Recover older wallet

I am trying to import an older wallet from when the recovery key was 16 words long. I am unable to import it though and it shows an error message that seed phrase must be 24 words long.

I have about $600 in BATs on this wallet so I’d rather not lose it. Are wallets not backward compatible?

Hi @tlivings,

Welcome to community! Have you tried following these steps? - https://support.brave.com/hc/en-us/articles/360020673191-How-do-I-back-up-or-Restore-my-Wallet-in-Brave-.