To add a custom token to MetaMask, you must first copy the token address.
Then, you will be able to import the token into MetaMask by pasting its address.
MetaMask allows you to import custom tokens, not just Ethereum.
For example, if you want to store other tokens like Shiba Inu (SHIB), you can add them to your wallet.
However, you need to make sure that you have selected the right network first.
If you are adding a token like Shiba Inu (SHIB), be sure to select the “Ethereum Mainnet” network because it is built on the Ethereum blockchain.
By adding a token to your wallet, you will be able to receive it.
To receive it, you need to copy the address of your wallet.
You will now be able to send the token to your MetaMask wallet address.
1. Search for the token on CoinMarketCap
The first step is to copy the address of the token that you want to add to MetaMask.
There are two ways to copy the address of a token.
You can use CoinMarketCap or BscScan.
For the purposes of this guide, we will use CoinMarketCap.
First, go to CoinMarketCap.com and click on the search bar in the site header.
After clicking on the search bar, you need to look for the token you want to add to MetaMask.
For example, if you want to add Shiba Inu (SHIB) to MetaMask, search for “Shiba Inu” and select it.
2. Copy the token address
Once you’ve selected the token you want to add to MetaMask, you’ll see more information about it.
For example, if you selected “Shiba Inu”, you will see more information about Shiba Inu coin.
This includes its current price, contracts, market cap, and more.
Now, you need to copy the address of the token.
Under “Contracts”, you will see the address of the token.
Click the duplicate icon under “Contracts” to copy the token address.
3. Select the token network on MetaMask
After copying the token address, you can now import the token into MetaMask.
First, open MetaMask by clicking on the MetaMask extension on Chrome.
Now you need to select the token network.
To do this, click the Network drop-down box.
After clicking the Network drop-down box, a list of networks will be displayed.
By default, the “Ethereum Mainnet” network will be selected.
If you are adding a token based on the Ethereum blockchain (e.g. Shiba Inu), you need to select “Ethereum Mainnet”.
On the other hand, if you are adding a token (e.g. PancakeSwap) based on the Binance Smart Chain Blockchain, you need to select “Smart Chain”.
If you have not added the “Smart Chain” network to MetaMask, you can refer to this guide on how to do it.
Make sure you select the correct token network.
If you happen to send the token to the wrong network, it will be lost.
4. Click “import tokens”
After selecting the correct network of the token (for example, Ethereum Mainnet), you can now import it.
If you are not sure about the correct network of the token, go to CoinMarketCap, search for the token and check its contract.
MetaMask allows you to import tokens.
To do this, scroll down until you find the “import tokens” option.
Click “import token” to start importing a token into your MetaMask wallet.
5. Paste the token address and add it
After clicking on “import tokens”, you will land on the “Import token” page.
First, click on the “Custom Token” tab to add a custom token.
You will now see 3 fields including “Token Contract Address”, “Token Symbol” and “Decimal Token”.
All you have to do is paste the token address into the “Token Contract Address” field.
You should have copied the token address in step #2.
After pasting the token address, the “Token Symbol” and “Token Decimal” fields must be populated automatically.
If the fields are not filled in automatically, it means that you have probably selected the wrong network (e.g. Ethereum Mainnet instead of Smart Chain).
In that case, you need to select the correct network of the token and try to import it again.
Finally, click “Add Custom Token” to import the token into your MetaMask wallet.
6. Click “Import Token”
After clicking “Add Custom Token”, you will land on the “Do you want to import these tokens?” page.
You will now see the token you are importing.
For example, if you are importing Shiba Inu coin, you will see that “SHIB” is imported.
Click “Import Token” to confirm that you want to import the token.
7. Send the token to your wallet address
After clicking “Import Tokens”, the token will be added to your MetaMask wallet.
You can see the token under “Resources”.
The USD balance and token amount will also be shown.
You will now be able to send the token from another wallet to your MetaMask wallet.
You can do this by copying your wallet address under the heading “Account” (e.g. Account 1).
Then, you can send the token to your wallet address.
You have successfully learned how to add a custom token to MetaMask!
As mentioned in the guide, you need to make sure that you select the correct network of the token.
Not all tokens are built on the same blockchain.
For example, SHIB is built on the Ethereum blockchain.
On the other hand, CAKE is built on the Binance Smart Chain blockchain.
To send a custom token to your MetaMask wallet, you must first import it into the correct network.
For example, if you are sending CAKE, you must select the “Smart Chain” network before you can import the token.
If you haven’t added the “Smart Chain” network yet, you can do so by following this guide.
Keep in mind that if you sent a token to the wrong network, your funds will be lost and you won’t be able to get them back.