Advanced MetaMask Setup

This article is far from covering every single settings option of MetaMask, we just wanted to highlight a couple of features that we think might be useful for Lattice users.

If you want to learn more, head over to the MetaMask knowledge base:

Renaming Your Accounts

You can rename your MetaMask accounts (hot wallets/Lattice addresses) by clicking on the active account name at the top of MetaMask and then clicking on the three dots next to that account in the Select an account menu and selecting Account details, where you can just click the edit button and type in your new custom name.

Switching to Dark Mode

You may have noticed most of the MetaMask screenshots in our articles are in dark mode to match the knowledge base theme - the good news is you can also switch to dark mode and be cool 😎

Do this by going to Settings → General and select Dark from the dropdown under Theme.

Switching or Adding Networks & Using Testnets

Knowing how to switch the active network you're on to a different EVM-based chain or an Ethereum L2 network is really useful if you want to delve deeper into blockchain tech and explore more the space has to offer!

Adding new networks is fairly easy, simply click on the button in the top left corner that says "Ethereum Mainnet" by default and click on Add network - you will be taken to Settings where you can choose from a list of commonly used networks (or add one manually). Or you can click on show/hide test networks and you will be taken to the respective settings option that lets you do so (testnets are hidden by defaults as they are mostly used only by active developers).

MetaMask Snaps

Snaps are a cool way to integrate more chains into MetaMask as well as add further functionality and safety. Snaps are custom apps you can install on your MetaMask, similar to how you can install useful add-ons on your browser. You can read more about Snaps here and you can find the Snaps directory here:

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