Recover or transfer an existing wallet to Metamask.

This video will explain how to recover or transfer an existing wallet to Metamask. If you already use a wallet on another platform, you can import it to Metamask and start making transactions. We will show you how to import a Web3 wallet to Metamask using the recovery phrase generated during the creation of your wallet.

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Transcript

Hello and Welcome. In one of our previous videos, we discussed the steps on how to setup a new Metamask wallet. Today we will cover the details of how to import an existing wallet into Metamask. For this example we will be importing an existing Trust wallet into our Metamask wallet.

As we have previously done, we will start by clicking on the Metamask browser extension. On this page you will see two options. Either create a new wallet, or import an existing wallet. Go ahead and click on the Import Existing Wallet button.

On the next page that pops up, Metamask will ask you for permission to gather usage data. I prefer to stay anonymous, so I always click on the No thanks button.

On this screen there will be a couple of options and some empty boxes to fill in. Please note the option drop down box, this section will allow you to pick the length of your recovery phrase. Trust wallet uses the standard 12 word phrase which is what we will be using for this example.

Because we are using test wallets in this example, I will paste the recovery phrase into the first empty field and this will then auto fill all the fields for us. As we have mentioned before, its best to write down your recovery phrase and always store it off line.

Once you have entered your recovery phrase into the empty fields, click on the Confirm Secret Recovery Phrase button. On the following screen you will be asked to enter in a password. Please note that you’ll need to check the box that states Metamask cannot recover your password before moving on to the next page. And as always, write down your password and save it in a safe place.

Next we will click on the Import My Wallet button and on the following page you will see that your wallet has been created. Remember, Metamask does not have the ability to recover your credentials, and this can’t be stressed enough, please write these down, store them in a safe place, and never share them with anyone. Now go ahead and click the Got It button, to move on to the following screen.

Metamask will now show you how to pin the extension to your browser. If you haven’t already done that then follow the directions, and when you are finished, click done.

Congratulations on successfully Importing a wallet into Metamask! Thank you for joining us today to learn about this process. Please be sure to check out our other videos in the university that will further explain the functionality of this, and other crypto related topics.

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