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How to send bitcoin

There comes a point when you need to make an outgoing transaction from your Samourai Wallet. This is called a send.

Samourai can get pretty fancy with different types of sends, but we'll keep it simple here. 

Quick Scan

If you have a QR code of the recipient's bitcoin address, the quickest way to send is to tap the Scanner icon in the toolbar on the Main screen in Samourai. This will activate the camera and scanner.  Focus the camera on the QR code until it successfully scans.

Recipients using this method often encode the exact BTC amount to be sent directly into the QR code, making the process even easier. 

If there is no BTC amount auto-filled after scanning, simply enter the amount you wish to send manually. 

Manual Send

To get to the Send Screen without activating the Quick Scan camera simply tap the blue '+' button on the bottom right of the main balance and transactions screen. Then, press the red 'Send' button. This will open the Send Screen. 


The Send Screen

On the send screen, you can activate the QR scanner by pressing the Scanner code icon in the toolbar. You can also manually paste any bitcoin address into  the 'To' field.

Once a valid address and send amount are entered in, the "Review Transaction" button at the bottom will no longer be grey, and will become blue. Tap it to continue to the review screen.


Review the Transaction

Double check that the bitcoin address and amount are correct. 

Use the fee slider to increase or decrease the transaction priority. The lower the priority, the longer it will take for the transaction to confirm. Increase the fee for more urgent transactions that need to be confirmed quickly.

Provided you have enough bitcoin to cover the send amount a green 'SEND' button will appear across the bottom of your screen. Tap it to continue. You will be asked to confirm the send one last time. Press OK to broadcast the send to the bitcoin network and wait for at least one confirmation.


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