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Why Can't I see the Tokens I just Purchased in Metamask?

Can't see the tokens you just purchased in Metamask? No worry! In this article, we address a common concern among newcomers to the DeFi space: not immediately seeing your newly purchased tokens appear in your MetaMask wallet.

Often, this is simply because MetaMask isn't aware of the token yet. Just like how a new contact needs to be added to your phone to be recognized, MetaMask needs the token information to properly display your holdings to you.

In the following sections, we'll guide you through the easy process of importing token data into your MetaMask wallet, so you can keep track of all your assets seamlessly.

Got it! Here's a simple step-by-step guide for importing token data into the MetaMask mobile app:

Step 1: Open MetaMask App

Start by opening the MetaMask app on your mobile device. Make sure you have the app installed; if not, you can download it from the App Store or Google Play.

Step 2: Unlock Your Wallet

If you've set up a password or biometric authentication, you’ll need to enter it to access your MetaMask wallet.

Step 3: Select The Desired Account

If you have multiple accounts, make sure you are on the account where you want the tokens to show up.

Step 4: Tap on ‘Add Tokens’

Scroll down the main screen, and you'll see an “Add Tokens” button. Tap on it.

Step 5: Choose ‘Custom Token’

You’ll have options to add tokens. Choose "Custom Token."

Step 6: Enter Token Details

You'll need to enter the token's contract address, symbol, and decimals. You can usually find this information on the token’s official website or a blockchain explorer like Etherscan. Copy and paste the contract address to avoid mistakes.

Step 7: Confirm Addition

After entering the token details, double-check for accuracy. Then, tap "Add Token" or "Next" to confirm.

Step 8: Verify Token is Displayed

Return to the main account screen, and you should now see the token listed along with your other assets.

That's it! You've successfully imported token data into your MetaMask mobile app. Now you can easily keep track of this token within your wallet. Remember to always double-check contract addresses and be cautious of phishing scams in the crypto space.

Updated on: 23/08/2023

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