How to send tokens from your MetaMask wallet

Note:

This article focuses on sending ETH and other tokens that conform to the ERC-20 standard. However, the process is essentially the same regardless of the network you're using -- just make sure you have enough of the network's native token to pay for the transaction.

For more information on tokens in general, see here. For general information regarding transactions on Ethereum, see here.

What you’ll need:

  • The Ethereum wallet address of the recipient
  • A balance of the network native token (on Ethereum, ETH; on Binance Smart Chain, BNB; etc.) in your account sufficient to cover the gas fee

Note: If you are using a custom RPC network other than Ethereum Mainnet, please ensure you have the corresponding token needed for gas fees. For example, the BNB token is used as gas for the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) network, and MATIC is necessary for Polygon. For more information on networks other than Ethereum mainnet, see here.

Are you trying to send an NFT (an ERC-721 token?) If so, please follow this guide.

Steps:

Extension Mobile
  1. Under the Assets tab, click the token you wish to send.

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  2. Click Send on the token's main page.

  3. In the Add Recipient field, enter or paste the wallet address(0x format) of the recipient OR select the option to transfer between your accounts. We do not support ENS (Ethereum Name Service).

  4. In the Amount field, enter the amount of the token you want to send.

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    Optional: You can adjust the gas price and gas limit to your preference. The Eth gas station can be a good reference.

  5. Before clicking Next to proceed with the transaction it is a good idea to double-check the recipient address.

  6. Review the transaction detail and click Confirm to send.

  7. You will then be redirected to the main page where you can see a list of your recent transactions on the Activity tab.

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Notes

  • The number of tokens and your transaction fees (gas -- paid in ETH or the native token of the network, such as BNB or MATIC) will not be deducted immediately. The status of the transaction is pending, which means the transaction has been submitted to the blockchain network and is pending confirmation.
  • When the transaction is successful, you will see the updated amount of the token and ETH balances, as well as the status of the transaction updated to “Confirmed”.
  • If you click on the transaction under the Activity tab on MetaMask, you can review the transaction information and have the option to view the transaction record on the network's block explorer, such as Etherscan, BscScan or Polygonscan
  • Sometimes, your transaction may take longer to confirm. When that happens, you'll have the option to Speed Up the transaction by re-submitting the (first pending) transaction with a higher gas price, or Cancel the transaction before it gets confirmed. Learn more about speeding up or cancelling a transaction
  • Please see How to deposit (receive) tokens to your MetaMask Wallet if you are looking to receive tokens.
  • This process is exactly the same for ETH as it is for other ERC-20 tokens, but always make sure that, when sending ERC-20 tokens, the receiving wallet supports the tokens you are sending. 

 

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