Are you planning to use MetaMask because you are mesmerized by its features? If yes, you must have come across some article asking you to download MetaMask extension to get started with it. Well, that’s surely true. Without downloading the MetaMask extension or the app, you can set up your new wallet or will not be able to import an existing one. Hence, it becomes more than important for you to get one of its versions on your device.

Hence, in today’s post, I’m sharing with you some exclusive details that you need to follow if you are having trouble installing this extension on your device. So, without further ado, let us immediately jump into this article and start using MetaMask as soon as possible.

Reasons behind the difficulty 

We need to understand the main factors that result in the difficulties while we try to download the MetaMask extension. Here is the list of those reasons:

  • MetaMask, as a browser extension, can only be downloaded on some specific web browsers. The browsers that are supported by MetaMask are Chrome, Brave, Opera, Edge, and Firefox. Hence, if you are downloading it on any browser other than these, then unfortunately, you won’t be able to do so.
  • Apart from that, if your web browser version is outdated, then also you will find it difficult to download the MetaMask extension
  • In addition to that, when the MetaMask website servers are down, users are not able to download or use the extension features properly
  • On the other hand, if you are downloading the MetaMask extension for Chrome from unauthentic sources or you’re following an incorrect way to do so, then also the issue will arise

The correct way to download the MetaMask extension 

The procedure that you need to follow to install the MetaMask extension is given below:

  1. Start the process by navigating to their official website which is MetaMask.io
  2. If you are installing the MetaMask extension for Chrome, you may also open the Chrome web store
  3. Thereafter, you can choose the available “Download” option
  4. Now, pick the web browser from the given options to start the procedure
  5. If you are looking for a mobile app, pick between iOS/Android operating systems
  6. Then follow the instructions that are completely based on your chosen browser or OS
  7. As and when you download the MetaMask extension, it will open automatically
  8. Now, you can choose the option to set up a wallet (if you are a new user)
  9. Or, you may also import an existing crypto wallet with the help of the SRP (Secret Recovery Phrase)
  10. This way, the extension would be added and you may start to use MetaMask right away

Read summary: 

The article above addresses some of the common reasons why you may not be able to download the MetaMask extension on your device. Apart from discussing the reasons, we have also included here the steps that you need to follow as the correct way to download the extension. I hope you find this post informative. If, after following the correct procedure, you still are not able to get the MetaMask extension installed, please clear off your browser cache and cookies, update your web browser, and make sure that the MetaMask website is not under maintenance and is operational.