Before you can swap tokens on PancakeSwap, you need to connect a wallet like MetaMask to it.
That way, you can use your BNB from MetaMask to swap for another token.
To connect MetaMask to PancakeSwap:
- Install MetaMask on Chrome and create a new wallet.
- Go to PancakeSwap, click on “Connect”, and click on “MetaMask”.
- After you’ve clicked on “MetaMask”, a pop-up notification will open.
- The pop-up notification will guide you on how to connect MetaMask to PancakeSwap.
All you have to do is to follow the on-screen instructions to connect them together.
Then, your MetaMask wallet will be automatically connected to the Binance Smart Chain network.
1. Install MetaMask & create a new wallet
Note: Skip to the second step if you’ve already installed MetaMask on Chrome.
The first step is to install MetaMask and create a new wallet.
Firstly, go to the MetaMask website on your desktop.
Once you’re on the MetaMask website, click on “Download now” followed by “Install MetaMask for Chrome”.
Clicking on the “Install MetaMask for Chrome” will take you to the MetaMask extension on Chrome.
Next, click on “Add to Chrome” to add MetaMask to Chrome.
Once you’ve added MetaMask to Chrome, you’ll land on the homepage of the MetaMask website.
On the homepage, you’ll see a couple of options including “Import wallet” and “Create a Wallet”.
If this is your first time using MetaMask, click on “Create a Wallet”.
In the wallet creation process, you’ll be given a recovery phrase.
Make sure to save the recovery phrase somewhere safe.
After you’ve saved your recovery phrase, you need to verify it.
Once you’ve verified your recovery phrase, your MetaMask wallet will be successfully created.
2. Go to PancakeSwap & click on “Connect”
Now that you’ve created a new wallet on MetaMask, you can connect it to PancakeSwap.
Firstly, go to the PancakeSwap website.
Once you’re on the PancakeSwap website, you’ll see a “Connect” button on the top navigation bar.
Click on the “Connect” button.
After you’ve clicked on the “Connect” button, a pop-up will open.
On the pop-up, you’ll see a list of wallets that you can choose from.
Since you’re looking to connect Metamask to PancakeSwap, click on “Metamask”.
3. Connect MetaMask to PancakeSwap
After you’ve clicked on “MetaMask”, the MetaMask pop-up notification will open.
On the notification, you’ll see all of your MetaMask accounts.
If you only have one account, you don’t have to do anything as it’ll be selected by default.
Then, tap on the “Next” button to continue with the connection process.
After you’ve tapped on the “Next” button, you’ll land on the “Connect to Account” page.
On the page, you’ll see a “View the addresses of your permitted accounts (required)” checkbox.
The checkbox states that you need to allow PancakeSwap to view your addresses.
By default, the checkbox will be ticked as it is required.
Tap on the “Connect” button to proceed to the next step.
4. Allow PancakeSwap to be used within MetaMask
Once you’ve tapped on the “Connect” button, you’ll land on the “Allow this site to add a network” page.
By default, the network that will be used is the Binance Smart Chain Mainnet network.
If it’s on another network, you can change it later via your MetaMask Settings.
Tap on the “Approve” button to proceed to the next step.
After you’ve tapped on “Approve”, you’ll land on the “Allow this site to switch the network?” page.
The final step is to switch the selected network on MetaMask to the Binance Smart Chain Mainnet wallet.
To do so, tap on the “Switch network” to switch the network.
After you’ve tapped on “Switch network”, you’ll be back on PancakeSwap.
On PancakeSwap, you’ll see your wallet address at the top-right corner of the page.
This means that you’ve successfully connected MetaMask to PancakeSwap.
Now, you’ll be able to swap BNB for another token.
You can do so by pasting the address of the token that you want to buy on the “To” field.
Then, enter the amount of BNB that you want to swap for the token and click on “Swap” to swap them.
You’ve successfully learned how to connect MetaMask to PancakeSwap!