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How to Import Tokens and NFTs?

Many of times, after swapping or receiving some particular tokens, the token is not displayed in your wallet. There’s no need to panic since you must manually add the token’s contract address to your wallet. After doing so, the tokens will be displayed in your wallet.
Import Tokens
You can search for the token or import a custom token via the token address.
You can import the tokens you can’t see in your wallet by following the steps below:
  1. 1.
    On the wallet home page, click on the Import Tokens button.
  2. 2.
    Search the token you want to import.
  3. 3.
    Select the token.
  4. 4.
    Click on the Import button.
  5. 5.
    You will see your imported token on your wallet homepage.
  6. 6.
    Once the token is imported successfully, you will see the “Imported Token” message displayed.
import tokens
After searching for the particular token, you just need to select the token, and it shall show in your wallet if you have it.
Import Custom Tokens
Many times, MetaMask does not show the required token. Hence we are required to enter the token details, and it will be displayed on our wallet. To do so, follow the steps below:
  1. 1.
    On the wallet home page, click on the Import Tokens button.
  2. 2.
    Click on the Custom Token section.
  3. 3.
    Enter the details of the token.
  4. 4.
    Click on the Import button.
MetaMask
Import NFTs
For importing an NFT, you require your NFT address as well as your NFTs ID.
For importing NFTs, follow the steps below:
  1. 1.
    Click on the NFTs section on the wallet homepage.
  2. 2.
    Click on the Import NFTs button.
  3. 3.
    Input your NFTs address and NFT ID in the required fields.
  4. 4.
    Click on the Import button.
import NFT
Once imported, you will see your NFT in the NFT section of your wallet.

How to view transaction history?

We know the blockchain is a transparent ledger. Because of this, all the transactions (swapping, sending, receiving) we perform via our wallet are available to anyone. We can view our transaction history through our mobile app and the blockchain explorer.
In-App
  1. 1.
    Click on the menu tab on the wallet homepage.
  2. 2.
    Click on Activity.
in-app transaction history
You will now be able to view all your past transactions.
Blockexplorer
  1. 1.
    Click on the menu tab on the wallet homepage.
  2. 2.
    Click on the option under Share my Public Address – View on Bscscan.
  3. 3.
    Once on the blockchain explorer page, you will notice the address is your wallet’s public address and all other details of your wallet.
  4. 4.
    Scroll down and you will see the Transactions section.
  5. 5.
    These are your past transactions.
blockexplorer
You will now be able to view all your past transactions.

How to Switch between Accounts?

You can have multiple wallets within one wallet. One wallet can be used to store NFTs, one wallet for staking, one wallet for Defi, one burner wallet, whatever you choose. Each wallet has its public and private key. Remember to save these addresses in a safe place.
There are two ways to switch between accounts first from the wallet homepage and second from the menu tab.
To switch accounts from the wallet homepage, follow the steps below:
  1. 1.
    Click on the wallet icon present above the wallet name.
  2. 2.
    Select whichever account you want to switch to.
MetaMask
To switch accounts from the menu tab, follow the steps below:
  1. 1.
    Click on the menu tab on the wallet homepage.
  2. 2.
    Click on your account name.
  3. 3.
    Select whichever account you want to switch to.
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How to Interact with Decentralized Applications (Dapps)?

As its name suggests, decentralized applications are apps that are decentralized in nature. To access these dapps, a user must connect to a crypto wallet (MetaMask).
To access dapps via MetaMask follow the steps below:
  1. 1.
    Click on the Menu option on the wallet homepage.
  2. 2.
    Select the Browser option within the menu.
  3. 3.
    In the browser search bar, type the name of the dapp you want to access.
  4. 4.
    Select the correct link of the dapps website.
  5. 5.
    Click the Connect button.
Dapps
MetaMask
After following the above steps, your wallet is connected to the application. You can interact with services available on the application.
Dapps are built on blockchains. To connect to dapps, it is essential that your wallet network is changed to the network on which that particular dapp is built.
For example, UniSwap is a dapp built on the Ethereum network. Hence, your wallet network must be the Ethereum network. Pancake Swap is a dapp built on the Binance Smart Chain network. Hence, your wallet network must be connected to the Binance Smart Chain network.

How to Change and Add a Network?

Networks refer to blockchains. MetaMask supports several blockchains, including Ethereum, Polygon, Binance Smart Chain, Avalanche, and many more. Hence users can access dapps built on various blockchains through one wallet.
Your wallet needs to be connected to the right network while accessing a dapp.
For example, to access Pancake Swap, your wallet needs to be connected to the Binance Smart Chain network. To access UniSwap, your wallet must be connected to the Ethereum network.
Change Network
You can change the network by following the steps below:
  1. 1.
    Click on the Wallet button on the wallet homepage.
  2. 2.
    Select the required network.
  3. 3.
    A pop-up message will be displayed if it’s the first time you have switched to that particular network. Click on Got it.
  4. 4.
    On the Wallet button, you can see the network is now Ethereum.
change network
Add Network
You can add networks by following the steps below:
  1. 1.
    Click on the Wallet button on the wallet homepage.
  2. 2.
    Click on the Add a network button.
  3. 3.
    Select the required network.
  4. 4.
    Click on the Add button.
add network
Add Custom Network
MetaMask has a number of networks already added to it. But some networks, have to be manually added, these are called custom networks. You can add a custom network by following the steps below:
  1. 1.
    Click on the Wallet button on the wallet homepage.
  2. 2.
    Click on the Add a network button.
  3. 3.
    Click on the Custom Network section.
  4. 4.
    Fill in the required fields.
  5. 5.
    Click on the Add button.
add custom network

How to Rename Account Names?

You can rename your wallet account names. You can do so by following the step below:
On the wallet homepage, click and hold Account1. Once selected, you can edit and change the name.
MetaMask

The General and Contacts Section in Settings

General
In the general tab, you will have access to change your wallet settings, such as currency, language, search engine, and more. You can change these by following the steps below:
  1. 1.
    Click on the Menu option on the wallet homepage.
  2. 2.
    Click on Settings.
  3. 3.
    Click on General.
  4. 4.
    Feel free to change your general settings to whatever you are comfortable with. Here in this example, I changed my Search Engine from DuckDuckGo to Google
MetaMask
MetaMask
In the Primary Currency section, native refers to the currency of the network (blockchain) to which the wallet that has been connected. For example, if the wallet is connected to the Ethereum Network, the native currency would be ETH.
Contacts
In the Contacts section, you can save the addresses of the wallets you frequently send assets. For example, you may save your exchange address so it becomes easy for you to send assets to your crypto exchange.
  1. 1.
    Click on the Menu option on the wallet homepage.
  2. 2.
    Click on Settings.
  3. 3.
    Click on Contacts.
  4. 4.
    Click on the Add Contact button.
  5. 5.
    Enter the required details (Double check the address).
  6. 6.
    Click on the Add Contact button.
contacts
MetaMask
For example, if you use the Binance exchange you may save the name as Binance Exchange, the address as your Binance address and the memo (not necessary) is a note like a message.

Conclusion

Voila, now you know how to use a crypto wallet – MetaMask. You can now safely store your funds in your wallet. By doing so, you will have entire control over your crypto assets thus, no entity can suspend withdrawals or halt any services. You can now interact with several dapps and take full advantage of decentralization and decentralized services. If you are using your wallet to just store funds, your funds will be 100% safe. But if you connect your wallet to some sketchy dapp, your wallet may get compromised. Please perform thorough research about wallet safety before interacting with any sketchy dapps. I will be releasing an article regarding wallet safety soon. Stay tuned for that.
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