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How to Connect MetaMask or Coinbase Wallet to OpenSea

To use OpenSea, you need to have a cryptocurrency wallet.

OpenSea supports multiple cryptocurrency wallets.

The most popular ones are MetaMask, Coinbase Wallet, and Trust Wallet.

MetaMask is recommended as it is specifically used for interacting with the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain.

You need Ethereum to mint or purchase NFTs.

Ethereum is also needed to pay for gas fees to complete transactions.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to connect MetaMask, Coinbase Wallet, or Trust Wallet to OpenSea to create an account.

How to connect MetaMask to OpenSea

To connect MetaMask to OpenSea, you need to install MetaMask.

After you’ve installed MetaMask, open the OpenSea app, tap on “Profile”, and tap on “MetaMask”.

Lastly, tap on “Connect” to connect MetaMask to OpenSea.

If the connection fails, you need to force close the OpenSea app and try connecting to MetaMask again.

1. Install MetaMask

Note: Skip this step if you’ve already installed MetaMask.

The first step is to install MetaMask.

You can install the MetaMask Chrome extension or the MetaMask mobile app.

For the purpose of this guide, we’ll be installing the MetaMask mobile app.

Firstly, go to the App Store or Google Play Store, search for “MetaMask”, and install it.

After you’ve installed MetaMask, you need to follow the on-screen instructions to create a new wallet.

This includes storing your recovery phrase in a safe place and creating a password.

2. Connect MetaMask to the OpenSea app

Connect MetaMask to OpenSea

After you’ve installed MetaMask, you need to install the OpenSea app and open it.

On the bottom navigation bar, you’ll see multiple icons.

This includes “Home”, “Stats”, “Search”, “Profile”, and “More”.

Tap on “Profile” to go to your profile.

Now, you need to connect to a cryptocurrency wallet.

Since you’re looking to connect to MetaMask, tap on “MetaMask”.

3. Tap on “Connect”

After you’ve tapped on “MetaMask”, the MetaMask app will open.

Now, you’ll be prompted to allow OpenSea to view your public address.

Tap on “Connect” to connect MetaMask to OpenSea.

If you go back to OpenSea, you’ll see that your profile has been successfully created!

How to connect Coinbase Wallet to OpenSea

To connect Coinbase Wallet to OpenSea, you need to install Coinbase Wallet.

After you’ve installed Coinbase Wallet, go to OpenSea.com, click on the profile icon, click on “Profile”, and click on “Coinbase Wallet”.

Lastly, open the Coinbase Wallet app, tap on the QR code icon, and scan the QR code.

After you’ve scanned the QR code, your OpenSea profile will be created.

1. Install Coinbase Wallet

Note: Skip this step if you’ve already installed Coinbase Wallet.

The first step is to install Coinbase Wallet.

You can install the Coinbase Wallet Chrome extension or the Coinbase Wallet mobile app.

For the purpose of this guide, we’ll be installing the Coinbase Wallet mobile app.

After you’ve installed the app, open it and follow the on-screen instructions to create a new wallet.

This includes storing your recovery phrase in a safe place and creating a password.

2. Connect Coinbase Wallet to OpenSea.com

Connect Coinbase Wallet to OpenSea

After you’ve installed the Coinbase Wallet mobile app, you need to go to OpenSea.com on a computer.

Currently, only the desktop version of OpenSea supports Coinbase Wallet.

The OpenSea mobile app does not support Coinbase Wallet.

Hence, you need to use the desktop version of OpenSea.

Once you’re on OpenSea.com, click on the profile icon, click on “Profile”, and click on “Coinbase Wallet”.

3. Scan the QR code using the Coinbase Wallet app

Scan QR code using Coinbase Wallet to connect to OpenSea

After you’ve clicked on “Coinbase Wallet”, a pop-up will open.

The pop-up contains a QR code that you need to scan using the Coinbase Wallet mobile app.

Open the Coinbase Wallet mobile app and tap on the QR code icon.

Scan the QR code on the screen to connect Coinbase Wallet to OpenSea.

After you’ve scanned the QR code, your OpenSea profile will be created!

How to connect Trust Wallet to OpenSea

To connect Trust Wallet to OpenSea, you need to install Trust Wallet.

After you’ve installed Trust Wallet, open the OpenSea mobile app, tap on “Profile”, and tap on “Trust Wallet”.

Lastly, tap on “Connect” to allow OpenSea to connect to Trust Wallet.

If the connection fails, try force closing OpenSea or Trust Wallet and try again.

In some cases, it can take multiple tries for the connection to be successful (due to known glitches).

1. Install Trust Wallet

Note: Skip this step if you’ve already installed Trust Wallet.

The first step is to install the Trust Wallet mobile app.

Firstly, open the App Store or Google Play Store, search for “Trust Wallet”, and install it.

After you’ve installed Trust Wallet, open it and follow the on-screen instructions to create a new wallet.

This includes storing your recovery phrase in a safe place and creating a password/setting up Touch ID.

2. Connect Trust Wallet to the OpenSea app

Connect Trust Wallet to OpenSea

After you’ve downloaded Trust Wallet, install and open the OpenSea app.

On the bottom navigation bar, you’ll see multiple icons.

This includes “Home”, “Stats”, “Search”, “Profile”, and “More”.

Tap on “Profile” to go to your OpenSea profile.

Since you’re looking to connect to Trust Wallet, tap on “Trust Wallet”.

3. Tap on “Connect”

After you’ve tapped on “Trust Wallet”, Trust Wallet will open.

Now, you’ll be prompted to allow OpenSea to connect to your wallet.

Tap on “Connect” to allow OpenSea to connect to Trust Wallet.

If you go back to OpenSea, your profile will be successfully created!

Conclusion

In some cases, connecting a cryptocurrency wallet to OpenSea might fail.

Many users reported that they are unable to connect MetaMask to OpenSea.

If you’re experiencing a connection issue, you need to force close OpenSea or MetaMask and try again.

To force close apps on an iPhone, swipe up from the middle of the screen, and swipe up the app(s) that you want to close.

Further reading

How to Get Verified on OpenSea

How to Buy SafeMoon V2 (SFM)

Is There a Trust Wallet Chrome Extension?

About the author

Lim How Wei

Lim How Wei is the founder of followchain.org, with 8+ years of experience in Social Media Marketing and 4+ years of experience as an active investor in stocks and cryptocurrencies. He has researched, tested, and written hundreds of articles ranging from social media platforms to messaging apps.