How to Add USDT to MetaMask

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Author: Mr. KingsHOK
An accountant who turned cryptopreneur to pursue my interest in crypto and decentralized finance. Let me show you how to invest safely in the space with my experience over the years.

Tether Dollar cryptocurrency token can only be added to MetaMask as custom token.

USDT (Tether) is a Stablecoin, which means it’s value is equal to the dollar (Example 1 USDT equals 1 US Dollar).

I will recommend you read a beginners’ guide on Stablecoins and how they work.

To add Tether token to MetaMask, you need to copy its contract address and import it as custom token.

Once that is done successfully, you’ll be able to send and receive USDT.

Tether is hosted on the Ethereum blockchain network, so you must select the Mainnet in every USDT transaction.

While using MetaMask cryptocurrency wallet in default settings, you don’t need to add a new network.

In other words, let me show you how you can add Tether to MetaMask wallet very easily, and without glitches.

Let’s dive in…

How to add USDT to MetaMask

It’s assumed that you have already created a wallet account in your MetaMask, so we will proceed with that in mind.

Follow these simple steps to add USDT to MetaMask wallet:

  1. Go-to CoinMarketCap website
  2. Search for Tether (USDT) token
  3. Copy the exact contract address
  4. Open your MetaMask wallet
  5. Login into your account
  6. Click/tap on ‘Import tokens’ option
  7. Paste the copied USDT contract address.

Once you complete these steps, you will start seeing USDT on MetaMask list of coins.

Can I add USDT TRC20 to MetaMask?

At the time of writing, there’s no guide on how to add USDT TRC20 to MetaMask, due to the fact that the wallet does not support Tron network.

Over to you

I hope you found this guide useful, because this is the only process on how to add USDT to MetaMask wallet.

However, you can also add Tether to MetaMask directly from the USDT CoinMarketCap page.

Next to the contract address is a MetaMask logo, and once you click on it, USDT would be added to your wallet.

Instead of holding your USDT in MetaMask, you can hold it in a crypto wallet like Ledger Nano X/S.

These crypto hardware wallets are very secured due to their HD (Heuristic Deterministic) features.