Airdrop NFTs via Email with Unlock Protocol

Unlock Protocol lets you send NFTs to a user using only their email address.

By Christopher Carfi on

Long-time users of Unlock know that the Unlock dashboard contains functionality that allows someone logged in with the "Lock Manager" role to airdrop keys to a list of recipients using their wallet addresses. Did you know that you can also airdrop NFTs using someone's email address?

The email generated includes a QR code of the signed NFT the recipient can use to prove ownership, for example, when showing an NFT ticket when attending in-person events.

Here are the key items.

There is an email field on the airdrop screen

You can go into the Tools menu to airdrop. airdrop screenshot with new email field

An "email" field is included on the airdrop screen. airdrop screenshot with new email field

Additional email actions on the "Members" page

In addition to airdropping the NFT via email, lock managers have additional membership actions they can perform on the "Members" page of the dashboard:

  • Add or edit the email for a specific key
  • Send QR-code by email

airdrop screenshot with new email field

Want to go into the details and see a step-by-step walkthrough? Check out the Unlock Protocol Guide How to Airdrop NFTs by Email in the Unlock Guides.

airdrop guide

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Note: Angela Steffens contributed to this blog post