What is a seed phrase? Also known as a "Recovery phrase" this 12 (or 24) sequence of words stores the private keys to your crypto wallet. You can use this phrase with any other compatible wallet to import your private keys and view your funds. (Compatible wallets will be listed as "BIP44 protocol" wallets).
IMPORTANT: Anyone who knows your seed phrase has full access/control of your funds. When viewing your seed phrase, please do so in private. Write down your seed phrase and store it in a secure place. This will ensure you can backup your wallet if needed. ShapeShift takes no responsibility of any funds lost for careless management of your seed phrase. ShapeShift does not have access to your seed phrase, ever. We are a non-custodial platform.
Viewing Your Seed Phrase
1. Click the menu button at the top left hand side of the app.
2. Click the ˅ symbol at the top of the menu.
3. Select the Connected Wallet.
4. Click "Back up my wallet".
5. You can now view your 12 word secret recovery phrase by clicking "Show Words".