Have you heard about the Polygon network and want to start using it for faster and cheaper transactions? We'll show you how to add the Polygon network to MetaMask. Once you will add in your wallet, then you can easily switch between Ethereum and Polygon Network.
The Polygon network, formerly known as the Matic Network, is a Layer 2 scaling solution for the Ethereum network.
Add Polygon Network to MetaMask
Step 1: Open MetaMask Network Settings
Drop down Ethereum mainnet in top center of wallet.
Click Add Network on drop down menu.
Step 2: Add Polygon Network
Click Add in front of Polygon Mainnet.
Review network details and Click Approve.
Step 3: Switch to Polygon Network
Click Switch to Polygon Mainnet. Now you have switched to Polygon Mainnet network in your MetaMask wallet.
Click Got it.
Step 4: Polygon Deposit Address
Copy this deposit address to receive any token in your MetaMask wallet on Polygon Network.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How to switch between Ethereum and Polygon Networks on MetaMask?
Firstly, you need to open your MetaMask wallet extension in your browser. Then, click on the network dropdown menu located at the top of the MetaMask window. From the list of available networks, select Ethereum Mainnet to switch to the Ethereum Network. In case you want to switch back to the Polygon network, simply select the Polygon from the network dropdown menu.
2. I see bloggers give Polygon Network details to add them in MetaMask, what is that?
This was old method to add Polygon Network in MetaMask using chain id and other details, but now MetaMask offer list of popular networks to add them automatically in one click. You can check the old method here.
3. Can I transfer Ethereum to the Polygon Network?
Yes, you can transfer Ethereum to the Polygon Network by using the Polygon Bridge. This allows you to move your ETH from the Ethereum Network to the Polygon Network.
4. Is there any official guide available from Polygon team?
This (guide) is the official source.