‘Receive’ button, whereas clicking the ‘Send’ button will pull up the options needed to send a payment, including recipient address and a field to enter the amount you wish to send.

Optional Step: When installing Exodus it will not be protected by a password, meaning anybody who has access to your computer could access your Exodus wallet. If you are looking for some additional security, we recommend adding a password by selecting the Backup tab. Here you will be able to select a password for your Exodus wallet, as well as generate a 12-word backup phrase to recover your wallet should it be necessary.

Want to squeeze even more functionality out of your Exodus wallet? Check out the rest of our Exodus wallet tutorials to learn how to enable developer mode, exchange your cryptocurrencies and more!

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