The first step required before creating your wallet is to download the Metamask browser extension for your web browser. First, open your browser extension, search for “Metamask”, and download it. Alternatively, you can download the app from either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
From there, if you already have a Metamask account, you can sign in using your seed phrase (for security reasons, do not share your phrase with anyone!), or you can create a new Metamask wallet following the steps below.
1. Create a wallet
2. Set up a password
Keep in mind that this is not your recovery phrase or your private key. Your password is just the secondary Metamask password that you can use for your account.
3. Seed phrase
When step two is finished, the screen will lead you to the “secret backup phrase” screen. This will be your seed phrase.
The screen should roughly look like the picture above. On the actual page, there is no black rectangle. The blacked out section is where you can find your seed phrase. Then, read the onscreen instructions on how to keep this phrase protected. Do not share this phrase with anyone! Once you click next, Metamask will ask you to confirm the seed phrase to make sure that you wrote it down.
Once you’re done and typed in the recovery phrase correctly, you will see the “Congratulations” screen. All you have to do from here is click the “All Done” button and you’re good to go.
DO NOT write it on your computer or even take a photo of it on your phone!