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How to Add Polygon to MetaMask

To examine the flow of funds in your accounts on the Polygon network, you need to add Polygon to MetaMask.

To add Polygon to MetaMask, you need to log in to MetaMask and add a new network.

Next, add the Polygon network by entering its name, RPC URL, chain ID, currency symbol, and block explorer URL.

You can retrieve this information on the Polygon website.

The network that you’ll want to add is the Polygon-Mainnet network.

After you’ve added the Polygon network to MetaMask, you’ll be able to send or receive Polygon (MATIC) in your wallet.

You can do so by navigating to your Polygon wallet, copying your wallet address, or clicking on “Send”.

Here’s how to add Polygon to MetaMask:

  1. Log in to MetaMask
  2. Add a new network
  3. Add the Polygon network 
  4. Send or receive Polygon

1. Log in to MetaMask

If you haven’t downloaded MetaMask on Chrome yet, you need to do so and create a wallet.

The wallet creation process requires you to store a recovery phrase and create a password.

To begin with, you need to log in to your MetaMask wallet.

Firstly, open Chrome on your computer.

After you’ve opened Chrome, click on the MetaMask icon on the top navigation bar.

This will open the MetaMask wallet.

Now, you need to enter your password and click on “Unlock” to log in to your MetaMask wallet.

2. Add a new network

Add network on MetaMask

After you’ve entered your MetaMask password and click on “Unlocked”, your MetaMask wallet will be unlocked.

Now, you’ll be able to configure your wallet.

MetaMask allows you to add other networks.

For example, if you want to receive BNB, you can add the Binance Smart Chain network.

Since you’re looking to send or receive Polygon, you need to add the Polygon network.

Firstly, click on the network dropdown box (e.g. Ethereum Mainnet) at the top of your wallet.

This will open a list of networks that you’ve added.

Now, you need to add a new network to your MetaMask wallet.

To add a new network, click on “Add Network”.

3. Add the Polygon network 

How to add Polygon to MetaMask

After you’ve clicked on “Add Network”, you’ll land on the “Add a network” page.

The “Add a network” page is located in your MetaMask settings under Networks > Add a network.

Now, you’ll see multiple fields including “Network Name”, “New RPC URL”, “Chain ID”, and more.

To add a new network, you need to fill up the fields.

Since you’re looking to add the Polygon network, you refer to the Polygon docs and fill up the fields according to the Polygon-Mainnet.

Copy and paste these fields accordingly:

Polygon-Mainnet

  • Network Name: Polygon Mainnet
  • New RPC URL: https://polygon-rpc.com/
  • Chain ID: 137
  • Currency Symbol: MATIC
  • Block Explorer URL: https://polygonscan.com/

After you’ve copied and pasted all of the fields, click on “Save”.

This will add the Polygon network to your MetaMask wallet.

4. Send or receive Polygon

Polygon MetaMask

After you’ve clicked on “Save”, you’ll be automatically switched to the Polygon Mainnet network in the network dropdown list.

You’ve successfully added the Polygon Network to your Metamask wallet!

Now, you’ll be able to send and receive Polygon (MATIC).

To send Polygon (MATIC), click on “Send”, and paste the wallet address of the receiver.

To receive Polygon (MATIC), copy your wallet address and send it to the sender.

Polygon-Mainnet

  • Network Name: Polygon Mainnet
  • New RPC URL: https://polygon-rpc.com/
  • Chain ID: 137
  • Currency Symbol: MATIC
  • Block Explorer URL: https://polygonscan.com/

Mumbai-Testnet

  • Network Name: Matic Mumbai
  • New RPC URL: https://rpc-mumbai.maticvigil.com/
  • Chain ID: 80001
  • Currency Symbol: MATIC
  • Block Explorer URL: https://mumbai.polygonscan.com/

Conclusion

You can also use Polygonscan to add Polygon to MetaMask easily.

To do so, go to https://polygonscan.com/, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on “Add Polygon Network”.

After you’ve clicked on “Add Polygon Network”, a MetaMask notification will appear.

Click on “Approve” to add the Polygon Network to your MetaMask wallet.

Now, you’ll be automatically switched to Polygon-Mainnet.

If you’re having issues, you can contact Polygon support here: https://polygon.technology/contact-us/.

For more information, you can refer to the Polygon docs: https://docs.polygon.technology/docs/develop/getting-started/.

Further reading

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