You must use a digital wallet such as Metamask to maintain any non-fungible tokens (NFTs) you own, whether you obtained them from somewhere else, bought them, or produced them yourself. You will also need to be familiar with importing NFTs into Metamask to view your NFTs within the wallet.
A Guide to Import NFT into MetaMask
Your wallet is always the place where your NFTs are kept. Adding an NFT merely enables you to view the token in that location. Because of this very reason, you can only add NFTs to MetaMask that you already own.
Mainly because it is merely a means by which you can view the non-fungible tokens you already possess within the wallet. You will receive an error message if you try to add an NFT you do not own.
Adding the NFT to your wallet has a different effect than purchasing one. Regardless of whether or not you can see the NFTs you purchased from the address in your wallet, they have already been stored there.
Importing NFT on Various Devices
The integration of NFT via the MetaMask Mobile App
- Install the MetaMask mobile app on your device by downloading it from the App Store or the Play Store.
- After that, navigate to the wallet section of the app. To access your wallet, if it is not already open, tap the ‘hamburger menu’ in the upper-left corner of the screen.
- Next, select ‘Wallet’ from the list of options in the menu.
- In the wallet, navigate to the ‘NFT’ tab.
- You can view your NFTs in this section. Scroll down until you find the ‘Import NFTs’ option, then touch on it. This will allow you to add an NFT.
- The window for importing an NFT will now appear on your screen. You will need the address of an NFT and its ID to import an NFT.
- Visit the website opensea.io to acquire the location of an NFT. Check to see that your wallet is linked to the marketplace. If it isn’t connected, you can do so by clicking the wallet icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
- After that, navigate to your profile by choosing the ‘Profile’ icon in the screen’s top-right corner. From there, you will be able to access all of your NFTs.
- Select the NFT you want to add to your wallet by clicking on it. It will take you to the listing page for the NFT. Keep scrolling until you see the ‘Details’ option, and click on it.
- The selection will get more extensive. Next to the heading “Contract Address,” look for a blue hyperlinked value and click on it.
- The contract’s address will be opened in Etherscan when you do this. You will discover the choice for ‘Contract’ with a very long string of letters and numbers next to it in the page’s top-left corner. The address of the smart contract that was used to build the NFT can be found here. To copy it, select it, and then click the ‘Copy’ button.
- After that, copy the address and paste it into the textbox labeled “Address” on the Import NFT screen of your mobile app.
- At this point, you will require the ID for the NFT. Each collectible possesses a one-of-a-kind identity number, often known as an ID, because NFTs are all one of a kind and cannot be replicated exactly. Return to the Details section on the listing page for the NFT on the OpenSea website. You’ll find the ‘Token ID’ there; use this number to fill in the ID textbox on the mobile app.
- When you are ready, select the ‘Import’ button at the bottom of the screen, and your NFT will be added to your wallet.
The integration of NFT via the Browser Extension
Although there is no user interface (UI) in the browser extension, you can still add the NFT as a custom token. This is although you cannot view the NFTs.
Expanding the extension menu requires a single click on the extension icon located on your browser. In contrast to the mobile wallet, this one does not have a separate section for NFTs. Only ‘Assets’ and ‘Activity’ are available as selections here. We are going to remain on the assets tab for now.
- At the very bottom of the screen, an option will be “Import tokens.” Click on that.
- Afterward, select the ‘Custom Token’ option from the menu.
- In OpenSea, navigate to the NFT’s Details section, and then click the hyperlink next to the word “Contract.”
- You will arrive at Etherscan once you click on the link. Retrieve the address of the NFT’s smart contract from Etherscan and copy it.
- Then, paste it into the textbox labeled ‘Token Contract Address’ in the extension.
- The ‘Token Symbol’ box will be automatically filled in by MetaMask as soon as the user enters the contract address.
- At this point, ‘Token Decimal’ is the only choice that can be made. In this field, you should enter ‘0’ (zero) when inserting an NFT. Afterward, select ‘Add Custom Token’ or ‘Next’ from the menu.
- You can view the process your NFT token will go through to be put into the wallet. If it meets your needs, click the “Import” button in the toolbar.
- To include the NFT, however, it is recommended that you make use of the mobile app if there is even the tiniest possibility of a mistake being made.
Importing NFTs into MetaMask is not the same as purchasing new NFTs; rather, it merely displays the NFTs that you have already purchased. You will need to be familiar with importing NFTs into Metamask if you want to take advantage of the sense of security that comes from doing so.
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