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Everything you need to know about Trust Wallet’s newly launched browser extension

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Everything you need to know about Trust Wallet’s newly launched browser extension

Trust Wallet

By Trust Wallet

Created 18 days ago, last updated 18 days ago
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Everything you need to know about Trust Wallet’s newly launched browser extension

You requested it, so we delivered!

We are excited to announce that Trust Wallet and Web3 users worldwide now have a new way to access the decentralized web with the launch of the highly anticipated Trust Wallet Browser Extension. The extension, which is currently available for Chrome, Brave, Opera, Edge, and other browsers, delivers enhanced Web3 accessibility, and offers a seamless self-custody wallet experience for the desktop environment.

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In combination with Trust Wallet’s leading mobile app, which is considered the largest mobile crypto wallet with almost 60 million downloads and over 10 million monthly active users globally, the browser extension becomes your home for crypto and is another big step forward in making crypto self-custody and Web3 accessible to everyone.

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What are the features of Trust Wallet’s browser extension?

Because Web3 decentralized applications (dApps) are typically designed for computer-sized screens, most users prefer to use their desktops to explore Web3 and manage their crypto assets. So the Trust Wallet Browser Extension is perfect for providing a more seamless Web3 experience. But what makes Trust Wallet unique when compared to other desktop wallets? Let’s have a look and see.

1- True multi-chain support for Ethereum, Solana, BNB Chain & all EVMs

Trust Wallet’s browser extension has out of the box support for Ethereum, Solana and all EVM chains including BNB Smart Chain, Polygon and Avalanche. This enables you to manage, store, send and receive over 8 million tokens all in one easy-to-use wallet.

As we all know, Solana is one of the most used ecosystems in crypto. However, because Solana is a non-EVM chain - users are forced to use multiple wallets to cover their needs across different blockchains. But not anymore! With the Trust Wallet Browser Extension, you have true multi-chain support that includes Ethereum, EVM chains, and Solana – all in one place. In addition, network auto-detect allows for seamless dApp experience without the need to manually choose or add networks.

On top of that, we'll be integrating more blockchains in the future, so stay tuned for updates!

2- Over 8 million tokens supported

The Trust Wallet Browser Extension allows you to manage, store, send and receive over 8 million tokens. What’s even better is that support for the 8 million tokens is available out of the box, which alleviates the need to manually add tokens and thus improves asset trackability. We’ll also be adding NFT support very soon!

3- Network auto-detect functionality

Having to constantly switch between networks when connecting to dApps isn’t a very user-friendly experience when interacting with Web3. With the extension’s network auto-detect functionality, you can seamlessly experience decentralized applications without having to manually switch or add networks.

Trust Wallet really goes above and beyond in providing a seamless Web3 experience. Access to Web3 Gaming; the Metaverse; DeFi, store and manage tokens not found on centralized exchanges, and everything in between.

4- Leverage additional features that are available on Trust Wallet’s mobile app

The great thing about the Trust Wallet Browser Extension is that you can now move seamlessly between mobile and desktop with your Trust Wallet. The Trust Wallet mobile app provides an easy and true multi-chain way to manage your crypto assets on the go. With a simple interface, the app makes it possible for users of all experience levels to safely store their coins and NFTs on mobile devices without having to worry about being hacked or losing private keys.

Some of these features available on the mobile app are:

  • Buy Crypto: You can buy crypto from fiat directly through 3rd party payment providers, including Binance’s fiat rail called Binance Connect
  • Native Staking: You can use stake directly on the app and get rewards on chain. Currently 10 assets are supported including DOT, ATOM, BNB, SOl, ADA, EVMOS, AVAX, XTZ, TRX, KAVA.
  • Swapping: Swap your assets across 8 EVM chains including Ethereum, BSC, Avalanche, Polygon, Arbitrum, Optimism, Gnosis, and Fantom. (Cross-chain swapping is coming very soon!)
  • Store & Trade NFTs: Store and trade NFTs across 8 chains including Ethereum, BNB Chain, Solana, Polygon, Avalanche, Arbitrum, Optimism, and Ronin.

Getting Started with Trust Wallet's Browser Extension!

1- How to install the Trust Wallet Extension

To use the Trust Wallet Browser Extension, you’ll need to ensure it’s installed on your computer’s web browser.

To install the extension, go to trustwallet.com/download and choose the Trust Wallet Extension option. This will take you to the Google Chrome store where you can install the extension onto your web browser.

Pro tip: Pin the extension to your browser window for easy access

Once installed, be sure to pin the Trust Wallet Extension to your browser's extension menu right away so you can find it easily anytime. Here’s how:

Step1: First, click the extension icon as shown below

Step 2: Then when the extension window appears, click on the pin icon next to Trust Wallet.

