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 Filecoin mainnet.

Simple method

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

  1. Go to
  2. Enter Filecoin into the search bar.
  3. Scroll down to find the Filecoin network.
  4. In MetaMask click Next.
  5. Click Connect.
  6. Click Approve when prompted to Allow this site to add a network.
  7. Click Switch network when prompted by MetaMask.
  8. Open MetaMask from the browser extensions tab.
  9. You should see Filecoin listed at the top.

Manual process

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


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


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. 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. Click the user circle and select Settings:

    Click Settings from within MetaMask

  3. Select Networks.

  4. Click Add a network.

  5. Scroll down and click Add a network manually.

  6. Enter the following information into the fields:

    Network nameFilecoin
    New RPC URL
    Chain ID314
    Currency symbolFIL
  7. Pick one a block explorers, and enter the URL into the Block explorer (optional) field.

  8. Review the values in the fields and click Save.

  9. The Filecoin network should now be shown in your MetaMask window.

  10. Done!