What is the MetaMask extension and how to use it?

MetaMask wallet can be used in two different ways i.e. by downloading its web extension or by installing its mobile-friendly application.

Well, MetaMask is one of the most renowned wallets for the storage of Ethers and ETH-based tokens. The wallet also works as the storehouse for your private keys and also allows you to send or receive supported tokens.

Well, theMetaMask walletcan be used in two different ways i.e. by downloading its web extension or by installing its mobile-friendly application. So, in the following sections, we shall discuss how to get the MetaMask Chrome extension along with the process to use its app.

What is MetaMask Chrome Extension?

The web extension is available for various browsers such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Brave, and Opera.

So, if you using the Chrome web browser, then you can install the MetaMask Chrome extension to access all the features incorporated in MetaMask. And, yes, you can get this extension from the Chrome web extension store or from the official MetaMask website i.e. MetaMask.io.

How to sign in into MetaMask?

When you have successfully created a wallet, you need to sign in to it for the purpose of accessing all the features embedded in it. So, to store your digital assets and to make sure that you are able to sign in to your wallet, make sure that you have the correctMetaMask sign incredentials ready with you.

To start the sign-in process, you just need to launch the wallet extension or the app on your device, on the "Welcome back" screen, just type your wallet password. Soon after that, hit that "Unlock" button to finally start using MetaMask.

How to use MetaMask App?

If you want to get instant access to all the in-app features directly from your smartphone, you can easily install the mobile-friendly MetaMask app on your device- iOS or Android. Thus, to get the app, you can refer to the following steps:

  1. Head to the respective application store of your device
  2. Now, you need to go to the search bar and then type "MetaMask" in it
  3. Followed by this, you can pick the relevant app from the available search results
  4. Then, you need to tap on the install or get button, whichever is present there
  5. Viola! The app will now be installed and you can now set up or restore a wallet on it

Once you have restored the wallet, you can set up a newMetaMasksign in password.


The article is aimed at helping you learn how to get started with MetaMask on a mobile phone or a desktop. However, while setting up a new MetaMask wallet, one thing that you need to keep in mind is creating several safe backups of the seed phrase. Also, one should avoid revealing his MetaMask sign in credentials and the secret recovery phrase for enhanced wallet safety.