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How to airdrop tokens in Status
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on Apr 03, 2024

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You can only airdrop tokens using the Status desktop app.

Community Owners can airdrop tokens to community and non-community members using the Status app. In airdrops, Owners distribute free tokens for different purposes, such as to reward the community, incentivize community participation, promote a new token or decentralize the token ownership.

Tokens include assets (virtual coins), collectibles and ENS names. You can airdrop assets and collectibles in Status. These can be assets you mint or import to the community.

To airdrop tokens, you can choose between the Ethereum mainnet or one of the Layer-2 networks supported by Status. Your network of choice determines the cost and speed of your airdrop campaign. For more information, check out Choose the network for your airdrop campaign.

  • Only the community owner can run airdrops.
  • If the asset you want to airdrop exists in multiple networks, you can choose the network to airdrop. Collectibles are unique digital items on a specific blockchain network.
  • To run a new airdrop campaign, you need to complete a transaction in the blockchain. As with other blockchain transactions, Owners must pay a transaction fee (gas fee). To learn more about this fee, check out Understand network fees.
  • The limit of tokens you can airdrop depends on the number of tokens you own, your wallet account balance to cover the gas fees and the block gas limit for the network where the airdrop takes place.
  • You can airdrop tokens in more than one network simultaneously. This process requires paying gas fees on each one of the networks.
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The blockchain you choose charges the airdrop transaction fees. Status doesn't charge any fee for airdrops.

Complete these three steps to airdrop tokens in Status:

  1. 1
    From the navigation sidebar, click your community.
  2. 2
    At the top of the channel sidebar, click your community logo and then click
    Airdrops
    .
  3. 3
    Click
    New Airdrop
    .
  4. 4
    For the
    What
    variable, click
    Add
    .
  5. 5
    In the token selection dialogue, choose the
    Asset
    or
    Collectible
    tab, depending on what you want to airdrop.
  6. 6
    You can choose the network for the airdrop if the token exists in multiple networks.
  7. 7
    Enter the number of tokens to airdrop and click
    Add
    .
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You can airdrop different tokens in the same airdrop campaign. After adding your token, click
Add
again under the
What
variable to add a new token.
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Next to each asset and collectible, you can see the available token supply to airdrop or the ∞ infinite symbol for tokens with infinite supply. For more information about these options, check out Mint tokens for your community.

  1. 1
    For the
    To
    variable, click
    Add
    .
  2. 2
    Choose
    ETH addresses
    or
    Community members
    .
  3. 3
    For Ethereum addresses, paste or manually enter the address hexadecimal values separated by comma (,).
  4. 4
    For community members, check the box next to the community members you want to airdrop tokens. Alternatively, check the
    Select all
    box to select all your community members. Click
    Add members
    to confirm your selection.
  5. 5
    Click
    Add
    again if you wish to include additional recipients.
  6. 6
    Optionally, turn on
    Members will receive notifications
    if you want community members to receive a notification when they receive the token. Non-members don't receive a notification.
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The airdrop recipients list can include both Ethereum addresses and community members.

The Status app calculates the total network fees after you choose the airdrop recipients.

  1. 1
    In the
    Fees
    area, verify the gas fee required by the network.
  2. 2
    Select the wallet account you want to use for the gas fee. If the airdrop includes tokens in multiple networks, you can see the gas fees required by each network.
  3. 3
    Click
    Create airdrop
    .
  4. 4
    Verify the total cost of your transaction and click
    Sign transaction
    . The airdrop campaign starts immediately.

The Status app shows the progress of the airdrop process.