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Core extension: How do I use an existing MetaMask wallet?
Core extension: How do I use an existing MetaMask wallet?

How to use an existing MetaMask recovery phrase to access an account in Core extension.

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Written by Perry
Updated over a week ago

Core extension implements a wide array of features and it can be used right away by accessing an existing MetaMask Wallet rather than creating an entirely new wallet. The Core extension is EVM compatible, meaning the Recovery Phrase for a MetaMask wallet can be used to access Core.

NOTE: This means that the Recovery Phrase can be simultaneously used on both MetaMask and Core.

  1. Copy the MetaMask wallet Recovery Phrase.

  2. If Core extension is not already installed, navigate to the Chrome Store to download the extension on the Chrome browser.

  3. Click on the Core extension icon in the browser to be redirected to the log in screen.

  4. Clicking on Already Have a Wallet? Will bring up the following view:

  5. Select the Recovery Phrase icon (bottom left option).

  6. Enter the MetaMask recovery phrase.

  7. Create a name and password to use when accessing the wallet.

To view a narrated version of this tutorial, please check out the Youtube video here.


For any additional questions, please view our other knowledge base articles or contact a support team member via the chat button. Examples are for illustrative purposes only.

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