Hey Incognito users,
We’re excited to introduce a new feature that allows you to shield ETH/ERC20 tokens into Incognito right from your personal crypto wallet. This works best on Metamask and Trust Wallet, the two best ones among wallets supporting the WalletConnect protocol. In case you don’t know yet, WalletConnect is an open protocol for connecting wallets (e.g. Metamask, Trust Wallet, etc) to dApps (e.g. Incognito app). You can also find the exhausted list here.
The following is a demonstration of how to use the feature:
You can also find a step-by-step walkthrough on the topic. This is the user guide for the staging app version we published last week but still applicable for the official one.
There are a few important notes you need to be aware of while using the feature:
With the feature, you will be able to shield ETH/ERC20 tokens in a decentralized manner and will no longer need to send funds to a temporary address managed by the Incognito team. In other words, you control your funds along with the possibility of boosting up a stuck transaction during Ethereum’s congestion yourself.
It is still beta and works best on iOS devices. On some Android devices, it’s unstable, we’ve tried our best to bring it to the same stability level as iOS’s but it’s a bit tricky since it requires interaction between the Incognito app and an external wallet via WalletConnect protocol. Unfortunately, we cannot control the connections as well as the behavior of external apps so once you encounter an issue, please kill both apps and retry again.
On Android devices, please turn off saving battery mode that may restrict background data. Technically, this mode may kill connections between apps to WalletConnect’s bridge server once one of the apps goes background.
Please give this a try and share your thoughts.