eSteem FAQ updated

in esteem •  last year


This post will be kept up to date with new information and will be used inside app to help users find answers to their questions.

What is eSteem?

eSteem is a blockchain based mobile social application - powered by Steem. It was initiated and founded by @good-karma in August 2016 as an alternative interface to Steemit. Since then project has grown to much larger list of contributors.

What is Steem?

Steem is a blockchain-based social media platform where anyone can earn rewards. The Steem blockchain not only holds a cryptocurrency token called STEEM, but also content created by its users, a system to vote on that content, and many other features you would find on popular social networking sites.

What is

Steemit is a social networking website launched in 2016 by Ned Scott and Dan Larimer. The site offers a full suite of tools to manage your Steem account, discover content (much like Reddit), and create content on the Steem blockchain.


What's the difference between eSteem and Steemit?

The primary difference between eSteem and Steemit is in features they offer.
eSteem offers social experience where you can share any type of content, pictures, quick thoughts, short status updates from your mobile device through app; while Steemit encourages users to create longer blog posts/articles with an emphasis on reading. There are a lot more feature set differences which you can find some of them below or under #esteem-features tag.


Why would I choose eSteem over Steemit?

The main reason is eSteem more suitable for mobile experience. Ofcourse it really depends on your personal preferences but some of the features that stands out are:

  • Drafts
  • Bookmarks
  • Scheduling posts
  • Multiple accounts
  • Push notifications
  • In-app picture uploads
  • Quicker funds transfer
  • 50+ languages
  • 10+ currencies to view rewards in
  • Different nodes connection setup (e.g. when experiencing high overloads you can still access and use the network easily).

Using eSteem

How does eSteem work?

eSteem reads the same blockchain as Steemit, and thus the same posts, from the Steem blockchain.

How do I sign-in?

You can sign-in to eSteem by using your Account Name and Master/Main password or by using Posting and Active Private Key from the blockchain. You can use QR scanning from Advanced login option to quickly copy your private keys from your computer. If you need assistance finding your posting private key, check out this guide.

Can I create an account on eSteem?

Currently no, you cannot. To participate, you must create an account through Steemit.
The reason being that to create an account, the account needs to be given/delegated an initial amount of Steem Power to be created. eSteem currently does not have the funding to create accounts - but soon as platform evolves we will be able to provide in-app signups.


When I vote or post on eSteem, what does that do on Steemit?

Every action on either eSteem or Steemit is performed on the Steem blockchain - and in turn - on all apps powered by it. Consider them all as a wrappings or clients for Steem database (e.g. like Facebook has it's official mobile clients as well as lots of unofficial with additional options).
For example - you can read a post on eSteem, which was written by someone on Steemit or Busy and reply to it through eSteem, and then someone from chainBB could respond to you.
There are number of different apps all powered by the Steem blockchain that create one massive community of users.

Is eSteem application free to use?

eSteem application is provided for free and can be download from Apple AppStore and Google PlayStore as well as from out official Github, but there is a beneficiaries reward split where 10% of your post and comment rewards shared with eSteem project. These funds are used for further development of the application and continue to bring services for its users. Part of these funds are allocated for notification server, image hosting and other service costs. eSteem also runs encouragement, spotlight and translation programs where anyone can earn extra reward by participating. Those rewards are also part of these expenses.

How does the rewards work on eSteem?

Rewards are part of the blockchain and you can learn more about reward distribution here. On eSteem, posts and comments rewards split as follows: 65% Author, 25% Curators and 10% eSteem.


eSteem Contribution Rewards

Good karma law is always give back more than you take. So in exchange of that small 10% reward fee eSteem is offering much more to you:

  • Daily Upvotes
    Most active eSteem users can get one random posts and comments upvotes from our team curation trail.

Qualify: Each of good quality posts made through eSteem is considered for upvote, the ones that passes most of spam filters receive votes. We have more than 10 000 of daily activities using eSteem (like posts and comments) that's why we could support only best of the best and once a day maximum. Abusers and spamers are added to permanent ignore list. There are some others qualify filters like post length, user reputation, number of votes, cheetah pass etc.

  • Spotlight: Monthly Active Users Giveaway

Qualify: Just using eSteem as often as possible you are already qualifying for monthly extra rewards. eSteem is giving away 90 SBD total in 3 categories: top posters, top commenters and top earners.

  • Utopian-io contributions

Qualify: Suggest a feature, report a bug, translate eSteem to your language or suggest a better translation, create even better logo, user interface or any other graphics for eSteem, etc... Check all the contributions and contribute yourself here. You will be rewarded by upvotes from eSteem team as well as which can give you really good boost and launch you right into the trending page.

