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How To Create A MetaMask Wallet

Metamask is a free-to-use browser extension and app that allows you to interact with the Ethereum blockchain. On Ethereum, you can send and receive cryptocurrency and use it for various things[a][b].

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

If you would like to create a new Metamask wallet, go ahead and click the “Create a Wallet” button. After you click on this button, review the terms and conditions concerning creating a wallet. If you agree, click on “I agree” to access the next step.

 

2. Set up a password

After selecting “Create a Wallet” and consenting to the terms and conditions, you will be prompted to set up a password. When you’re done typing in your preferred password, click the “I have read and agree to the Terms of Use” button and then click create.

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.


NOTE: Please DO NOT share the seed phrase with anyone! Note down your seed phrase on paper (2 copies) and save it in a secure space.

DO NOT write it on your computer or even take a photo of it on your phone!