Yes, you can have two or more Metamask crypto wallets. Within the wallet, you can create multiple addresses that function as a wallet. Each one can be imported to multiple devices as well. So you can use the same address on more than one device. Besides that, you can also add different blockchains and use the same address on each blockchain. As long as it is an EVM-compatible blockchain.
In this blog, we take a look at how you can create multiple Metamask wallets, how you can add them to different devices, and also how to add other blockchains to the same wallet.
We have already written a lot about this wallet as it is one of the most popular in the crypto space. So make sure you check out our Metamask review and the other articles that talk about it.
Creating a new Metamask wallet
If you already have a Metamask wallet and you want to add a second one, there are 2 ways to do so. One is by going into the wallet and going to the “my accounts” section. Here you find the “create account” button. Click it and you will add a new account/wallet to your Metamask. It is as simple as that.
You can do this as many times as you want and use as many wallets as you like. So you can create one for each use case or just to divide your crypto for whatever reason you have.
The other way to create a new one is through using another device and simply downloading a new one. Once you have done so you will receive a new address that you can use. And now you will have 2 Metamask wallets. If you do have Metamask on 2 different devices, you might prefer to also use the same address, to just make it a bit easier. Which you can also easily do.
How to use the same address on 2 different devices
When you have a crypto wallet on 2 different devices, whether Metamask, Trust Wallet or Exodus. They all make use of 12-word phrases and private keys (depending on the wallet). This makes it simple to take the 12-word phrase or private key from one wallet and import it into another wallet, on another device.
So if you use Metamask on mobile and as a web extension, you can just import the 12-word phrase to one another. But in case you want to use 2 different wallets but with the same blockchain account. You might need to import the private key.
If you plan on doing this, we urge you to be very careful. Because a private key or 12-word phrase works as the password to your crypto account. Meaning that anyone with access to it can access your funds. So make 100% sure that no one that you would not trust with your money to see either of them.
How to add a second wallet to Metamask
You can add a second wallet by doing so as we mentioned before. By clicking “add new account”. Once you have a second address you can send your ETH or BNB between the two addresses as much as you want.
This way you can have on Metamask address for DeFi and one for games if you would like. And all of that from within the same wallet application.
One other thing you could do to add an extra wallet is to just have more than one crypto wallet. Although Metamask is very nice. There are more good wallets out there that you could use simultaneously. This gives you a bit more exposure to interfaces out there. But also to other blockchains.
In the case that you use an EVM wallet, you could also still link that one to your old one and use 2 different interfaces for the same blockchain account.
How to add other blockchains to Metamask
Metamask supports a large variety of different blockchain networks. As long as they run an EVM on it nonetheless. So if your favorite blockchain has an EVM you could add it in a matter of a few seconds. We wrote already have many articles about how you can add a specific blockchain to Metamask. So here is a list below linked to those articles.
- BNB Smart Chain
- Hoo Smart Chain
- Kucoin Community Chain
- Gnosis Chain
- Huobi Eco Chain
- Ethereum Classic
- Energy Web Chain
- XinFin Network
Can I use the same Ethereum address for other blockchains?
Yes, you can. It is possible and also easier to use the same Ethereum address on other blockchains. As long as these blockchains are EVM-compatible.
So all the blockchains mentioned above that you can add to your wallet do not all need a new address. You can just use the same address for many different EVM-compatible cryptocurrencies. Which makes it super easy to switch between chains and enjoy the whole multi-chain ecosystem. Whether you prefer to use Polygon or Moonbeam. Both can still use the same address and thus also have the same private key and 12-word phrase.
If you ever end up accidentally sending your CRO or AVAX to your Ethereum address. You can still recover the tokens easily when you add that blockchain to the same wallet. So you have access to that wallet address on that blockchain as well. From there on you can either send it back, move to another blockchain with the tokens, or do anything else you would like to do with your crypto assets.
We hope that this article helped you answer some questions regarding crypto wallet addresses, etc. If you are still stuck with another crypto-related question, you can always reach out to us on our social media or read one of our other educational blogs.