  • Giveaways & contests

To lighten up your interest to our community eSteem is regularly doing cool contests, quests and games giveaways with pretty good SDB and STEEM rewards.
Qualify: Just make sure you're following @esteemapp and @good-karma accounts and reading them daily not to miss the news about such an events.

How does multi-account work?

Multi-account feature allows you to add/login to multiple account from eSteem and use them within app. eSteem allows you to switch between accounts with ease. Each account is separate from one another and in order to operate/use one account you should select that from main menu.

How does multi-notification work?

Just as you are allowed to login and add multiple accounts on eSteem, you can also allow notifications for each account on a single device. Once you select appropriate account you can go to Settings page and enable notifications for that particular account. When you receive notification, notification title will have specific account name indicating that received notification belongs to it.


How does multi-language work?

Multi-language feature allows you to use eSteem in your own native language, it is powered by community members who are voluntarily contributed to translate interface into different languages. As of today we have eSteem in over 50 languages and more than 300 contributors.

How does multi-currency work?

Multi-currency feature gives you ability to see your post or comment rewards in your national currency. That way, you can see how your posts and comments are doing without extra hassle of currency conversion, it is handled by eSteem automatically for you.

Can I use eSteem on my computer?

Short answer is yes, very soon. Longer answer is we are actually working on eSteem desktop application and had alpha version released a year ago. It has been ported from mobile version of eSteem but now we have started to develop desktop version completely from scratch. Now it will be a brand new app for desktop devices (Mac, Linux and Windows) to give you the best ever possible experience. We call it eSteem Surfer.

Where can I learn more about each feature?

We create weekly eSteem feature set posts to give an overview of features and their usage with animated pictures. Those posts can be found under#esteem-features tag and post links are also listed under each feature set post.

Account Safety and Security

What security risks do I face by using my passwords on eSteem?

By using your Posting private key, Active private key or Main password on eSteem, the biggest risk you face is that if someone gets access to your physical device they might perform some actions on your behalf. We have PIN code security in place, if you choose to enable, can protect you from these type of situations.
Your keys will never leave your device, all transactions are generated locally and broadcasted to the network through websocket of your choice.

Where can I leave feedback or suggestions or report bugs?

You can report them either on network with post under #esteem-feedback or directly on the github issues page,, telegram or by email:

Additional Resources

Do you have questions you'd like answered?

Feel free to reply directly to this post and the original will be updated to reflect an appropriate answer.


2018/03/13 - New info and graphics added
2018/02/09 - Golos info removed and other fixes
2017/07/18 - Initial FAQ created

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Dear @good-karma,
I wanted to inform you of an opportunity that #promo-steem has for esteem and other major projects on the steem blockchain.
We are the media partners for the London Crypto Currency Show on 14th April. In return for this, we have managed to get our hands on 14,000 usd of promotional access in the form of 2 x hour long presentation seminars and one 4 x 3m exhibition stand.
Instead of using the presentation time and exhibition stand to ourselves we decided to let the major projects and notable steemians use it. So we are giving away talking spots and the opportunity exhibit at our stand for free.
This is quite a big deal since the London Crytpo Currency Show is organised by the London Investors Show, a well-established, long term investing exhibition which brings in crowds of 2,500 experienced investors through its doors at most events. This is therefore an excellent opportunity for the steem blockchain to make a strong mark at one of the premier blockchain events in the UK, and Europe basically for free.
Please see this blog for further details. I hope you are interested in either sending someone from your project to talk at one of the seminars, supporting the event or spreading the word to other major projects or notable steemians.
I look forward to hearing from you!


@starkerz , I posted a call for @good-karma and his amazing creation for the Steem Blockchain yesterday. Hopefully he can quickly check this as @elear from @utopian-io did.

Regards, @gold84

Im laughin at all the people creating STEEM mobile apps when yours far beyond anything. Esteem has and will continue to serve me well!

I like esteem application that I use often.Simple to use and very convenient.
Thanks @good-karma for these updates.

very good & so helpful post.
likes esteem & steemit a lot.


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I am the most loyal follower of esteem.
thank you @good-karma


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Thank you.

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This post is really amazing, I use this esteem app daily, as it is really comfortable.
Earlier there were some issues as the app was crashing, but it has been resolved and made much better.
I really love esteem and I use it daily nowadays.
There are so many features I just learned from this post, thank you @good-karma for such a great effort.

Good article, but still can't workout how to get my key back?

It's good to know that quality post are being upvoted though

I am very happy to use esteem application because it is convenient and makes me easier in terms of posting and of course can be taken anywhere.

I love esteem
Thank you @good-karma

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Terimakasih @good-karma

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Thank you @ good-karma
Good luck my friend

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Excellent information .I want to know more about this platform..Thank you for the post

What can I do if someone is harassing me accusing me of spamming, when I don't think I have been.

