The BitPay and Copay wallets give you the option to adjust the fee schedule. This isn’t a manual fee that allows you to set the exact amount of satoshis. Instead, the BitPay and Copay wallets use ‘estimatefee’ from Bitcoin Core. As defined by Bitcoin ABC, ‘estimatefee’ sets a fee that should include your transaction in an appropriate number of blocks dependent on the fee schedule you assign.
Setting the fee rate policy only changes the fee for P2P transactions. Any time you pay an invoice through Payment Protocol, the fee is set by the invoice and based on the merchant’s preferences.
To adjust the transaction fee, follow the below steps:
- From the home screen of the app, click on the gear icon on the tabs bar at the bottom.
2. Click on Bitcoin network fee policy.
There are 5 policies which range from Urgent all the way to Super Economy. Urgent will try to include your transaction within the next 2 blocks. Super Economy will try to include your transaction within the next 4 hours. You can see the current satoshis/byte that each fee will use for this transaction and decide which fee is best for your situation. After you have selected the desired fee, you can click the back arrow on the top left and return to the home screen.
You can also change the fee level on the confirm step of sending a transaction, as illustrated below. When you change the fee on this page, it only affects the current transaction.
Select the fee that best suits your requirements.
The fee changes will be reflected on the confirmation screen.