Add to MetaMask

MetaMask is a popular browser extension that allows users to interact with blockchain applications. This guide shows you how to integrate FIL into MetaMask using the Wallaby testnet.

Simple method

The easiest way to add a Filecoin testnet to your MetaMask is by using the pre-configured options at chainlist.org.

  1. Go to chainlist.org.

  2. Enable the Testnets toggle and enter Filecoin into the search bar.

  3. Scroll down to find the Filecoin – Wallaby testnet:

  4. In MetaMask click Next and then Continue when prompted to connect Chainlist.org to MetaMask:

  5. Back on the Chainlist.org page, click the Filecoin – Wallaby testnet connect button again.

  6. In MetaMask click Approve when prompted to Allow this site to add a network:

  7. Click Switch network when prompted by MetaMask:

  8. Open MetaMask, and you should see that you’re now on the Filecoin Wallaby testnet:

  9. Done!

Manual process

If you can’t or don’t want to use Chainlist, you can add the Wallaby network to your MetaMask manually.

Prerequisities

Before we get started, you’ll need the following:

Steps

The process for integrating Filecoin into MetaMask is fairly simple but has some very specific variables that you must copy exactly.

  1. Open your browser and open the MetaMask plugin:

    MetaMask home.

    If you haven’t opened the MetaMask plugin before, you’ll be prompted to create a new wallet. Follow the prompts to create a wallet.

  2. If you haven’t already, change your view to Expanded view:

    MetaMask in expanded view mode.

  3. Click the user circle and select Settings:

    MetaMask user dropdown.

  4. Select Networks.

    MetaMask menu with Networks highlighted.

  5. Click Add a network:

  6. Scroll down and click Add a network manually:

  7. Enter the following information into the fields:

    FieldValue
    Network nameFilecoin Wallaby
    New RPC URLhttps://wallaby.node.glif.io/rpc/v0
    Chain ID31415
    Currency symboltFIL
  8. Pick one of the following block explorers, and enter the URL into the Block explorer (optional) field:

    • Glif Explorer: https://explorer.glif.io/?network=wallaby
    • Filscan: https://explorer.glif.io/?network=wallaby
  9. Review the values in the fields and click Save:

  10. The Wallaby testnet should now be shown in your MetaMask window:

  11. Done!

Next steps

You can now add funds to this wallet by using the Wallaby testnet faucet.