How To Send Crypto/Eth To Metamask Wallet (Mobile/App)

Whether you are purchasing NFTs or investing in Ethereum, you will need to know how to transfer ETH to your MetaMask wallet. This article will walk you through the steps of transferring ETH from Coinbase to your MetaMask wallet.

Step 1: Choose Your Fighter (Crypto Exchange Platform)

To begin, you will need a verified account on a reputable cryptocurrency exchange. In this case study, we’ll use the MetaMask wallet for context.

Binance, CoinBase, FTX, and Kucoin, are some exchange platforms you could use.

Step 2: Set Up Your MetaMask Wallet

MetaMask is a software crypto wallet (hot storage) that primarily interacts with the Ethereum blockchain. MetaMask can be accessed via a browser extension or mobile app, which is then used to interact with decentralized applications (Dapps).

Follow the steps below to set up your MetaMask wallet:

  • Install the Chrome extension or the app.

Go to the official website to add the chrome extension to your browser, or download the Android or IOS app for your mobile device.

  • Create your wallet

After selecting Get Started, you will be prompted to either Import Wallet or Create a Wallet. Choose to Create a Wallet if you don’t already have one. Select Import Wallet and enter your secret phrase if you already have a wallet.

  • Create a password.

Make sure your password is strong when you create it. To create the strongest password possible, use upper and lower case letters, numbers, and various symbols.

  • Keep your secret phrase safe.

Because your secret phrase is the Web3 equivalent of your Social Security Number (SSN), you must treat it as such. When securing your secret phrase, make sure to write it down on paper and keep it in a safe place. Write it down on multiple pieces of paper and store it in multiple secure locations for added security.

  • Confirm your recovery phrase.

After you’ve written down your secret phrase, you’ll be asked to enter it again to ensure you’ve written it correctly. You will be logged into your MetaMask wallet after entering your phrase.

How to Send Ethereum (ETH) to a MetaMask Wallet

Now that you’ve set up your exchange account and MetaMask wallet, you’re ready to transfer ETH to MetaMask. The reasons for sending ETH to MetaMask vary, but the most common are to buy an NFT, interact with various Dapps, or as a more secure storage option for your ETH.

Regardless of the reason, we’ll walk you through each step of successfully transferring ETH from your exchange account to your MetaMask wallet below.

For this section, let’s use two of the most popular exchanges, Binance & Coinbase.

For Coinbase;

Step 1: Sign in to your Coinbase account first.

To begin the ETH transfer, you must first sign in to your Coinbase account to access or purchase some ETH.

Step 2: Purchase Ethereum (ETH)

If you have already purchased ETH, proceed to Step 3. If not, go to the top of your Coinbase account and click the Buy/Sell button. Next, select Buy, enter the amount of money you want to convert to ETH, confirm that you are purchasing Ethereum, and then select your payment method before tapping Preview Buy.

Confirm that everything looks good after selecting Preview Buy. Check your payment method and the amount of your native currency converted to ETH. Take note of the Coinbase fee as well, as it will affect your purchase price and the amount of ETH you will receive. If everything appears to be in order, click Buy Now.

Step 3: After you’ve purchased your ETH, go to the Assets tab to check your balance.

Once you’ve deposited some ETH into your Coinbase account, go to the top of the page and click the Send/Receive button. Then, enter the amount of ETH you want to send to your MetaMask wallet and make sure to select Ethereum as your payment method.

Step 4: Copy and paste your MetaMask address into Coinbase.

Sign in to your MetaMask wallet to copy your wallet address before sending your ETH. Your wallet address can be found under Account at the top of your wallet profile.

Your wallet address will be 42 characters long and begin with “0x.” When you hover over the Chrome extension, it should automatically say Copy to Clipboard.

Step 5: Press the Continue/Send Now button.

Click Continue to review your transfer after pasting your MetaMask wallet into Coinbase. Once you’ve confirmed that the transfer looks good, click Send Now.

You must pay a network fee to send ETH from Coinbase to MetaMask. This gas fee is determined by network (blockchain) usage and is not set by Coinbase. It’s also worth noting that receiving your ETH into your MetaMask wallet can take up to 10 minutes or more. This time, once again, is generally determined by how congested the network is at the time of transfer.

Step 6: Check Your MetaMask Wallet

Log into your MetaMask wallet to confirm that you have received your ETH, and you should see a front preview of your new balance.

You may need to click on the Assets tab to view your ETH if you have multiple assets in your wallet.

If you’ve sent your ETH and it hasn’t appeared in your MetaMask wallet, don’t worry; just be patient. Keep in mind that it may take several minutes for it to appear in your wallet. Then, if you want to review your transactions, go to the Activity tab in your wallet, where you can access all of your Etherscan transactions on the blockchain.

For Binance:

How to Transfer Cryptocurrency from Binance to Metamask

  • Access your Metamask account.
  • Connect your Metamask wallet and Binance account.
  • Begin your withdrawal/transfer process by going to the Fiat and Spot section of your Binance Account.
  • Select the relevant blockchain wallet if you have multiple addresses depending on your Metamask wallet and the coin you want to transfer. Because Metamask is primarily an Ethereum wallet, it will most likely be the Ethereum (ERC20) network. Choose the correct network. It could result in a failed transfer and the loss of your cryptocurrency.
  • In the “address” section, enter your Metamask wallet address.
  • Before clicking the withdraw button, enter the amount you want to transfer to your Metamask wallet.


Knowledge is your best friend in the world of cryptocurrency. We hope you found this article on How to Transfer ETH/Crypto to your MetaMask Wallet useful!