Looking for how to add an account to MetaMask, or import an existing one?
This article is specifically about watching accounts in the Portfolio Dapp, available at portfolio.metamask.io. To add an additional account to your MetaMask wallet, see here; to import an existing account, see here.
Watching an account lets you add it to your portfolio without connecting to it directly as you do with the typical method for adding accounts.
You can watch any MetaMask account that exists. This is useful if, for example, you have numerous MetaMask wallets (i.e. multiple Secret Recovery Phrases): due to the nature of MetaMask Extension and MetaMask Mobile, you can only be signed into a single wallet at a time in the same browser instance or mobile device. By watching your accounts, you can bring together multiple MetaMask wallets within the same portfolio.
To watch an account, follow these steps:
Find the account selector at the top of the portfolio page. Click it, and then click on 'Add another account' at the bottom of the menu:
Now you'll be presented with the option to connect via MetaMask or to watch an account. Naturally, we want to pick the latter:
- Input the ENS name or public address of the account you want to watch, and click 'Import'.
The account will be added to your portfolio. The account's balance and held assets will be reflected in your overall portfolio view, though you can filter the displayed accounts by unchecking them in the account selector.