Community Get LBRY Use LBRY on your computer or phone Frequently Asked Questions Got questions? We probably have answers! News The latest from the LBRY team and community Chat Talk with LBRY fans and team members, right now Blockchain Explorer Lookup transactions and claims on the LBRY blockchain Creators Publish to LBRY Make your content available to everyone using LBRY YouTube Partner Program Sync your content instantly and start earning Creator Questions Frequently asked questions and answers for creators lbry.fund Content Funding Get support for your latest creation Company The Team Meet the people building LBRY and why they're doing it Contact Have a question or want to connect with the LBRY, Inc. team? Credit Reports Quarterly reports on LBRY's funds Developers LBRY.tech Find a technical overview, specification, APIs, and more The Spec Read a formal technical description of how LBRY works GitHub All LBRY code is public and open-source Contributor's Guide Become a contributor to the LBRY project Menu Download

Frequently Asked Questions

How does tipping in LBRY work?

« Back to FAQ

LBRY allows you to tip and support your favorite creators.

Tips can be sent via the LBRY app or via the protocol's wallet_send command (with an associated claim id). These credits are automatically stored as associated with the content owners' claim, which helps the claim perform better in search results and be the winning vanity name claims.

How do I send a tip?

Sending tips via the LBRY app is easy. Simply go to the page of the content you want to support and click "Send a tip". sendtip

Next, you'll be prompted for the tip amount in LBRY Credits (LBC). Once you enter a value, click "Send". Mahalo! sendtip

Note: This amount will show up in your transaction list and will be deducted from your balance.

How do I redeem my tips?

When you receive a tip, the credits will come into your wallet, and you can see them in your Transaction History. However, since the credits come in as supporting a claim, they will not show in your available balance.

To have these credits show in your balance, they must be unlocked via the wallet Overview/History page. This is done by clicking the unlock icon next to Tip and then confirming your action on the following screen. Once the transaction is finalized, the icon will disappear.

Unlock tip: Unlock tip

Confirmation box: Confirmation box

See a mistake? Edit this page on GitHub.