To add USDT to MetaMask, you need to copy its address and import it as a custom symbol. Once imported as a custom symbol, you will be able to receive and send USDT.
Tether (USDT) is hosted on the Ethereum blockchain, so make sure “Ethereum Mainnet” is selected. By default, the Ethereum mainnet is selected.
So you don’t need to add a new network. Tether is a stable coin, which means it is always worth $1.00 (1 to 1 corresponding fiat coin).
Its goal is to stabilize cryptocurrency valuations.
Here’s a quick rundown on how to add USDT (Tether) to MetaMask:
- 1: Copy the USDT contract address
- 2. Log in to your MetaMask Wallet
- 3. Click on “import tokens.”
- 4. Paste the USDT contact address
- 5. Send or receive USDT
1. Copy the USDT contract address
Before adding USDT to MetaMask, you need to copy the address of USDT. This is because USDT (Tether) is not automatically added to MetaMask. Therefore, it must be imported as a custom symbol. First, go to CoinMarketCap.com and search for “USDT.”
Under “Contracts,” click the duplicate icon to copy the USDT address.
To make it easier, you can find the USDT (Tether) token on CoinMarketCap here: https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/tether/.
2. Log in to your MetaMask Wallet
Once you have copied the USDT contract address, you can now import it into MetaMask.
If you don’t have MetaMask, you’ll need to install it in Chrome and create a new wallet.
The process of creating a wallet involves choosing a strong password and storing a recovery phrase in a safe place where no one else has access. If you already have an account with MetaMask and a wallet, you can enter the password or import it using the passphrase.
To access your MetaMask wallet, click on the MetaMask extension, enter your password and click “Unlock.”
3. Click on “import tokens.”
After unlocking your MetaMask wallet, you will need to import USDT. First, you need to ensure that the “Ethereum Mainnet” network is selected.
This is because USDT (Tether) is hosted on the Ethereum blockchain. By default, the Ethereum mainnet will be selected. If not, click the network drop-down list and select it.
Then scroll down and click “import tokens” to start importing USDT as a custom token.
4. Paste the USDT contact address
After clicking “Import Token,” you will be redirected to the “Search” tab.
In the “Search” tab, you will be able to search for “USDT” and add it as a custom symbol.
However, it is better to add it as a custom symbol.
First, click “Custom Token” to start adding a custom token. You will now see three fields: “Token Contract Address,” “Token Symbol,” and “Decimal Token.”
All you have to do is paste the USDT address into the “Token Contract Address” field. After pasting the USDT address, the remaining fields will be filled in automatically.
Finally, click “Add Custom Token” to add USDT to your MetaMask wallet.
5. Send or receive USDT
Once you click “Add Custom Token,” USDT (Tether) will be added to your MetaMask wallet.
You can see the symbol in the “Assets” tab. You will now be able to send or receive USDT.
To send USDT, click on the USDT symbol, click “Send,” and enter the recipient’s address.
To receive USDT, copy the wallet address by clicking the duplicate icon under “Account 1” and share it with the sender.
You have successfully added USDT to MetaMask!
Another way to add USDT to MetaMask is to go to the USDT tokens page on CoinMarketCap.
Once there, click on the MetaMask icon under “Contracts.”
After clicking on the MetaMask icon, you will receive a notification from MetaMask.
Click “Add Token” to add USDT to your MetaMask wallet.
Recently, MetaMask also improved token detection.
Therefore, you can also add USDT by searching for it in the “Search” tab.
You can do this by going to MetaMask Wallet > Import Token > Search for “USDT”> Next > Import Token.
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