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How To Import Trust Wallet To Metamask (Quick Guide)

Trust Wallet and Metamask are the two most popular crypto wallets right now with both offering users full control over their crypto holdings by handing their private keys to them.

One of the most important features of non-custodial crypto wallets like Trust Wallet and Metamask is the ability to effortlessly import wallets across multiple crypto wallet apps.

It is common knowledge that Trust Wallet is only available on mobile (Android & iOS) and while there are some tweaks to use Trust Wallet on PC, it is advisable to just install the Metamask extension on your preferred browser and import the wallet from Trust Wallet to Metamask if you want to trade with the funds/tokens stored on Trust Wallet on your PC.

Thanks to recovery phrases, importing one crypto wallet to the other is an easy procedure and in the guide, you will learn how to import Trust Wallet to Metamask quickly.

How To Import Trust Wallet To Metamask Easily (Full Guide)

Unlike Trust Wallet which is only available on mobile, the Metamask wallet is available on both desktop (via a browser extension) and a mobile app so this guide will cover the steps on how to import Trust Wallet to the Metamask extension and mobile app.

How To Import Trust Wallet To Metamask Extension

Here is how you can import Trust Wallet to the Metamask browser extension on PC/Mac/desktop.

Step 1: Open the Trust Wallet app on your device and tap on [Settings].

The first step in this process is to launch the Trust Wallet app on your mobile device (Android or iOS), then tap on [Settings] in the bottom navigation menu to load the Trust Wallet Settings page.

Step 2: Next, tap on [Wallets] and select a wallet to export.

On the Trust Wallet settings page, tap on [Wallets] to show a list of all your available wallets.

Next, select the wallet you want to export to Metamask and click on the 3 vertical dots beside it to show details of the wallet.

Step 3: Tap on [Show Recovery Phrase].

On the page containing the details of the selected wallet, tap on [Show Recovery Phrase] to reveal the recovery phrase of the wallet.

Step 4: Check [I understand the risks] and tap on [CONTINUE] to reveal your wallet’s recovery phrase.

On the next page, Trust Wallet will warn you about the risks associated with exposing your recovery phrase, tick [I understand the risks], and hit the [CONTINUE] button.

Step 5: Tap on [COPY] to copy your recovery phrase.

Tap on [COPY] to copy your recovery phrase to the clipboard. 

If you don’t have any way to share your phone’s clipboard with your PC, just write the recovery phrase down on a piece of paper or type it into your computer’s notes/notepad app then proceed with the next step.

Step 6: Install the Metamask extension on your browser and launch it.

Since you now have your Trust Wallet recovery phrase, the next step will be to install the Metamask extension on your browser.

Metamask is available on the Google Chrome WebstoreFirefox addons store, and the Edge add-ons store for Microsoft Edge users. If you’re using the Brave browser, you can install Metamask directly from the Chrome Webstore.

NOTE: Make sure you install Metamask ONLY from the official sources using the links above. Many fake Metamask extensions out there looking to steal your passphrase and eventually, your crypto so beware!

Once the extension is installed successfully, click on the Metamask Icon to launch Metamask on your browser. You can find the icon in your browser’s extensions panel located at the top right corner by the right of the address bar.

Step 7: Click on [Get Started].

On the Metamask welcome page, click on [Get Started] to start setting up your wallet.

Step 8: Click on [Import Wallet].

On the next page, click on [Import Wallet] to import the wallet on Trust Wallet to Metamask.

Step 9: Click [I Agree], input your recovery phrase, and set a password.

Click on [I Agree] on the next page.

Next, paste the recovery phrase you copied/noted down from Trust Wallet earlier and set a password that will be used to access your wallet on Metamask. If you wrote this down on a sheet of paper, just type it in.

Tick “Show Secret Recovery Phrase” to view the recovery phrase you typed in/pasted, then confirm if it matches the recovery phrase on Trust Wallet. You can untick this after confirming.

After that, retype the password in the “Confirm Password” section and tick “I have read and agree to the Terms of Use”. 

Finally, click on [Import] to import your wallet.

Step 10: Click on [All Done] to view your wallet

Finally, click on [All Done] to view your newly imported wallet on Metamask.

With this, you have successfully imported Trust Wallet to the Metamask extension.

How To Import Trust Wallet To Metamask Mobile App

To import Trust Wallet to the Metamask mobile app, you need to get your recovery phrase.

Please follow Steps 1 to 5 above to get your Trust Wallet recovery phrase. Once you have the recovery phrase, follow the guide below import Trust Wallet to the Metamask Android or iOS app.

Step 1: Install the Metamask mobile app and tap on [Get Started]

Search and install the Metamask mobile app on the appropriate app store for your device (App Store for iPhones and the Google Playstore for Android).

Once the app is installed, launch the Metamask app by tapping on the Metamask icon in the apps menu then tap on [Get Started] to start setting up your wallet.

Step 2: Select [Import using Secret Recovery Phrase]

On the Wallet Setup page, tap on [Import using Secret Recovery Phrase] to import your wallet to Metamask.

Step 3: Tap on [I Agree], paste your recovery phrase, and set a password for the wallet.

Tap on [I Agree] to accept the Metamask terms.

On the next page, paste your Trust Wallet recovery phrase in the “Secret Recovery Phrase” section then set a password that will be used to access the Metamask wallet later on.

Next, type in your password again in the “Confirm password” field and tap on [IMPORT] to import your wallet to Metamask using the set recovery phrase.

With this, you have successfully imported Trust Wallet to the Metamask mobile app.

Wallet successfully imported.

Can’t Find Your BNB Balance And Other Tokens After Importing Trust Wallet To Metamask?

Had some BNB (Smart Chain) on the wallet before importing it to Metamask and you can’t find it any longer? 

Well, that is because Metamask is only configured to work with the Ethereum blockchain by default so when you import a wallet with coins/tokens on other blockchains, you might not find them there.

Don’t worry though as this is easily fixable and you can get your BNB (or other tokens) back on Metamask. Fixing the issue requires you to add the Binance Smart Chain to your Metamask wallet

To do that on the Metamask browser extension, launch the extension login to your account. Next, click on [Ethereum Mainnet] > Add Network. After that, input the details below and click [Save].

  • Network Name – Binance Smart Chain
  • New RPC URL – https://bsc-dataseed.binance.org/
  • Chain ID – 56
  • Symbol – BNB
  • Block Explorer URL – https://bscscan.com

You can get a complete guide to adding the Binance Smart Chain to your Metamask Wallet (Extension & Mobile app) here

Once you have added the Binance Smart Chain to your Metamask wallet, ensure that the Binance Smart Chain is the selected network on your wallet and you should see the BNB balance like you could on Trust Wallet.

To view other tokens, you need to add each token to your Metamask wallet manually. You can learn how to do that here.

Wrapping Up

Well, that will be it on importing Trust Wallet to Metamask.

Once you have the correct recovery phrase, you can import your wallet across multiple crypto wallet platforms and apps by just inputting the phrase and setting up a new password.

If you do not wish to use the said wallet on Trust Wallet any longer, you can delete the wallet from Trust Wallet and use Metamask as your default wallet client.

If you were searching for a way to import a wallet on Trust Wallet to either the Metamask browser extension or the Metamask mobile app for Android or iOS, we hope this guide helped you do that easily (and successfully).

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Jay Wilkins

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