There are other cryptocurrency wallets available, but MetaMask is one of the most popular. It’s straightforward and adaptable. It can be used to purchase and sell tokens on decentralized exchanges (DEXs), as well as access a variety of DeFi apps (dApps).
MetaMask is available as an extension for your browser or as an app for cellphones (iPhone and Android). To use it in a browser, you’ll need Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Brave, or Microsoft Edge. Go to the MetaMask download page to get started.
Chrome will be used as the browser for this explanation. The download and installation procedures for Firefox are relatively similar. MetaMask operates the same regardless of the browser once installed. Click “Install MetaMask for Chrome” on the download screen (or your browser of choice.)
You should be directed to the Chrome Web Store in a new tab. MetaMask will be available for installation in the upper right corner. “Add to Chrome” is selected.
A new window will appear. To begin, use the “Get Started” button. You will now select “Create a Wallet.” Select the “Import wallet” option if you already have a wallet.
If you have MetaMask installed on your phone, you can utilize the “Import wallet” feature to connect your computer and phone wallets. If you wish to use MetaMask on numerous browsers on various machines, you can do the same thing. On the next page, you’ll be asked to accept MetaMask’s user agreement.
To proceed, either choice can be chosen. You’ll now make a password for your wallet. Check that you agree to the Terms of Service. Every time you use MetaMask through the browser, you’ll have to enter your password.
Your Secret Backup Phrase will now be available to you. The most crucial piece of information is your Secret Backup Phrase.
Keep your Secret Backup Phrase safe and secure. Your Secret Backup Phrase is the only method to get into your wallet if you forget your password. Your wallet can be accessed if someone knows your Secret Backup Phrase. On a sheet of paper, write out your Secret Backup Phrase. They should not be saved on your computer. Always remember where your Secret Backup Phrase is saved.
To disclose the secret words, click the box that says “Click here to reveal secret words.” Make a list of your Secret Backup Phrase. After writing down your Secret Backup Phrase, click “Confirm” after clicking the words in the order they appeared. That’s all there is to it.
You’ve successfully established a MetaMask wallet. You may check your account balance, transfer and receive Ethereum, and check recent activity. In the future, click the fox in the upper right-hand corner to access the MetaMask wallet in your browser.
You can engage with all kinds of dApps, acquire NFTs, and transfer and receive Ethereum now that you have a MetaMask wallet. You’ll usually get a popup to “Connect a Wallet” or something similar regardless of the app you’re using. There are several ways that dApps express this, but by clicking this, you will be able to conduct transactions with just a few clicks.
Make sure the program or platform you’re using to connect your money is safe. Take the extra time to do some research if you have any doubts. Most importantly, never reveal your Secret Backup Phrase to anybody on any platform. If your possessions are obtained, they can be taken.
When you click the “Connect a Wallet” option, you’ll be asked to choose which wallet you’d like to link. As an example, a Uniswap interface is presented below. The “Connect to a wallet” button is located in the upper right corner. When you click it, a menu of options appears. Your MetaMask wallet is now connected to the program when you click on MetaMask.