How To Setup MetaMask in 2021: MetaMask Tutorial

    MetaMask is one of the most popular Ethereum wallets for storing tokens and using decentralized applications. You can use this MetaMask to store Ethereum, ERC-20 tokens, ERC-721 tokens (crypto-collectibles), and access apps. It is an easy-to-use and very useful Ethereum wallet. If you want to trade on decentralized exchanges or use Defi apps, you especially need MetaMask.

    How To Setup MetaMask in 2021

    MetaMask is available on web browsers, iOS, and Android. You can install the MetaMask extension in Chrome, Firefox, Brave, and Edge.

    In addition to MetaMask, there are also various mobile wallets such as Trust Wallet and Coinbase Wallet that you can use to access d-apps on mobile.

    But using d-apps on mobile is a bit difficult and you should not expect a smooth experience. So browser extensions are the best option for now.

    Now let’s see how to install MetaMask in the Chrome browser. You can follow the same steps to install it in other supported browsers.

    Step 1: Add the MetaMask extension to Chrome

    Visit Chrome Web Store and search MetaMask or click this link to add the extension to your browser. You can simply click on the ”add to Chrome” button.

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    Add the MetaMask extension to Chrome

    Note that this shows as “Remove from chrome” since i have already added the metamask wallet to the chrome. But it will show add to chrome.

    Step 2: Click on the ”Create a Wallet” button

    To create your first MetaMask wallet, click on the ”create a wallet” button. If you have another wallet, you can import it into MetaMask too.

    New to Metamask

    Step 3: Agree or disagree to anonymized data collection

    MetaMask wants to collect some anonymized data to improve the wallet. You can agree to it or click on the ”no thanks” button depending on your preference.

    Read through this before proceeding

    Step 4: Choose a password for your MetaMask wallet

    In this step, you should choose a secure password for your MetaMask account. This is not your private key or seed phrase.

    Creating a Password for Metamask
    Creating a Password for Metamask

    You will just use this password to log in to your MetaMask wallet. If you forget the password, you can import your wallet using the seed phrase that will be shown in the next step.

    Step 5: Back up your seed phrase

    Reveal your secret words (backup phrase) and write it down on a piece of paper. You can also store your backup phrase in a USB flash drive, preferably after encrypting it.

    Back up your seed phrase metamask
    Back up your seed phrase

    The security of your backup phrase must be of the utmost importance. Anyone who has access to your backup phrase can transfer your coins to different wallets.

    Step 6: Confirm your Secret Backup phrase

    After revealing and saving your backup phrase, you need to enter it in order to confirm your backup phrase.

    Confirm your Secret Backup phrase

    After confirming your backup phrase, you’re all done! Read the tips on safety and click on the ”all done” button start using your MetaMask wallet.

    Congratulations Message

    Congratualions, you have now successfully created the MetaMask wallet. I tried to keep this as short as possible. Share now.

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