2- How to import your Trust Wallet mobile account into the Trust Wallet Extension

Step 1: Be sure to click here and install the Trust Wallet Browser Extension. If you already have the extension installed, skip to Step 2.

Step 2: Open Trust Wallet on your mobile device and enter your password if required.

Step 3: Get your 12 word secret phrase. You’ll use the secret phrase to import your account.

Choose “Settings” in the bottom right of the Trust Wallet mobile app.

Then choose the wallet you want to import by selecting “Wallets”.

Next, choose the info “(i)” symbol next to the wallet you want to import.

Now, select “Show Secret Phrase” and follow the instructions to reveal your secret phrase.

Step 5: Copy the secret phrase from the Trust Wallet mobile app.

Step 6: Open the Trust Wallet Browser Extension and choose “Import or recover a wallet”.

Step 7: Enter or paste your 12 word secret phrase, then click “Proceed”.

Step 8: Set a password, agree to the Terms of Use, then click “Next”.

Your wallet is now imported and ready!

(Note: You also import your Metamask wallet, Coinbase Wallet and other wallets)

3- Creating a new wallet with the Trust Wallet Browser Extension

Once you have the extension installed here’s how to create a new wallet:

Step 1: Open the Trust Wallet Browser Extension and choose “Create a new wallet”.

Step 2: Set a password, agree to the Terms of Use, then click “Proceed”.

Step 3: Review the information on the “Back Up Your Secret Phrase” safe screen and click “Start”.

Step 4: Review the information on the “Your Secret Phrase” screen and click “Got it”.

Step 5: Save your seed phrase in a secure location. We encourage you to write it down.

Step 6: Click the “Proceed” button.

Step 7: Confirm your seed phrase by choosing the words in the correct order, then click “Next”.

Your wallet is now ready!

4- Funding Your Wallet

You can receive crypto from family, friends, your exchange account, or anyone else you share your deposit details with. Here’s how to get your deposit details and receive crypto using the Trust Wallet Browser Extension.

Step 1: From the wallet’s main page, select the “Receive” button, from the main wallet page.

Step 2: Select the asset you want to receive. We will use Solana in the below example.

Step 3: Share your deposit address or QR code to receive funds from a friend, or use the address at an exchange or other wallet you own to send funds to your wallet.

5- Sending crypto

Send crypto to family, friends, your exchange account, or anyone else you’d like using these instructions.

Step 1: From the wallet’s main page, select the “Send” button, from the main wallet page.

Step 2: Select the asset you want to send. We will use BNB for the example below.

Step 3: Input the Recipient address you want to send the asset to, select the amount to send, and then select the “Preview” button

Step 4: Select “Confirm”.

Note: Some assets may require a “memo” as part of the recipient details. Always be sure to check over what details you need to send crypto safely from your wallet.

6- How to Access dApps Using the Trust Wallet Extension

The Trust Wallet Browser Extension allows you to securely connect to thousands of Web3 decentralized applications (dApps).

Here’s how:

Step 1: Navigate to the website of the application you would like to access, locate the “Connect Wallet” button and click on it. Sometimes the Connect Wallet button is simply called “Connect” or something similar.

Once you click the Connect Wallet button, one of these three connection options may appear: 1) Trust Wallet, 2) WalletConnect, or 3) the Injected or Browser wallet icon. Here’s how the options may appear.

Step 3: Click on “Trust Wallet” icon to connect, or use “WalletConnect”, “Injected” or “Browser wallet” to connect if you don’t see Trust Wallet.

Step 4: If requested, grant permission to the dApp to Connect to your Trust Wallet by clicking the “Connect” button.

You’ll know you’re connected to the dApp when you see the blockchain and dApp name in the top left corner of the Trust Wallet Browser Extension

That’s it! Enjoy exploring the dApp as well as thousands of others available to you through the Trust Wallet Browser Extension.

7- Keeping your secret phrase safe

When using a decentralized self-custody wallet such as the Trust Wallet mobile app or the Trust Wallet Browser Extension, it is critical that you safely store and secure your secret phrase.

Your secret phrase is the key to your crypto wallet, and whoever has access to it, will also have access to the assets inside your wallet.

We encourage you to review these tips to keep your wallet’s secret phrase secure.

8- Lock your wallet when it’s not in use

In addition to safely storing and securing your secret phrase, we strongly encourage you to lock your wallet when it’s not in use, or when you walk away from your computer. Here’s how to lock your wallet:

Step 1: Click the “Settings” option in the bottom right corner.

Step 2: Click the “Lock” symbol at the bottom of the Settings window.

Have questions about the Trust Wallet Browser Extension?

If you have further questions that are not answered in this guide, we have a comprehensive FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section you can access right now.

Access the Trust Wallet Browser Extension FAQ

Enjoy using the Trust Wallet Browser Extension and be sure to follow us on Twitter for updates!

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