To use MetaMask, you will need either Chrome, a Chromium-based browser such as Brave, or Firefox. First, you’ll need to download and install the official MetaMask extension/addon for your browser; either the Google Chrome extension or the Firefox addon depending on your browser.
Step 1: First, you’ll need to download and install the official MetaMask extension/addon for your browser; either the Google Chrome extension or the Firefox addon depending on your browser.
Step 2: After installing your plugin onto your browser, click on the MetaMask icon that appears on your browser, then click on the ‘Create a Wallet’ button.
Step 3: Proceed to set up your account by entering a strong password to protect your account. Please note: you do not need an email address to set up your MetaMask account. Only a password.
Step 4: You will be presented with a 12-word backup phrase. This will be needed to recover your wallet should you ever lose access to your computer. Write this down and store in a safe place. Anyone who has access to your 12-word backup phrase will be able to recover your funds, so be sure to keep it private. Click ‘Next’ once you’ve written this down.
Step 5: Confirm your backup phrase on the next screen by entering the words in the same order saved previously. Click ‘Confirm’ once done.
Step 6: Proceed to click ‘All done’ on the final page. You will be automatically logged into MetaMask. If you ever get logged out, you’ll be able to log back in again by clicking the icon added to your web browser (usually found next to the URL bar).
You’re all done! Now you will then be able to access your list of assets in the ‘Assets’ tab and view your transaction history in the ‘Activity’ tab.