Such a wonderful post. You are doing a great work. This information is really great. I like it. Its always good to know that someone is trying to help the new comers. Thanks gor the information.
I will upvote & resteem this post.

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this is a very informative post. This information is really great. I like it. Its always good to know that someone is trying to help the new comers.... I've had a short experience in esteem, I think it's fabulous, a tool that helps the steemit addicts to stay connected all day long.thank u very much for your esteem update..good job sir.. @good-karma


I feel the same though am stuck trying to upload a photo
Help if you can thanks. Have a nice day.


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Saya suka menggunakan aplikasi esteem buatan goodkarma.
Semoga aplikasi esteem semakin meningkat penggunaannya.

#esteem by #good-karma.


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Thanks @good-karma

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I used to get my comments upvoted when using esteem but that doesn't happen any more.
It's good to know that quality post are being upvoted though.

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This really helps us in using the steemit app

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Thank you @good-karma...
I am very pleased with the presence of an esteem app...
I really hope in the future we can register an account with the application esteem...
Once again I thank you very much...

extraordinary @good-karma is very useful for us beginners, in making a good post in terms of the author.
and I still really need it in terms of writing, maybe for now I have progressed even though the information I gave is not accurate.
thank you

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Quick question to clarify, is the 10% taken out of rewards for Esteem apply to just posts, or comments as well?


Vote me

@esteem aplication is very helpful every action using steemit.
@esteem easy and simple...!!
Success to @esteem
Good luck @good-karma
Hopefully @esteem the forenfront for our progess of esteem!

What exactly is the provision of eSteem about the reputation of an account that gets your vote???
Does a low-reputation account not be worthy of attention by to the app developer even if posting it still using the eSteem application??

Should be not from the reputation of an account that is noticed so that a high reputation always take precedence, while the account with a low reputation always escape the voice of the developer, this is not that name unfair ??

Well, this should be considered again so that everyone can feel fair treated because of the attention of eSteem Application developers, especially for beginners in Steemit, because accounts that have a low reputation (beginner) will be very difficult to get the appreciation or sound from other users,especially if not paid attention by the application developer itself.

Thanks for sharing @good-karma
Will definitely give it a trial.

I must say that I love the idea of a working steemit app, but unfortunately esteem is not there yet. I get notifications on my samsung s7, however, most of the times I get the same one multiple times and that is not really a problem, but when I click on it, it brings me to the app and then it always freezes and I have to restart the app, so at the moment it is not very useful and I am using my brave browser (which works perfectly!). I hope you get the bugs out, like I said it would be great!

This is amazing i do use the esteem apps sometimes.
But all these features i never knew about that, good to know.
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Vote me

I will try to use again after stopped a while.
I had problem when I clicked post but it errored.
Hope everything is ok. I like to use this app.


Upvote me

Good job

I like esteem and thank you for update

Thanks for this! Resteemed. I miss getting upvotes from you. Haven't had any in months.😭


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we are ok to use the esteen application.

Esteem is an awesome application but it doesn't load images quickly. Great app overall.



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@munawar87 is a faithful follower of @good-karma. I grew up in Steemit for using an esteem app. thank you for the goodness @good-karma.

Kh pkoen hana vote ata loen
Loen sabe vot ata droen

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Dear my brother @good-karma
Let me translate your post into my country language (indonesia)? I think this information is very important to be understood together by the users of esteem application?
I am waiting for your confirmation, my brother @good-karma.
thank you

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this esteem app that I use often. Simple to use and very convenient both we make posts and comments
Thank you @good-karma for this update hopefully more successful

It's Very usefull.
Thanks you very much @good-karma.

I have been using esteem since I joined Steemit and I think it does have many advantages when compared to Steemit.

  1. It gives notifications. This never happens on Steemit
  2. It is easy to login at times when Steemit hangs.
  3. It is generally acceptable and compatible with almost any kind of device, facilitation it's spread and use.

Good bless you @good-karma for developing esteem




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Thank You! ⚜

Thanks for your information @good-karma. It's very usefull

Exposure (post) is very useful for those who read it.
Hope this helps us all. My greetings to @good-karma

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Thanks @good-karma

Tnx for this information and update.
I wantbto appreciate esteemapp/@good-karma for a well done jib they have been doing to me and others getting upvoted from their post even though its not consistence. From the information I got, esteem have over 1000 users to curate daily hence, upvote is not guaranteed.

Therefore, I appreciate those times I was been upvoted upon. God bless your good work @good-karma.

Happy Steeming!

I'm a fan of the esteem application for Android, certainly helps pass the long journey's into work when a laptop/desktop isn't too hand.

Keep up the good work!