How to install MetaMask

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MetaMask is one of the best Crypto wallets in the world today. For those of you looking to get started with Crypto, or even if you’re a seasoned player in the industry, you’ll find that MetaMask is a secure and convenient way to access your Crypto directly through its browser extension or through its mobile app. Not only that, but MetaMask allows you to run Ethereum dApps, or distributed applications, without the hassle of having to download the entire Ethereum blockchain.

MetaMask currently supports the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox, and Brave. Because MetaMask runs on browsers, it’s easy to use MetaMask on Ubuntu and other alternative operating systems.

For those who want to access their Crypto funds and dApps on the go, MetaMask is also getting ready to launch on both the iOS and Android mobile operating systems. In the meantime, feel free to try out the iOS open beta or the Android early access versions of the application, linked below.

How to install MetaMask on Chrome

  1. Visit the MetaMask website .
  2. Click Install MetaMask for Chrome.
  3. The button takes you to the Chrome web store, where you should click Add to Chrome in the upper right corner.
  4. A window should pop up. Click Add Extension.
  5. Check for the fox logo in the upper right corner of your Chrome browser. A window should also pop up telling you that MetaMask has been added to Chrome.
  6. All that’s left is to set up your MetaMask account! Click on the fox logo within your browser, and press Get Started within the tab that opens up. You should see the following prompt. If you’re new to MetaMask, click the option on the right to Create a Wallet.
  1. You will now be asked if you agree to have your usage data collected and used to improve MetaMask. Remember that this step is entirely optional. If you agree to have your data collected, press I agree to continue. Otherwise, it’s totally fine to go ahead with No Thanks, and you will still be taken to the following step.
  2. Now, you’ll be asked to create a password. The only requirement is that the password has a minimum of 8 characters. However, we do encourage you to try and create a unique password that has a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as symbols and numbers. This is where your precious Crypto will be going after all!
  1. Once you’ve picked out a password, MetaMask will generate a secret backup phrase for you, as shown in the image below. If you ever forget your password or need to back up your account, you will need this phrase in order to access your account. We recommend writing this phrase on a piece of paper and keeping it somewhere safe.

  1. Now you’re all set to use MetaMask on Chrome!

How to install MetaMask on Firefox

  1. Visit Mozilla’s Add-ons store to see the MetaMask Firefox extension page.
  2. Click Add to Firefox.
  3. A small pop-up should appear at the top of your browser. Click Add.
  4. Once the extension has been successfully installed, you should see a fox logo at the upper right corner of your browser. A new tab will also open, inviting you to Get Started with MetaMask.
  5. Follow Steps 6-10 above in order to create a new wallet. It’s as easy as pie.

How to install MetaMask on Brave

The Brave browser offers support for almost all the extensions found within the Chrome web store, so this will be very similar to installing MetaMask on Chrome!

  1. Visit the MetaMask website .
  2. Click Install MetaMask for Chrome.
  3. The button takes you to the Chrome web store, where you should click Add to Brave in the upper right corner.

After these 3 steps, the process will be exactly the same as installing MetaMask on Chrome. Follow Steps 4-10 that we’ve already covered in the first section of this article.

How to install MetaMask on iOS

MetaMask isn’t ready for iOS just yet, but the development team is currently testing a beta version of the application on TestFlight.

The MetaMask iOS beta is currently full, but we’ll keep you posted if that changes in the near future!

How to install MetaMask on Android

MetaMask is in development for the Android platform, but you can download the Early Access version of the application on the Google Play store.

Go ahead and download the Android app but be warned that it may be unstable for now!

Hope you enjoy one of the most exciting [Ethereum] wallets out there!

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