New Bobchat Feature: Send and Receive Funds and Hotspots via Bobchat!

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Download the Bobber App in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store to try out these new features today!

You can now send and receive tokens and hotspots via the Bobber App using Bobchat! Whether you are trading tokens with a friend, selling a hotspot to a third party, or paying out a hotspot host their monthly token share you can now do so quickly and easily from within the Bobber App!

Simply start a chat by searching for a hotspot or entering a wallet name and within a few quick taps, you can complete your transaction. Both parties will see details of the transaction right in the Bobchat window and the receiving party will be able to see this even if they are offline at the time of sending.

Sending Funds

Confirm you've linked the Helium Wallet app with the Bobber App by verifying the tile on the main screen shows "Unlink Helium Account" then start a Bobchat by clicking the Bobchat icon at the bottom of the screen.

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Select an existing chat from list or search for a Hotspot using the "Hotspot Search" button. You can also enter a Wallet name directly by typing it in the search bar and tapping the Create Chat button.

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Select the correct wallet name from the list to begin a Bobchat with that wallet.

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In the chat, tap the plus button to add an attachment, then tap Send Token to start a token transfer.

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The Helium Wallet App will open, authenticate using the PIN or fingerprint.

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Tap on "Send HNT" to open the token selector and select the token you want to send from the list. Enter the desired token amount to send and note the fee amount, then click Confirm.

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Tap Pay, then swipe to authorize the transaction.

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You can now see the transaction in the chat. NOTE: This will show in the chat for offline users even if they are not online at the time of sending. You can tap on the transaction to view the transaction details.

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Your funds were sent successfully! NOTE: As with all transactions, the blockchain will need to confirm the transaction before it will show as finalized in the recipient's wallet, typically within 30 minutes.

Transferring Hotspots

Confirm you've linked the Helium Wallet app with the Bobber App by verifying the tile on the main screen shows "Unlink Helium Account" then start a Bobchat by clicking the Bobchat icon at the bottom of the screen.

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Select an existing chat from list or search for a Hotspot using the "Hotspot Search" button. You can also enter a Wallet name directly by typing it in the search bar and tapping the Create Chat button.

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Select the correct wallet name from the list to begin a Bobchat with that wallet.

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In the chat, tap the plus button to add an attachment, then tap Transfer Hotspot to start a hotspot transfer.

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Select the hotspot you wish to transfer from the list.

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Type the name of the hotspot into the name field to confirm you wish to proceed with the transfer, and tap Continue Transfer. Confirm the hotspot name and wallet name are correct, and tap Transfer Hotspot.

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The Helium Wallet App will open, authenticate using the PIN or fingerprint. If you are sure you wish to proceed with the transfer, tap Confirm.

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You can now see the transfer in the chat. NOTE: This will show in the chat for offline users even if they are not online at the time of sending. You can tap on the transfer to view the transaction details.

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Your hotspot is now transferred successfully! NOTE: As with all transactions, the blockchain will need to confirm the transfer before it will show the hotspot in the recipient's wallet, typically within 30 minutes.

Things to Note

  • If you store your funds on a hardware wallet/in cold storage, the Bobchat token transfer feature can be used to send from your cold storage wallet, however you'll need to first open the Helium Wallet app and pair your hardware wallet device. Then you will be able to switch back to the Bobber App and send via Bobchat!
  • You won't be able to use Bobchat to transfer a hotspot from a cold storage wallet. This is because you cannot link the cold wallet to the Bobber App as the Helium Wallet app does not have access to the cold wallet's private key. Only the hardware wallet device is able to have access to the private key. This is by design, as preventing any other devices or apps from accessing the private key is what affords you the security of a hardware wallet.
  • You won't be able to send funds or transfer hotspots between your own wallets, even if you un-link one from the Bobber App and link a different one. Bobchats can only be sent to wallets not logged into on your current device. If you need to send funds or transfer hotspots between your wallets, use the Helium Wallet app.
  • Before sending tokens or transferring a hotspot, be sure you know who you're sending to and that you truly want to send! Due to the nature of blockchains, transactions cannot be cancelled or edited once submitted and if you accidentally send funds or a hotspot to the wrong wallet, there is nothing Bobcat, Nova Labs, or anyone else can do to reverse this! The only way to get it back would be for the receiving wallet to purposefully transfer it back to you as they are now the rightful owners as far as the blockchain is concerned (the hotspot or funds would be tied to their wallet now).

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