MetaMask Wallet Setup Guide - Easy Instructions to get started

Do you want to learn more about what MetaMask is, how to set it up and how to use it? Read below for the ultimate MetaMask Wallet Setup Guide.

What is a MetaMask wallet?

Metamask is a free cryptocurrency wallet that is installed on your mobile device or inside your browser such as Chrome or Firefox. It is able to store all your different cryptocurrency tokens as well as your NFT's or non-fungible tokens. Metamask also integrates directly with websites that offer web3 connectivity and states it offers a more private and secure browsing experience.

MetaMask Wallet

Trusted by millions of people, MetaMask is a secure wallet making the world of web3 accessible to all.

Manage your digital assets

Store, spend, and send digital assets like tokens, ethereum, and unique collectables.

Your gateway to the web3

Login with MetaMask and make transactions to invest, earn, play games, sell and more!

Download Metamask for:

What you will need to get started - Metamask Requirements

1.  A computer, laptop, or mobile phone
2.  Somewhere to keep your password safe
3.  A degree.. Only joking, that is really all!

Quick Steps: MetaMask Wallet Setup Guide


Desktop: Open your browser (Brave, Chrome, Edge, Firefox) - puzzle icon top right of browser. Install MetaMask via you the "web store" inside the extensions menu.


Go to App Store and install MetaMask.


Either Start New Wallet (save recovery phrase) or Import Wallet with Secret Recovery Phrase. 


Add Correct Network (BSC, ETH, KCC, Polygon etc)

Full Guide to setting up MetaMask

If you are new to MetaMask, don't stress, it's very easy to set up and use. If you are using a mobile device, go to your IOS or Play Store and download and install the MetaMask app. If you are using a desktop pc or tablet, go to your browser such as Chrome, Edge or Firefox, click settings (top right) go to the extensions in your options tab and go to the web store search for MetaMask and download. Once you have installed MetaMask then you need to set up a new wallet. Locate MetaMask in your browser extensions section - usually a little "puzzle" icon near the top right of your browser. Once you have opened MetaMask, click on the get started button. On the next screen click I agree. Now you will need to set up a password to access your MetaMask. Once you have entered a password click the “terms of use agreement” and then click create. The next step is most important to secure your wallet, click next and make sure you save your 12 word mnemonic password safely. Click to reveal the words, and save them offline somewhere. if you lose access to your Secret Recovery Phrase, you lose access to your account. On the next page you need to confirm your secret recovery phrase in the exact order that you saved it.

Setup MetaMask on Mobile / Tablet

1.  Go into your App store/Playstore on your mobile device.
2.  Search for and install 'MetaMask - Buy, Send and Swap Crypto'.
3.  Open MetaMask on your mobile device and follow the prompts until you reach the 'Wallet setup' screen.
4.  Choose whether to Setup New Wallet or Import Wallet Secret Recovery
5.  If you Setup a New Wallet, you will need to save and safeguard a 12 or 24 word password. This is your secret recovery password to access your wallet. Keep it Safe!

Setup MetaMask On Desktop

1.  Go into your web browser (Brave, Chrome, Edge) and click on the puzzle icon in the top right on your browser screen.
2.  Please note that you should create a profile in your browser so you can install your wallet there and manage it.
3.  This helps with using multiple wallets for different people or purposes. Change colours of browser and image for easier identification between wallets.
4.  Click "Manage Extensions".
5.  This menu can also be reached by the Menu Bar (far top right), then Extensions ( sometimes under Tools menu)
6.  Click "Web Store"
7.  This is where you can find themes for your browser and extensions such as MetaMask to install into your browser

Adding Different Networks to MetaMask

As a standard, MetaMask comes preinstalled with the Ethereum network. Not all tokens and web3 websites operate on the Ethereum network and MetaMask has the ability to operate with a few different networks such as Binance Smart Chain (BSC), Avalance (AVAX), Kucoin Community Chain (KCC), Polygon Network (MATIC). and other blockchains.

Here is are some links to articles to add the different networks such as Binance Smart Chain to your MetaMask Wallet. Follow the links to find guides.

Avalanche Network - AVAX

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