• Tue. Jul 16th, 2024

How To Add Polygon Network To MetaMask

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How to Add Polygon to MetaMask: Step-by-Step Guide

Adding Polygon to MetaMask through Polygonscan
Adding Polygon to MetaMask Manually
Adding Polygon to MetaMask Mobile App

How to Add MATIC Tokens to MetaMask

If you are reading this guide, chances are you have just finished installing the MetaMask wallet extension on your web browser or the MetaMask app on your smartphone. If you haven’t, check out this guide on how to get started with MetaMask. Perhaps you want to mint NFTs on OpenSea using Polygon, hold, transfer and receive MATIC tokens in MetaMask, or swap MATIC with other tokens at low-cost transaction charges.  

This article provides step-by-step guides on how to add Polygon to MetaMask through Polygonscan and manually through MetaMask. In addition, we will show you how to add MATIC tokens to MetaMask. Read on to learn more. 

 

How to Add Polygon to MetaMask: Step-by-Step Guide

If you are using a web browser, you can add Polygon to MetaMask through Polygonscan or manually via MetaMask.

 

Adding Polygon to MetaMask through Polygonscan

Below are three basic steps of adding Polygon Network to MetaMask using Polygonscan.

Step 1: Open Polygonscan

Visit the Polygonscan website. 

Basically, Polygonscan is a blockchain explorer for Polygon, just like Ethereum’s Etherscan. As such, you can view Polygon addresses, tokens, transactions, and so forth.

Step 2: Press the “Add Network” Button

On the Polygonscan page, scroll down to the bottom-right corner. You will see a button labeled “Add Polygon Network” next to a MetaMask icon.  

 

Now, before you press the “Add Polygon Network” button, ensure you log into your MetaMask account.

Step 3: Confirm the Connection Request

Since MetaMask connects to various dApps, anyone with your address can try to connect to your account. For this reason, MetaMask requires users to confirm all connection requests personally. 

A small MetaMask window will pop up. Click the “Approve” tab to confirm the connection request.

That’s how you add Polygon to MetaMask using Polygonscan.

 

Adding Polygon to MetaMask Manually

This alternative has four basic steps:

Step 1: Open MetaMask

Open your MetaMask wallet by clicking the MetaMask icon on the top right side of your browser. 

 

Sign in by entering your log-in details.

Step 2: Click the “Add Network” Tab

After logging into your wallet, visit the network selection button on the top. Typically, Ethereum is the default network of MetaMask. 

Press the tab labeled “Ethereum Mainnet” and click “Add Network.”

 

After clicking the “Add Network” button, a new browser will open. 

Step 3: Enter Polygon Network Details Manually 

The new window that opened above contains five empty fields, namely: Network Name, New RPC URL, Chain ID, Currency Symbol, and Blockchain Explorer URL. 

Enter the details below in their respective fields: 

The Network Name – Polygon Mainnet

The New RPC URL – https://polygon-rpc.com/

The chain ID – 137

The Currency Symbol – MATIC

The Blockchain Explorer URL (optional) – https://polygonscan.com/

Pro tip: Since you can easily make mistakes typing the details into the fields, it’s recommendable to copy and paste them one by one into their respective fields. 

Step 4: Click the “Save” Button    

Once you fill in the details appropriately, the “Save” button on the bottom turns blue. Click it to save your entries and consequently add the Polygon network to MetaMask. 

Moreover, your Mainnet network will read Polygon Mainnet.

You can switch between networks by clicking your Mainnet Network menu. 

Adding Polygon to MetaMask Mobile App

Adding Polygon to a MetaMask mobile app differs slightly from the browser extension. Besides, Polygonscan doesn’t have the option of linking the network through the explorer. This is how to go along with it:

Step 1: Open Your MetaMask App

Log into your MetaMask app. You can download the app from Google Play Store if you don’t have one. 

Step 2: Visit the Setting Section

After logging into your account, click the three dashes on the upper-left side of your screen. 

You will see the “Settings” section on the lower half of your screen. 

 

Click it to open a new window.

Step 3: Add Network

Scrawl down and press the “Networks” menu. 

Click “Add Network” then “Custom Networks” to add the Polygon network. 

Again, you will see five fields. 

Enter the details below in their respective fields: 

The Network Name – Polygon Mainnet

The New RPC URL – https://polygon-rpc.com/

The chain ID – 137

The Currency Symbol – MATIC

The Blockchain Explorer URL (optional) – https://polygonscan.com/

Step 4: Save Changes 

After entering the details above, the “Add” button at the bottom of the screen will turn blue. 

Click it to add Polygon to your wallet. 

That’s it!

Now that you have successfully added Polygon to MetaMask, you need some MATIC tokens to fuel transactions on the chain. Let’s briefly discuss how to add MATIC tokens to your MetaMask wallet. 

 

How to Add MATIC Tokens to MetaMask

MATIC is the native currency of the Polygon blockchain. You must hold some tokens in your wallet to pay for transaction charges. 

To add MATIC tokens to MetaMask, simply copy your MATIC Address from your MetaMask wallet and use it to receive funds. However, you must manually add any Polygon network custom token for it to appear on the MetaMask Asset section. 

This is how to go about:

Visit Polygonscan to copy the contract address of the token you want to add. If the token is not yet listed on Polygonscan, you can get its contract from the project website, social media accounts, or CoinGecko.

Navigate to your MetaMask wallet and click the “Import tokens” tab. 

 

Paste the contract you copied earlier into the “Token Contract Address.” The MetaMask engine automatically autofills the “Token Symbol” and “Token Decimal” fields. 

 

Click “Add Custom Token” then “Import Tokens” in the next window to finish adding the custom token to your MetaMask wallet. But remember you must first fund your wallet by sending MATIC or other Polygon network custom tokens before you add them to your MetaMask wallet. 

Happy Polygon network experience!

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