How to add the Polygon Mainnet to MetaMask

By default, Metamask supports the Ethereum mainnet and some testnets. In order to use Metamask with dapps running on Polygon (MATIC), we need to add this network manually to MetaMask. This article provides instructions to do so.


Adding a New Network

  • Open Metamask
  • Click on your user icon on the top right
  • Click "Settings"
  • Click "Networks"
  • Click "Add Network" at the bottom

Polygon Network Details

Click "Save" and you are done. Now when you want to use a dapp on Polygon, make sure the "Polygon Mainnet" network is selected on the network dropdown on the top part of the main view of Metamask.