How to add Flow to MetaMask

How to add Flow to MetaMask

Sara White
Fact Checked
Nov 24, 2022

Summary: The Flow (FLOW) network cannot be added to a MetaMask wallet because it is not an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible blockchain.

If you want to use the Flow network for NFTs and other applications, you will need to download a Flow wallet like Blocto or Lilico.

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Does MetaMask support Flow network?

As mentioned above, the short answer is no. MetaMask only supports Layer 1 and Layer 2 blockchains that are built using the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), or a compatible blockchain. This means that the network must be built using the Solidity programming language that would make it compatible with other blockchains like Ethereum, Avalanche, Optimism, Polygon or Arbitrum.

Flow was built using their own programming language called 'Cadence' - which is a first of its kind for digital assets and NFTs. You can learn more about Cadence here.

How do I add a Flow Wallet?

The best way to add a Flow Wallet to your Web or Mobile browser is by downloading a FLOW-compatible Web3 wallet. There are a few different Flow wallets to choose from, all with different advantages and disadvantages. Some of the most popular Flow wallets include:

  • Blocto - a custodial web, iOS and Android wallet.
  • Ledger - the world's largest hardware wallet.
  • Dapper Wallet - popular custodial web wallet.
  • Lilico - a non-custodial web wallet focused on NFTs.
Flow Wallet.
Flow Compatible Wallets.

What is Flow Blockchain?

Flow is a blockchain that was built for digital assets and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The network uses a new programming language called 'Cadence' which allows for more flexibility and customizability than other blockchains. Flow also has some unique features like 'Composables', which allow you to create complex digital assets, and 'Resource Oriented Programming', which makes it easy to develop on the Flow blockchain.

The Flow team is made up of experienced developers from some of the world's largest companies, including Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. The project is backed by major investors like Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures.

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If you're interested in learning more about Flow Blockchain, we recommend checking out the Flow website or reading the Flow Whitepaper.

Sara White

I fell into crypto during the 2017 mania and have been around ever-since. I know write, research and publish my own reports on the digital asset ecosystem.

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