Delegating the Steem Power. Surfer Tips #10.

in esteem •  4 months ago

In this series of posts we are presenting current feature set (hidden gems) that eSteem Surfer is offering. Each post includes GIF animation with explanation to guide a reader through the process of using it. Note that these features are being improved constantly, you might notice some changes/additions in future releases.


What is Delegation

Delegating Steem Power (SP) means a user could lease SP to another user. This could be used in many different cases. Suppose one has a lot of Steem Power but have no time to search for a great articles, read and reward others. This Power will stay unused and nobody would benefit. In this case you can share your SP to those who are ready to spend time surfing and curating the Steem and anytime you can get your SP back if you want.

Here is a transcript of the video above.


Open your Wallet page and find Vesting menu in the right side.


Click on Delegate and you will see the Delegation screen.


Then enter the username tho whom you wish to delegate your Steem Power in the To field and choose any amount of SP to delegate using the slider. Click Send button.

In our sample we are delegating 2.003 SP from @inspirations to @esteemapp account.


You will be asked for the PIN code prompt and once you're done you will see Transaction is broadcasted message meaning that it is written to the blockchain and you are delegated your SP successfully.


Refresh your Wallet page to see the changes. You will see some number/link with minus -4.028 SP in our example in your wallet under Steem Power section. Clicking on that number will open Delegated Vesting Shares window where you can see to whom you've delegated your Power and to get your Power back when needed.


If you are taking back your SP it will come back only after 7 days. This made to prevent Steem Power usage abuse schemes like one is delegating the power, upvoting draining the battery to 0% and taking the delegation back.

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Delegation made easy. Wow

Very useful information for all beginner steemit.

Thank you @esteemapp and @good-karma

Thank you for sharing, by reading your postings, I so know how to delegate the sp to another user. Once again thank you very much friend


Hi @hermanlc! I`m here to help :) If you want to delegate, please make a comment (for example replay to this one) like this:
I want to delegate X sp to @user
Where X is the amount of SP and @user is the steem user you want to delegate to. For example:
I want to delegate 100 sp to @esteemapp
@tipU will answer with a delegation link. Hope this helps!:)

With us delegating steem's power to friends for example. Is there any effect on the curation we get? I mean isn't that reducing our curation if it's possible we have free time to write a post? Please explain @esteemapp. I still do not understand this. Thank you


If you delegate some STEEM POWER to your friend you will not able to use it unless you take it back. Because you gave it to your friend as a lease. Your friend will get more out of his/her curation with newly delegated power but you will not get anything out of that. Moreover you will see minus of STEEM POWER in your wallet.

Mainly this could be useful if you have steem power but you are too busy and have no time to vote so you can delegate your power to your friend who have time and he will utilize your strengh for his profit. Once you come back from vacation or have time you can take back (undelegate) your delegation but you should wait for 7 days to have it back.

You can check Delegated Steem Power section in Steemit FAQ for more info.


Thank you for your information @esteemapp, as a new steemian of course I have a lot to learn. Your information is very useful to me. I will check my Steemit FAQ now to read about this.

I just downloaded the app today!

Thanks for your contribution :)

Thanks! Following.

You made the delegation of the SP very easy. This will bring many benefits to everyone.

to add a very important wallet is always done.

This is really nice... Simple and easy.
Great jobs guys

I am going to buy Steem than I will give it a go to test how it goes sounds good following you on YouTube as well now to get updates thanks for great share.

Thank you, as earlier i heard this term but now only i understood what and how to delegate in steemit


Hi @rupjo82! I`m here to help :) If you want to delegate, please make a comment (for example replay to this one) like this:
I want to delegate X sp to @user
Where X is the amount of SP and @user is the steem user you want to delegate to. For example:
I want to delegate 100 sp to @esteemapp
@tipU will answer with a delegation link. Hope this helps!:)

This is information and a great innovation for Steem-based applications. Now, delegates will
always easy to continue. Thank you for this good-karma.

But ... what do you think about someone who has an account that has more than one account, is he including someone who cheated on this steemit esteem.

Good information !

This looks very cool....I must go and try use it soon.
Every day this app go more big and good... and it is easy to use now.
And hi from Estonia...I hope there same warm day like here +28 :))


This is a great innovation for a STEEM-based app like @exteemapp. Now, delegation will be made easy. Thank you on this.

I am still a bit confused in this regard, especially the Vest's own understanding. while we use steem and then become a vest. I wait for the translation first to facilitate my calculation. thanks @esteemapp

This post is important for me

espero contar con su visita y apoyo,saludos desde venezuela,siempre lo visito igual que a good karma ,hasta luego

Nice please support me upvote same doing thise work 👬👬👬👬

sorry I @fad. saleh17 want to ask, isn't any of my postings in esteem, esteemapp can always reward of 10%, but why every posting I never @esteem the response?do I have to remove this app from android I? please confirm, thanks

Can @esteemapp explain why everytime I post via the esteem, so why esteemapp can redeem reward of 10% but esteemapp never response my post, please explain thanks ...


Hi, Please read our FAQ to find answer to your questions and also we cannot respond each and every single post made from eSteem but our moderators trying to be more active and responding.


Thank you for your information, ok if so from now on I will delete my esteem from android app, thanks for the confirmation of his