How to Refresh NFT Metadata in OpenSea

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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.

Metadata is information that is embedded in the smart contract of an NFT artwork.

It allows OpenSea or any other NFT platform to pull data from digital assets and display them in their marketplace.

Basically, digital art is a multimedia file (like; PNG, JPG, JPEG, GIF and MP4), and converting it to an NFT, we have to tokenize it on a blockchain.

Every NFTs comprises of metadata that displays information (like; unique traits, names, description and images), which is displayed on OpenSea user interface.

In this guide, I will show you how to refresh metadata in OpenSea, and the reason why you would want to refresh NFT metadata.

Let’s dive right in already…

How to refresh Metadata on OpenSea

Doing OpenSea metadata refresh is incredibly easy, and only take seconds on Ethereum, Solana, Polygon or some other available networks.

Follow these simple steps below to refresh NFT metadata on OpenSea marketplace:

  1. Visit OpenSea marketplace
  2. Login to your account
  3. Click on your profile icon in the top menu
  4. Go to your NFT collections
  5. Open the NFT that is not showing thumbnail
  6. You will see a metadata refresh button
  7. Click the metadata update button.

Once you click the button, the NFT metadata would be refreshed, but to see it, you will also need to refresh the page itself.

If the metadata of that NFT fails to show up, wait for a few minutes and reload webpage again.

What is NFT metadata?

Non-fungible token metadata is a JSON file that contains details (e.g. file format, creator details, transaction records, etc.) that are minted to tokenize the digital asset.

Why do I need to refresh NFT metadata?

Once you’ve created an NFT on a marketplace and it’s not showing you all the details as stated earlier, you’ll need to refresh your metadata to fix this issue.

Does OpenSea metadata refresh cost a fee?

It is completely free to refresh metadata on OpenSea and an alternative NFT marketplace like; LooksRare, MagicEden or Gem.XYZ.

What is OpenSea?

OpenSea is a decentralized marketplace for digital assets built on the Ethereum blockchain.

It was founded in early 2017 by Devin Finzer and Alex Atallah.

OpenSea has become one of the largest and most popular decentralized marketplaces, with millions of users and billions worth of NFTs traded.

Conclusion: OpenSea metadata refresh

If you followed this guide till this extent, it means you now know how you can refresh metadata on OpenSea to see your NFT details.

OpenSea allows users to buy, sell and discover variety of digital assets, including collectibles, gaming items and more.

One of the unique features of OpenSea is that it allows users to search for assets based on metadata or custom keywords.

Whether you’re looking to buy your first crypto kitty, find one of the rarest NFT, OpenSea is the best marketplace for it.