How do I install MetaMask browser extension?

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For working your way with MetaMask, there are two ways through which you can eventually use it. The first way is to get the MetaMask extension added to your browser and the other method is to add the MetaMask application to your mobile device.

For working your way with MetaMask, there are two ways through which you can eventually use it. The first way is to get the MetaMask extension added to your browser and the other method is to add the MetaMask application to your mobile device. As you can easily guess from the title of this post, this write-up is going to be all about the MetaMask chrome extension and other extensions that can be added to your PC.

Being a software wallet, you need to first extract its file on your device, set up the wallet from the scratch, and then get started with it. So, in this blog post, I am going to cover all the aspects of creating a MetaMask wallet on your desktop.

Since most of us use the Chrome web browser on our Windows devices, therefore, we will take into consideration the process to create a new wallet after installing the MetaMask Chrome extension. So, if you were also looking for an answer to "How do I install MetaMask browser extension?" then you have landed in the right place. 

Adding MetaMask extension to your browser 

MetaMask is compatible with most the browsers such as Chrome, Brave, Edge, Firefox, and Opera. Hence, you can add the extension to any of these browsers and get started with your journey with MetaMask. Here is what you need to do for using the same:

  1. First of all, you need to open a browser e.g. Chrome
  2. After this, go to the official MetaMask website i.e. MetaMask.io
  3. Followed by this, click on the "Download" button
  4. Then, select the "Install MetaMask for Chrome" option
  5. Now, on the pop-up window, select the "Add to Chrome" option
  6. On the final screen, select the "Add extension" option

This way you can get the MetaMask chrome extension added to your browser. Now that you have added the extension to your web browser, you can go ahead with setting up the wallet.

Here's how to set up the wallet

To set up the wallet, you need to open the browser extension that you just have added to your web browser. After this, select the "Get Started" button create a wallet agree to their terms and then set up a login password. Once you are done with that, you will be shown a secret recovery phrase and then you need to safely store that seed phrase at a safe location. On the upcoming screen, you need to select the option that ensures that a user has saved the seed phrase. That's it, you have successfully completed the wallet setup process after adding the MetaMask chrome extension.

Conclusion: 

Today's blog post was all about getting started with MetaMask and hopefully, you have understood everything that I have mentioned in this blog post. In case you are wondering what else could be done to ensure the safety of your funds, then you should go ahead and connect your MetaMask wallet with a hardware wallet.

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