News > IG’s Guide to Using MetaMask!
If you are wondering how to trade on UniSwap or QuickSwap, MetaMask is your solution. MetaMask is a web3 wallet, available as a browse extension and mobile app. It is multi-chain and allows you to interact with dApps right in your browse or via the app, without running a full node.
We have provided a simple guide on getting set up with MetaMask, including some FAQs and the official contract addresses for IGG, ORB and GFT.
IG’s Guide to Using MetaMa
To create a new wallet with MetaMask you need to install the extension first. You can install Metamask for Chrome, Firefox, Brave and Opera browsers. In this guide we will be using Google Chrome as an example, but the workflow is the same for all browsers:
You have now successfully installed MetaMask extension!
MetaMask also have a mobile application you can download and use as well! Later in this guide, we will share how you can sync your MetaMask mobile app with your MetaMask extension.
The next step is to create an account.
You will be asked to create a new password. Create a strong password and click Create.
Security tips: Write this phrase on a piece of paper and store in a secure location. If you want even more security, write it down on multiple pieces of paper and store each in 2–3 different locations. Memorise this phrase.
Congratulations! You have successfully created your MetaMask account, with a brand new Ethereum wallet. This web3 wallet will enable you to now interact with Ethereum dApps. You will need to add the Matic network as a custom RPC (see FAQ’s below) to interact with Matic dApps.
While on your browse, your MetaMask extension will prompt you to connect to a dApp (eg UniSwap) that you visit. While on the mobile application, you can use the in-app browse to interact with dApps.
While you can send tokens to your new MetaMask wallet, it is probably quicker to import your Matic or Ethereum IGWallet with your Private Key. You will need to export this from IGWallet and import into MetaMask.
How can I find my wallet address in MetaMask?
To see your public wallet address in MetaMask, you can follow these steps:
Click on the account name to copy your wallet address to clipboard.
If you want to see details, click the “hamburger menu” button.
Here, you can also rename your wallet, view the wallet on Etherscan and export the private key.
How can I set up MetaMask for Matic mainnet?
To add Matic as a custom network, you must:
Network selection button on MetaMask
Once you have added the Matic network details above, click on the ‘Save’ button.
How can I sync my MetaMask mobile app with my MetaMask browse extension?
When you download the MetaMask app, you will be able to sync the app with your MetaMask browse extension. To do this, you must download the app and then:
How can I add tokens to MetaMask so they are visible in my wallet? By default, MetaMask only displays ETH you have on your wallet. If you have other tokens on your wallet, you need to add the token to display this information.
To add a token:
Can I import my MetaMask wallet into IGGalaxy?
Yes - but you must import your MetaMask wallet to IGWallet with your Private Key and not the recovery phrase.
You will need the following addresses to add custom tokens to your MetaMask Ethereum and Matic wallets. We have also provided the relevant links to Etherscan (Ethereum) and Matic Network block explorers.
Two bridges are available to move your assets between Matic and Ethereum. We have implemented both the Plasma and POS bridge in IGWallets via the ChainSwap feature.
Please read to this simple guide on how you use the ChainSwap feature in your IGWallet before using it!
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