Procedure of adding tokens after MetaMask Login

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MetaMask login displays ERC-20 tokens or any other token on just your account page. The MetaMask do not have any authoritative list but a user is allowed to add any of the ERC-20 token they hold. 

MetaMask login displays ERC-20 tokens or any other token on just your account page. The MetaMask do not have any authoritative list but a user is allowed to add any of the ERC-20 token they hold. 

If you are a newbie, then this read will tell you to how to add a token after MetaMask login. So, let us begin with our write-up.

How to add token manually?

To add the token manually to your account just follow the steps guided below.

For Extension

    1. Your added tokens should be visible under the Tokens tab. But if it is not displaying then tap on the ‘Import’ button given at the bottom.
    2. A search box would open.
    3. Now write the symbol of the token that you want to look for. For instance, if you want to search for a token called Chainlink then in the search box type ‘LI’. And it will automatically display all the results.
    4. Upon finding the desired token press on ‘Next’. 
    5. Now in the next step, click on ‘Add Token’.
    6. After this you will be redirected back to your account page from where this whole process started i.e. in your token tab.

For Mobile

    1. The first step to do is MetaMask login.
    2. Now, go toward the tokens section and click on it.
    3. Now tap on ‘import’. 
    4. Wait for a search box to appear.
    5. Then write the symbol of the token you want to add.
    6. From the search results select your token and click on ‘Import’. 
    7. Now you will be taken back to your token section with the newly added tokens. 

Can we hide tokens?

Yes, the Metamask Wallet Login users have the opportunity to hide the tokens they have added in their MetaMask Account. So to know how to do this follow our guide.

For Extension

    1. After MetaMask login, go to the homepage of your account.
    2. Then click on the token section. 
    3. Click on the name of token that you want to hide. 
    4. There you will see the three-dotted button, click on it.
    5. From the list tap on ‘Hide’ button.

Now your tokens would be hidden from your account. Do not worry this option just hides your token and not remove them permanently from the account. You can easily unhide your tokens later on. 

Token adding by using a Blockchain Explorer

Apart from Etherscan there are many other blockchain explorers present. We are hereby explaining the detailed steps of adding token by using blockchain explorer (any):

    1. Open your preferred blockchain explorer.
    2. In the search option, type the name of your token.
    3. Then from the results select the one you want.
    4. After that on the summary of token’s profile, tap on the ‘More’ button.
    5. Now tap on ‘Add token to MetaMask (Web3)’.
    6. A pop-up would appear and would ask you to provide for the confirmation. 

Process of adding Custom tokens via Extension

Adding custom tokens is an easy process. Follow the steps stated in this section of the read:

    1. Do your MetaMask login.
    2. Now tap the ‘Import Tokens’ option.
    3. Switch to the tab of custom token.
    4. In the first field paste the address of your token.
    5. Tap ‘Add Custom Token’.
    6. Give the confirmation.

Wrapping it up

We have tried to provide you with the simplest ways by which the users can add token to their account after MetaMask login. But before you start to follow the token adding process it is important for you to know how you can obtain the token address. The most straightforward way to find token address is using of blockchain explorers such as Etherscan, Polygonscan, BscScan etc. These explorers have the data of many ERC-20 tokens on their network chains.

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