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Download and Install MetaMask

Steps to download, install MetaMask and create your first account

Install MetaMask on your browser

To create a new wallet with MetaMask you first need to install the extension. You can install MetaMask for Chrome, Firefox, Brave and Edge browsers.
In this tutorial we will be using Brave as an example, but the workflow is the same for all browsers.
  1. 1.
    Open https://metamask.io/download.html and click on 'Install MetaMask for Brave'
  2. 2.
    Click on the button 'Add to Brave'
  3. 3.
    A pop-up will appear, click on 'Add extension'
  4. 4.
    Once complete, you will be automatically brought to the 'Welcome to MetaMask' page that has a 'Get Started' button
Be extremely careful when using a search engine to access the MetaMask website. Ensure the link you click on is https://metamask.io and not anything else.
Click on 'Install MetaMask for Brave'
Click on 'Add to Brave'
Click on 'Add extension'
After clicking on 'Add extension', MetaMask will automatically be downloaded and added as an extension to the browser
You will be brought to this page automatically

Create an account

Once you click on 'Get Started', you will begin the process of creating an account using MetaMask. You will be given two options; for this section we will be creating a new wallet.
  1. 1.
    Click on 'Create a Wallet'
  2. 2.
    The next page is about data collection, it is up to you which choice to select
  3. 3.
    Input password and confirm password and agree to the Terms of Use (the password is required to unlock the wallet)
  4. 4.
    The next page will share information with you about the Secret Recovery Phrase, you are encourage to go through it before clicking on 'Next'
  5. 5.
    Click 'CLICK HERE TO REVEAL SECRET WORDS'
  6. 6.
    You will see a 12 words. Record the Secret Recovery Phrase in a secure location, eg. Write it down on a piece of paper and store in a secure location
  7. 7.
    Click on 'Next'
  8. 8.
    Verify your Secret Recovery Phrase by selecting the words in order. When done, click 'Confirm'
  9. 9.
    Congratulations! You have successfully created your MetaMask account. A new wallet address was automatically generated for you
Click on 'Create a Wallet'
Agree or Disagree, it is up to you
Input password and agree to the Terms of Use, and click 'Create'
Click on 'Next'
Click to reveal the secret words
Copy the secret words to a safe place
Write this phrase on a piece of paper and store it in a secure location. This phrase can be used to restore your account. Please backup your Secret Recovery Phrase, if your device breaks, is lost, stolen, or has data corruption, there is no other way to recover it. The Secret Recovery Phrase is the only way to recover your MetaMask accounts. Check more Basic Safety and Security Tips for MetaMask.
Confirm your Secret Recovery Phrase by selecting the words in order, and click 'Confirm'
Congratulations! Your MetaMask account has been created
This is your wallet

Import Account using Secret Recovery Phrase (Mnemonic Phrase)

For this section we will be importing an existing account with a Secret Recovery Phrase that you have.
  1. 1.
    Click on 'Import wallet'
  2. 2.
    The next page is about data collection, it is up to you which choice to select
  3. 3.
    Enter the Secret Recovery Phrase you have
  4. 4.
    Input password and confirm password and agree to the Terms of Use
  5. 5.
    Click 'Import'
  6. 6.
    Congratulations! You have successfully imported your account into MetaMask.
Click on 'Import wallet'
Agree or Disagree, it is up to you
Input Secret Recovery Phrase, password and agree to the Terms of Use, and click 'Import'