CMC Academy’s step-by-step guide on how to add Optimism to MetaMask.
TLDR: the 4 Steps to Add Optimism to MetaMask
1. Install MetaMask software wallet
2. Tap on Setting.
3. Tap on add Network.
Step 1: Install MetaMask
By toggling the blue button, you can pin the extension to your browser:
Step 2: Open MetaMask in Your Browser
The wallet can be accessed from the top right-hand corner of your browser after installation. Click on the MetaMask fox icon if you have pinned the wallet or click on the extension button on the top-right corner of the screen and choose MetaMask. This opens your MetaMask:
Expand the wallet to a new browser page by clicking on “Expand view:”
That opens MetaMask in a new tab:
Step 3: Add Optimism to Your MetaMask Wallet
Add Optimism by selecting the profile icon on the top right and clicking on settings:
Open the “Networks” option from the following screen:
It will bring up a screen similar to the following:
Click on “Add a network” to add Optimism. Do it by copying and pasting the technical information about Optimism from the information below:
- Network Name: Optimism
- RPC URL: mainnet.optimism.io
- ChainID: 10
- Symbol: OP
- Block Explorer URL: Optimistic Ethereum Explorer
Click on “Save” to add the network and you will see Optimism added to your MetaMask:
Step 4: Transfer OP to Your MetaMask Wallet (Optional)
Select “Withdraw” and open the following screen:
Copy your MetaMask address from the clipboard in your account:
Paste it into the address folder. The exchange will automatically select the correct network. If for any reason that does not happen, you have to choose Optimism as the network to avoid losing your assets!
Select the amount you want to withdraw and click “Withdraw:”
After the exchange processes the withdrawal request, you receive OP directly into your MetaMask wallet. Happy trading!