• How to Use Eleⓒtrum Wallet ⓘn Mobⓘle/Desktop?

    Usability

    Desktop

    Setting up Electrum on your desktop is as easy as installing any other wallet software. However, the open-source wallet’s user interface has a very basic Windows 95 feel, which may deter beginners used to more user-friendly, gamified financial applications.

    Mobile

    Like the desktop version, the mobile version of the Electrum wallet (only available for Android) has a very basic user interface. Nonetheless, the mobile version comes with the same functionalities as the desktop version, including Lightning Network support.

    Customer Service

    Electrum is an open-source Bitcoin wallet built and maintained by dedicated open-source developers. However, there is no dedicated customer support.

    Instead, users who have questions must read through the wallet’s official documentation or reach out to the Electrum community on Twitter, Reddit, or BitcoinTalk Forum. Despite the lack of dedicated customer support, the BitcoinTalk Forum and Reddit communities seem responsive and helpful.

    Cost & Fees 

    Electrum Wallet is free to download and provides users with the ability to customize Bitcoin transaction fees.

    Users can set how many sats per byte (sat/KB) they want to pay in the advanced settings when they make a transaction. The higher the amount, the faster the transaction will be confirmed.

    Final Verdict

    Electrum is a feature-rich Bitcoin-only wallet that enables users to manage their Bitcoin securely.

    The developers who built and improved the open-source wallet focused primarily on functionality and kept its user interface basic, making it less beginner-friendly than many of today’s popular cryptocurrency wallets.

    Experienced Bitcoiners, however, will likely appreciate the wallet’s advanced functionalities and the ability to set up Lightning payment channels to send and receive payments over the Bitcoin Lightning Network.