MetaMask Extension v10.28: bringing NFTs to the Chrome browser
MetaMask’s latest update, v10.28, allows users to view, manage, and send NFTs within the popular Chrome browser extension. The update introduces an NFT view for ERC-721 and ERC-1155 tokens, making it easier than ever for users to interact with their digital assets.
NFTs display arrives to MetaMask
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are unique digital assets that can represent art, collectibles, or virtual goods. They are built on blockchain technology, ensuring their authenticity and scarcity. MetaMask is the self-custody Ethereum wallet with the highest number of users that allows them to manage cryptocurrencies and interact with decentralized applications (dApps) through a browser extension or a mobile app.
MetaMask’s v10.28 update brings the ability to view NFTs within the MetaMask Chrome extension, enabling users to easily manage and send their digital collectibles. Users can see all their ERC-721 tokens, with support for ERC-1155 tokens coming soon. Auto-detection for NFTs is a separate feature that must be enabled in the settings.
Despite these exciting new features, it is crucial to remember that transactions are irreversible. Users should exercise caution and diligence when managing their NFTs. Double-checking the details before initiating a transaction should be on everyone’s minds when interacting with the blockchain.
With v10.28.1, NFTs can be viewed in both the MetaMask extension and mobile app, as well as the Portfolio dApp. The Portfolio dApp is a standalone application that works in tandem with MetaMask to help users manage their tokens, including NFTs. Users can obtain further information on MetaMask’s website.
Using the Portfolio dApp for NFT management
To see the NFTs in the Portfolio dApp, users must follow these simple steps: launch the Portfolio dApp, sign in with MetaMask to the desired address, and click on the “NFTs” tab. All NFTs owned by the linked accounts should be displayed automatically. However, not all NFTs may display correctly due to limitations in retrieving data from third-party sources. MetaMask’s development team is working to improve compatibility and ensure that most NFTs are displayed accurately.
The Portfolio dApp not only provides an overview of your NFT collection but also allows for easy management of your digital assets. By integrating with MetaMask, users can seamlessly navigate between their NFTs, cryptocurrencies, and dApps without the need for multiple applications. This unified experience streamlines the process of interacting with blockchain-based assets, making it more accessible and user-friendly for both newcomers and experienced users alike.
Using the Google Chrome browser extension
When using MetaMask through the browser extension, MetaMask will automatically fetch NFTs on the Ethereum mainnet if automatic NFT detection is enabled. NFTs on other networks are also supported, but they must be added manually. To access the NFTs tab on the homepage, users need to ensure that NFT autodetect is turned on.
In some cases, users might want to add an NFT manually, such as when they have NFTs on EVM-compatible chains like Polygon or BNB Smart Chain. The details for this procedure can be found on OpenSea by connecting the wallet and locating the NFT’s details on the profile.
Will Edge follow Chrome?
Google Chrome may not be the only browser integrated with NFT wallets. Rumors suggest that Microsoft Edge users might soon enjoy the convenience of a built-in crypto and NFT wallet.
Twitter user Albacore recently shared leaked screenshots, hinting at the browser’s ongoing development of this feature. While the MetaMask extension continues to simplify the NFT experience for Chrome users, Microsoft seems eager to follow suit, ensuring that its users won’t be left “edged” out of the digital asset revolution.