In today's guide I will show you step by step how to download metamask and how to connect it to various networks so you can make transactions.
What is MetaMask?
In short, metamask is a digital wallet that connects to various browser chrome, Firefox, Brave, Opera Edge and there you can have your cryptocurrencies and trade on various platforms.
How to download MetaMask
To download metamask you will click here and it will take you to the official website of metamask, you choose which browser you have and click install metamask for chorme or depending on what browser you have.
It will then take you to the web chrome web store and click Add to Brave (the example will be done by browser brave) + that in order for the metamask to appear to you, you have to fly the button that is like a beach and pin the metamask.
As soon as the metamask takes it off welcome to metamask you will press get started and it will show you two options if you have a wallet or you want to make a new one, so you will choose the yes let's get set up! Create a wallt.
will give you some information you need to know and click I Agree.
On the next page it will show you the password you will enter, enter a strong password but also easy to remember, read the terms and press to continue
In the next category it will show you the personal codes, ie the secret recovery phase you write them on a piece of paper and on different papers and hide them somewhere in the house. (These codes do not you have to show them to no one and if you lose them and forget the password the wallet with the coins will never open it will never be able to no one to help you) However for security reasons it will make you rewrite the keywords you wrote on the paper.
This was you created a wallet in metamask.
How metamask works
Initially, as soon as you click on the icon that we pinned, it will take you to this point that I show in the photos below. In the circled in red you see that you are in a network ethereum mainnet this tells us, what transactions we do should be on its network ETH, then we will see how to put other networks such as BNB, MATIC and whatever else exists.
In Account 1 it says the address where you can send cryptocurrencies or they will send you to metamask.
In the category with number 1 you can buy directly through metamask but you will have more fees than buying from binance and sending them to metamask. You can also see the guide How to buy cryptocurrencies from Binance.
In the category with number 2 two you can send money that you have in the metamask to another wallet with the ETH network (ATTENTION if you are in ethereum network you have to send with Ethereum network, and if you want to send smart chain BNB you have to be in bnb smart chain network which we will see later) you press on send and enter the address you want.
In category 3 three is the swap in which you can for example make your YEARS another currency but attention to the year of the YEAR has several fees.
How to put other networks in metamask (BNB, MATIC)
To add the network you want is very simple in the example we will see the matic network, but in the same way you can put any network you want.
Initially you will click on where it says Ethereum Mainnet as soon as you click it will give you a category with the networks you will have, if it is new your account will only have Ethereum, so you will click on Add Network. and will take you to a new window in the browser you have.
Now to put the network you want I will have various links below that will have the numbers and links you will need, now if you want to put another network what you will do is to write in google ( how to connect metamask to and the name of the network you want