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How To Add Binance Smart Chain To Metamask [UPDATED]

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This article was last updated on June 13, 2022

MetaMask is the most popular crypto wallet on the planet. Because of this, there are many who wish to know how to work and navigate through it. One particular thing you can do is add networks, such as Binance Smart Chain, to MetaMask.

It is actually very easy to add networks to MetaMask, which is what we will show you how to do in this article. Not only that, but we will give you exact instructions on how to add the Binance Smart Chain network to MetaMask through your browser and on your mobile device.

Additionally, we will give you some bonus information about Binance Smart Chain and MetaMask in later sections.

If you are new to the MetaMask network, we suggest checking out our extensive article focusing on what the wallet does, how it works, and many other topics surrounding it. We explain in great detail why you might need a MetaMask wallet, how secure is it, and how to create your first account.

Leaving that aside, let’s focus on the topic at hand and get right into it.

Why Add Binance Smart Chain (BSC) Network to MetaMask?

There are a couple of notable reasons why you might want to connect Binance Smart Chain (BSC) to MetaMask. Here are some of them:

  • Ability to explore and access dApps on the BSC
  • Access to buying, selling, swapping, receiving, and sending BEP-20 tokens.
  • Safety of your tokens

How to Binance Smart Chain (BSC) Network to MetaMask – Extension/Browser

If you are using your browser, there are two main ways to add Binance Smart Chain (BSC) network to your MetaMask wallet.

1. Using BSCscan
2. Manually through MetaMask

1. Adding Binance Smart Chain Network to MetaMask is very easy if you do it through the official BSCscan website. Once you open the website, you will need to scroll down to the bottom of the webpage. In the bottom-left corner, you will see a button next to a MetaMask icon – “Add BSC Network”. This will open a pop-up window in MetaMask, where you need to click “Confirm” and you’re done.

2. Adding Binance Smart Chain (BSC) Network through MetaMask manually is a bit longer a process. First, you need to open your MetaMask browser extension. Click on the current Mainnet in the top-middle section. By default, this should say “Ethereum Mainnet”.

This will open a drop-down menu, where you need to click on “Add Network”. Here, you need to manually enter the network name, RPC URL, Chain ID, currency symbol, and block explorer URL.

See the sections below for an in-depth guide on how to do both. We also have a section, where we help you add the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) network to MetaMask on mobile devices.

Add Binance Smart Chain (BSC) Network to MetaMask – BSCscan

This section covers 3 simple steps on how to add Binance Smart Chain (BSC) to MetaMask through BSCscan.

  • Open BSCscan.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the website and click “Add Network”
  • Confirm the action in MetaMask

1. Open BSCscan

Open the BSCscan official website.

bscscan landing page, metamask netword

BSCscan is a Binance Smart Chain blockchain explorer website where you can see addresses, BSC-based tokens, transactions, and more. Additionally, BSCscan is made by the same people that developed Etherescan and Polygonscan.

Once you open the website, proceed with the next step in our guide.

2. Scroll Down to the Bottom & Click “Add Network”

Once you open BSCscan, you must scroll down to the bottom of the website. In the bottom-left corner, you will see a MetaMask icon, next to which is a button “Add BSC Network”.

add binance smart chain network button to metamask

Furthermore, before clicking on that, make sure you log in to your MetaMask wallet account.

Once you complete this step, you can proceed with the next one.

3. Confirm the Action in MetaMask Pop-Up

Because MetaMask wallet allows you to connect to different dApps using your browser, you will see a pop-up once you click on “Add Network”. Once that’s done, you will need to confirm the action twice before the network is added to your MetaMask wallet.

Additionally, do not worry if an error appears, as this is the case when adding any network to MetaMask.

Once that’s done, you will have the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) network added in MetaMask. Also, it will automatically switch to it once you add it.

Add Binance Smart Chain (BSC) Network to MetaMask – Browser

This section covers 4 simple steps on how to add Binance Smart Chain (BSC) to MetaMask manually.

  • Open MetaMask Extension
  • Click “Add Network”
  • Enter Binance Smart Chain (BSC) Network Details
  • Save Changes

1. Open MetaMask Extension

Launch your MetaMask wallet extension in your browser. Make sure you log in to your account.

landing page for metamask, binance smart chain

If you do not have an account yet, you can see how to create one by following our dedicated guide. It only takes a couple of minutes.

Once you are done, proceed with the next step.

2. Click “Add Network”

Once you open your extension, navigate to the network selection section on the top. By default, it should say “Ethereum Mainnet”. Click on that, which will open a drop-down menu. Afterward, click on “Add Network”.

add network option in mainnet menu

This will open a completely new window in a new browser tab. Once that happens, proceed with the next step.

3. Enter Binance Smart Chain (BSC) Network Details

Once you get to the dedicated network section, you should see 5 empty fields. These are the Network Name, New RPC URL, Chain ID, Currency Symbol, and Block Explorer URL (Optional). Although the Block Explorer URL says optional, you actually need to add it.

blank fields in metamask google chrome extensions

In the empty fields, enter the following information:

Network Name: Smart Chain

New RPC URL: https://bsc-dataseed.binance.org/

Chain ID: 56

Currency Symbol: BNB

Block Explorer URL (Optional): https://bscscan.com

Because it is easy to make a mistake, you can simply copy & paste the information. Once you complete this step, there is only one thing left to do.

