After Twitter, YouTube is next in our Value 4 Value series where we give you a quick explainer about how to use Alby to send Bitcoin to your favourite writers or artists instantly.
If you’re looking for a list of all the platforms where Alby is integrated making Value 4 Value exchange seamless, click here.
Watch the videos to know how you can send payments on YouTube to your favourite creators-
Step 1: Watch a YouTube video or visit the YouTube About of the creator you want to send bitcoin to
When Alby detects the Lightning Address, it will wake up and open its eyes-
The Lightning Address looks like an email address and is accompanied by a lightning symbol -
Here, firstname.lastname@example.org is the Lightning Address.
Step 2: Click on the Alby extension
Your wallet will drop down with the profile of the creator and the list of your recent transactions.
Step 3: Click on ‘Send Satoshis’
The details of who you’re sending the payment to and a description will appear
- Choose the number of sats you want to send
- You can leave your name, email or comment, if you see those options.* Comments can be a great way to share your appreciation, initiate conversation or leave your personal info should you wish to be contacted by the receiver.
Step 4: Click on ‘Confirm’
That’s all folks! Easy as pie. Smooth like honey.
How about you decide to check out how you can send bitcoin on various social media platforms using Alby. Remember, Lightning Addresses are interoperable. You can get one from Alby or any of these services that support it.
*You won't see these options in all cases as that depends on whether the wallet or service you are using has implemented the LNURL spec. Different wallets and services may implement different sets of protocols since these are optional. However, they maintain compatibility with each other except when a service requires a new functionality.