How to add Polygon Chain to Metamask

Polygon Chain on Metamask

You’ve obviously heard that layer 2 chains are the future if you spend any time in the crypto realm. Actually, layer 2 scaling solutions like Polygon enable slow transaction speeds without ever compromising security, therefore you haven’t heard anything erroneous there.

Let me quickly walk you through connecting the polygon chain to Metamask wallet.

You must first add some fundamental blockchain information to MetaMask. This comprises a specific chain ID, network name, and RPC URL, all of which are provided below. 

Steps to Add Polygon Chain to Metamask

  1. Open your metamask wallet.
  2. Select the network dropdown menu and click on [Add Network] on the pop-up.
  3. Now, you have to see if Polygon Chain is listed among other ‘popular custom networks’. If not, then you have to select ‘Add a network manually’.
  4. Fill in the following details on the page that will open.
  • Network Name: Polygon
  • New RPC URL: https://polygon-rpc.com
  • Chain ID: 137
  • Currency Symbol: MATIC
  • Block Explorer URL: https://polygonscan.com/

Now that you have completed all the steps you can use your metamask wallet to access the polygon chain. Lets now see how to add polygon tokens to the metamask wallet.

Also read: How to create your own MetaMask wallet?

Adding Polygon Tokens to MetaMask

To add polygon tokens available in your metamask wallet you will have to find the token contract and details of the token you’d like to add from Polygonscan and keep it handy.

  1. Click import tokens in metamask.
  2. Copy in the token’s contract address and MetaMask should automatically fill in the rest of the details. If not, add them manually.
  3. Click on Import tokens.

With this you can do pretty much anything that’s possible on ethereum chain and that too at a minimal cost. 

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