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Run the Status app for the first time
jorge-campo
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on Apr 17, 2024

Status app is currently in beta stage
The Status app is currently in its beta stage. This means the application is still undergoing active development, and certain features described in this document may function differently or be unavailable within the app.

When you run Status for the first time, the app creates a pair of cryptographic keys representing your Status identity. Unlike centralized apps, Status doesn't rely on your username or email address to identify your profile. Instead, it uses your private and public keys.

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To understand how these cryptographic keys work and how they protect your data and privacy, check out Understand your Status keys and recovery phrase.

If you want to create your profile from an existing recovery phrase, check out Create a Status profile using a recovery phrase. If you're going to use a Keycard to create your profile, check out Create a Status profile using a Keycard.

  1. 1
    Open the Status app and tap
    I'm new to Status
    .
  2. 2
    On the following screen, select
    Generate keys
    .
  3. 3
    Customize your Status profile with your preferred name, profile picture and colour, and tap
    Continue
    .
  4. 4
    Enter and confirm your password and tap
    Confirm password
    .
  5. 5
    Configure your device's biometrics (fingerprint, face or other) to fill in your password. If you want to enable biometrics later, tap
    Maybe later
    .
  6. 6
    On the
    profile identifiers
    screen, you can learn more about your Status profile or tap
    Skip
    to finish the profile setup.
  7. 7
    Tap
    Start using Status
    .

To protect your Status data and funds, back up and secure your recovery phrase immediately after creating your profile.

caution
Status doesn't know your password and can't reset it for you. If you forget your password, you may lose access to your Status profile and wallet funds. Remember your Status password, keep it in a safe place and don't share it with anyone.

  1. 1
    On the
    Create profile
    screen, set your profile name. Don't use special characters or emojis.
  2. 2
    Tap the
    Camera
    in your avatar and set a profile picture. To add your profile picture, you must authorize the Status app to access your camera or photo gallery.
  3. 3
    Choose a profile colour.
  4. 4
    Tap
    Continue
    to complete your profile customization.
tip
You can customize additional profile options in your Status settings.
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Your Status profile and messages are temporarily saved in the Waku
peer-to-peer network and stored permanently on your device. They are not saved on the blockchain or transmitted via the Ethereum network.