MetaMask’s handy mobile app and browser extension can help you move Ethereum-based tokens to Web3, including NFTs. It’s a bit complicated to view your NFTs on MetaMask, but it can be done by following a few simple steps.
Here, we’ll cover how to view NFTs in the mobile app and how to find them through the Wallet tool in the browser view.
Viewing your NFTs through the MetaMask browser extension is faster and easier, but it’s also less reliable. First, log into your MetaMask account. If you haven’t done it in a while, click on the MetaMask icon in your browser’s toolbar, enter your password and click on the button step the button.
You should now see a display of tokens in your MetaMask account, options to buy, sell, or trade tokens, and options to view assets or activity. Below, you’ll find another menu item titled Portfolio page. Click this button.
This plugin takes you to a website that should look more like a desktop cryptocurrency wallet and less like a browser extension. It displays things like your net portfolio assets and – yes – your glorious NFTs. Just toggle the button to the right of the signs IN NFTs. But, there is a catch.
You may notice that some of the NFTs in your portfolio look unfamiliar to you. According to an email from the MetaMask support team, sometimes unwanted NFTs end up in the wallet view. The MetaMask support team recommends hiding these unknown NFTs and avoiding clicking on their associated links.
Viewing your NFTs via the MetaMask mobile app is a more delicate operation, but it is more reliable. No unknown NFTs here. However, the MetaMask app does not have a Wallet page. There are two alternative ways to view your NFTs in the app.
In either case, the first step is to log into the MetaMask mobile app. The welcome screen should look like when you first entered the browser version. Under the Receive, Buy, Send and Exchange Token options, you can switch the screen between them. THE ADDRESSES IN NFTs. The first time you do this, you probably won’t see an NFT. At the bottom of the screen, tap Import ENT.
MetaMask’s OpenSea and third-party APIs
The main option on this page is a title box NFT Discovery. At the end of a short explanation there is a link that reads as follows Enable NFT detection in settings. This link takes you to a settings page where you can tell MetaMask to automatically detect NFTs associated with the account and connect to OpenSea, the most popular NFT marketplace.
Both of these options seem quick and easy, but, again, there’s a catch. According to MetaMask, these options can expose your account information and IP address. If you think it’s worth it, that’s your choice, but there is another solution.
Manual import of NFTs
back to the starting point Import NFT On the importer screen, below the blue box, there are fields for an address and an ID. These fields allow you to manually enter information about your NFTs. You can find this information by clicking on the NFT on the wallet page of the MetaMask browser screen, or by selecting the NFT on the platform you received it on and clicking on The details.
The disadvantage of this method is that it is tedious to write the address of each NFT one by one, especially if you have many NFTs to display. This method is useful when you use your NFTs in other applications, for example to make them your Twitter profile picture, when you only need to import one NFT.
Do what is right for you
Depending on how you use NFTs and MetaMask, you can choose one of the options shown above. Or, maybe you just like to know that displaying NFTs on MetaMask is possible. The safest option isn’t always the easiest, but that’s how things are in NFT and crypto.