There are a few different ways to locate and view your transactions:
Finding transactions in MetaMask
As soon as you submit a transaction to the network, it will appear in the 'Activity' tab of your account, detailing whether you were sending or receiving:
Click on the transaction in question to display its details:
From here, you can also get additional information by following the 'View on block explorer' link. 'Copy Transaction ID' will add the transaction hash to your clipboard.
There are two ways to access your transactions on Mobile.
The first is to tap on the token type whose transactions you want to view:
The second is to tap the hamburger icon in the top left and select 'Transaction History'. In the list this brings up, tap on the transaction you're looking for to view its details.
Finding transactions on the block explorer
Firstly: what is a block explorer?
Essentially, block explorers are independent sites which retrieve information about activity on the blockchain, organise it, and make it freely available online. With the help of block explorers, all network (blockchain) activity can be quickly queried, helping ensure total transparency.
Although their barrage of long, hexadecimal numbers and highly specific terminology can be intimidating at first, block explorers are very easy to use. These skills will form a vital element in your toolkit for using Web3.
Make sure you're using the right site by heading to the relevant network profile from our hub, which covers many of the most popular EVM-compatible blockchains.
Although there are distinctions between each block explorer, they broadly look the same. The steps below will apply regardless of the network you're using:
- Open up the appropriate block explorer. Network profiles accessible from our hub can help you find it.
- Copy your wallet address.
- Paste your address into the search bar to open up your wallet's page.
- Locate the transaction in the list provided.