How to connect Metamask to Polygon Network

Step by step guide on how to connect MetaMask to Polygon network. It isn’t a difficult task but it needs to be set and running properly before doing any crypto transfers so you won’t lose the digital assets. If you would like to learn more about the Polygon Network you can do so with our Discover article.

Install MetaMask Wallet

If you don’t have a MetaMask Wallet, the first step is to download and install the MetaMask wallet on your browser. You can do so by following this link here.

After downloading it you will have the wallet ready in your browser extensions. Create a wallet, save the secret words and never share them with anybody.

Add Polygon Network to MetaMask Wallet

The next step after downloading and creating your MetaMask wallet is to add the Polygon Network to it. To do that, you have to open the MetaMask extension, click on the 3 dots to expand the menu, and then click on expand view as in the example image below.

After doing that, a new tab will open with an expanded view of your MetaMask wallet. Over there you will have to go to the “Add Network” option which you can find beside your profile, where the drop-down option is with the networks. At the bottom of it, you will see the “add network” option. Click on it.

You can also access this screen by heading over to the circular logo, accessing “Settings” and then heading over to “Networks” in the left pane.

Now you only have to fill in the Polygon Network information accordingly and correct it. You can copy-paste the following information in the right places.

Network Name: Polygon

New RPC URL: https://polygon-rpc.com

https://rpc-mainnet.matic.network

https://rpc-mainnet.maticvigil.com

https://rpc-mainnet.matic.quiknode.pro

Chain ID: 137

Symbol: MATIC

Block Explorer URL: https://polygonscan.com/

ignore the highlighted boxes. It is because I already have it set up with Polygon Network and I can’t duplicate the network in the wallet.

Transfer MATIC to MetaMask wallet

Finally, we have to top up the wallet with the native chain token, MATIC. The token is the primary exchange asset for the other Polygon tokens. You can easily top it up by clicking on the Buy button and then choosing the way you want to top it up. By purchasing with Fiat or by transferring funds from another wallet.

Just click on “Buy”

After clicking on “Buy” another window pops up and you will have to choose between the two options of purchase.

The Transak option is for Fiat purchases using your credit/debit card and the other option is to transfer MATIC from another wallet. Those are the two options that you have and are pretty new as an option on MetaMask. When I first started I couldn’t buy with a debit card directly through the MetaMask wallet.

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