How to Add USDT to MetaMask

USDT (Tether) Stablecoin cannot be added to MetaMask wallet, so read this simple guide to learn how you can import USDT using contract address.

By The 'Staunch

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.

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.

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Henry is the founder of Crypto Staunch. He studied accounting and finance at Godfrey Okoye University, but became a Cryptopreneur to pursue his interest in learning digital currency and asset investment. Since 2018, Henry Kings has writing about Crypto, DeFi & NFT to help other people get started in the space. His publications has been featured in Binance Square, Digest Africa, Tech Economy, International Business Times, CoinDesk and many other top Crypto media outlets.

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About The 'Staunch

Henry is the founder of Crypto Staunch. He studied accounting and finance at Godfrey Okoye University, but became a Cryptopreneur to pursue his interest in learning digital currency and asset investment. Since 2018, Henry Kings has writing about Crypto, DeFi & NFT to help other people get started in the space. His publications has been featured in Binance Square, Digest Africa, Tech Economy, International Business Times, CoinDesk and many other top Crypto media outlets.