Aug 19, 2022 4 min read

How to add Polygon (MATIC) to MetaMask Wallet

How to add Polygon (MATIC) to MetaMask Wallet
Add Polygon to MetaMask
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Interacting with the Polygon blockchain requires a compatible crypto wallet such as MetaMask. Therefore, Setting up your browser wallet to connect to Polygon is essential and can be done in just a few minutes.

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Note that there isn't an obvious distinction between Polygon and Matic. The Matic Network was only rebranded to Polygon. However, because it would be difficult to change the name of the token (since it would have to be changed at the smart contract level), the token is still known as MATIC.

What is Polygon & MetaMask?

Polygon is a layer two scaling solution that runs alongside the Ethereum blockchain allowing for speedy transactions and low fees. MATIC is the network’s native cryptocurrency, which is used for fees, staking, and more. MATIC coins are available in mainstream Exchanges.

To use the Polygon network, you can bridge your crypto assets over to Polygon, and then interact with a wide range of popular crypto apps that were once exclusive to the main Ethereum blockchain.

MetaMask on the other hand is one of the most widely-used Wallets. You can send, receive, and manage tokens and cryptocurrencies from Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, and other blockchains. With MetaMask, you can store NFTs, crypto art, and other crypto collectibles. Its browser extension is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Brave.

There are two ways you can add Polygon network to MetaMask Wallet.

  1. Using Polygonscan
  2. Adding Polygon network manually

Using Polygon scan

Make sure you have the MetaMask Extension already installed in your browser

Go to polygonscan.com, scroll downwards to the bottom right where you have the MetaMask icon, and click on "Add polygon network".

Polygon scan page to add MetaMask Wallet

The network details automatically display on your MetaMask Wallet interface where you click on "Approve".

Approval for MetaMask Wallet

Add Polygon to Metamask Manually

The steps below will show you how to add the Polygon network manually to the MetaMask Wallet.

Step 1: Install MetaMask Extension on Chrome

This step is only for those who don't have MetaMask installed in their browser. For the purpose of this guide, we are using Chrome browser as an example but the steps are similar when installing MetaMask in other browsers.

You can install MetaMask using the official website or directly from Google chrome web store

MetaMask chrome web store after installation

Click the Add to Chrome button & you should have your wallet installed.

Once you’ve installed, MetaMask will appear as an extension and can easily be accessed through “Settings” on Google Chrome where you can pin the wallet extension for ease of access.

Step 2: Login to your MetaMask Wallet

If you are new to MetaMask, create a wallet after installing MetaMask which will require you to choose a password and store a recovery phrase (Ensure you store your recovery phrase in a safe place).

If you already have a wallet created then log in using your MetaMask password.

MetaMask login

In order to log in, click on the MetaMask Chrome Extension, enter your password, and click on “Unlock”.

Step 3: Add Polygon Network on MetaMask Wallet

Our final step is to set up the Polygon network on your MetaMask wallet after you're logged in. Open the MetaMask wallet on a new browser tab by simply clicking on the MetaMask logo on the top right extension area.

Click the three dots (...) in the top-right and select the “Expand View” icon.

MetaMask account option

By clicking on “Expand view” you will be able to interact with your MetaMask wallet interface on a larger screen.

MetaMask Web interface

In order to add a new chain network or switch between different blockchain networks, you will need to click on the network tab which by default will show "Ethereum Mainnet" on the top right hand corner.

MetaMask add network

Click on Add Network in order to add Polygon network to your MetaMask Wallet.

MetaMask network info

Now you should be able to provide all the required Polygon network details.

This includes the network name, new RPC URL, chain ID, currency symbol, and block explorer URL. Simply copy and paste the required chain info from the info provided below.

Polygon mainnet chain info:

Network Name: Polygon Network
New RPC URL: https://polydon-rpc.com/
ChainID: 137
Symbol: MATIC
Explorer: https://polygonscan.com

Polygon Testnet (Mumbai Testnet) info:

Network Name: Mumbai Testnet
New RPC URL: https://rpc-mumbai.maticvigil.com/
ChainID: 80001
Currency Symbol: MATIC
Block Explorer URL: https://polygonscan.com/

Once you’ve added the information click on Save. You will be directly switched to Polygon’s Mainnet in the network dropdown list.

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