4. Save Changes

There’s a “Save” button below the empty field. Once you click on that, you need to confirm the action. Confirming the action adds the Binance Smart Chain network to your MetaMask account.

This will automatically change your Mainnet to Binance Smart Chain Mainnet. To switch back, just click on the Binance Smart Chain Mainnet menu at the top.

How to Add Binance Smart Chain (BSC) Network to MetaMask – Mobile

Adding Binance Smart Chain (BSC) network to your MetaMask mobile application is just as easy. However, there is only one way to do it.

That is through the official MetaMask mobile application. Unfortunately, BSCscan does not allow for the option of adding the network through their website. The “Add Network” Button is simply missing.

Nevertheless, to add the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) network to MetaMask on your mobile device, you need to follow 4 simple steps:

  • Open MetaMask Mobile Application
  • Navigate to Menu & Go To Settings
  • Click “Add Network” & Enter Details
  • Save Changes

1. Open MetaMask Mobile Application

First of all, you need to open your MetaMask mobile application. My account has “dark mode” enabled, so it appears black, while yours might appear white.

mobile application for metamask landing page

However, if you don’t have it already, you can do so right now as it only takes a couple of seconds/minutes.

Log in to your account. Although, if you do not have an account, you can create one within a couple of minutes – follow this dedicated guide to create an account.

Once you open your application, you can proceed with the next step.

2. Navigate to Menu & Go To Settings

Once you open the application, you need to click on the hamburger menu located in the top-left corner of the screen. From there, you must swipe up and click on “Settings”.

settings menu in metamask

Doing this will show you a number of different settings. Once that’s done, you can proceed.

3. Click “Add Network” & Enter Details

Once you are in the “Settings” menu, you need to go to the “Networks” section. Afterward, click on the “Add Network” button.

networks menu in metamask

This will show you a couple of blank fields where you need to enter the following information in each:

Network Name: Smart Chain

New RPC URL: https://bsc-dataseed.binance.org/

Chain ID: 56

Currency Symbol: BNB

Block Explorer URL (Optional): https://bscscan.com

Once that’s done, there is only one thing left to do.

4. Save Changes

Once you enter all the necessary information, you just need to click on “Add” at the bottom. This will automatically add the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) Network to your MetaMask wallet.

These changes will be applied to both your browser and mobile application. Furthermore, by adding Binance Smart Chain to the wallet, it will automatically become the chosen mainnet.

How to Change Network – MetaMask

To change your MetaMask mainnet network, you need to open the extension or mobile application. Then click on the “Ethereum Mainnet” by default, or, if you have already added another network such as “Binance Smart Chain Mainnet” click on that.

switch metamask mainnet option

Here, you will be able to select any of the available networks you’ve added to the wallet. Once you do this, you can switch over from any network to another.

About Binance Smart Chain

Binance Smart Chain is a next-generation blockchain protocol that combines the high-throughput and low-cost features of a DeFi platform with the speed and security of Binance Chain. In other words, it’s a DeFi “killer” that could make the Binance Smart Chain the most used blockchain in the world.

It is compatible with Ethereum’s smart contracts, meaning that any Ethereum developer can build on Binance Smart Chain without learning a new programming language. This makes it easy for developers to create DeFi applications on the chain, which could lead to a wave of innovation in the space.

This is also the reason why you can add it to MetaMask.

In addition, the smart chain has built-in governance mechanisms that allow for on-chain voting on protocol upgrades. This means that the Binance community will have a say in how the platform evolves over time. An example would be the next token that will get added to Binance.

Finally, Binance Smart Chain is backed by one of the most powerful companies in the cryptocurrency space – Binance, the biggest crypto exchange on the planet. Binance is committed to building out the ecosystem around Binance Smart Chain, and they have the resources to make it happen.

About MetaMask Wallet

MetaMask is a crypto wallet that comes in the form of a browser extension (Chrome, Firefox, Brave, and Edge) or a mobile application (iOS and Android). It is well-known for being the best software wallet for ERC-20 tokens. In fact, the wallet only supports Ethereum-based cryptocurrencies and NFTs.

Nowadays a lot of people use MetaMask to connect to different decentralized applications (dApps). Most notably, people connect their MetaMask to PancakeSwap. There, they exchange Ethereum, for example, for another cryptocurrency that is not available in other crypto exchanges.

It also is a simple entry point to the world of DeFi. DeFi stands for decentralized finances, which is a term used to describe companies that look to provide open, permissionless, interconnected financial services. These services are usually lending and borrowing crypto, as well as other crypto-oriented banking services.

Most NFT marketplaces such as OpenSea support MetaMask. At the beginning of the crypto boom back in 2021, MetaMask got the spotlight as the most popular and easy-to-use crypto wallet to buy NFTs.

RELATED: “What is MetaMask?

Final Thoughts

As you can see, adding a network to MetaMask is very easy. Binance Smart Chain (BSC) is no exception. If you want to add other networks, you can use the same method. All you need to do is find the necessary information and go through the process again.

We’ve also made sure to explain each and every step so that even if you are a total beginner you’d know what to do. As you already know, there are many use cases for adding the Binance Smart Chain network to MetaMask.

Now that you have Binance Smart Chain added to MetaMask, we hope you enjoy your new endeavors.

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