A Complete Beginner's Guide to the New Trust Wallet Browser Extension

Have you got Questions? We have answers! Here you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions that cover a lot of ground.

What is the Trust Wallet Extension?

The Trust Wallet Extension is a secure, multi-chain crypto wallet browser extension that allows users to securely store, send, and receive a wide range of digital assets and interact with decentralized applications (dApps) on their desktops.

The new Trust Wallet Extension is still a beta version, which means that new features and capabilities will be added in the months to come.

Which Web Browsers Does the Trust Wallet Extension Support?

Currently, the Trust Wallet Extension supports Chrome, and Brave.

Trust Wallet vs. Trust Wallet Browser Extension: What’s the Difference?

Trust Wallet is the most trusted and secure mobile crypto wallet. Supporting over 1 million assets across 64 blockchains, Trust Wallet enables users to manage all their crypto assets in one place.

The Trust Wallet Extension is a Chrome browser extension that allows users to securely send, receive, and store a range of digital currencies and tokens across numerous EVM-compatible chains, including Ethereum, BNB Smart Chain, Avalanche, and Polygon, and interact with decentralized applications (dApps) directly within their web browser.

How to Set Up Trust Wallet Extension on Your Browser

You can download the Trust Wallet Extension on your Google Chrome browser by clicking on this link.

You can confirm that the Trust Wallet browser extension installation was successful by clicking on the ‘Extensions’ icon on your top right and, then, ‘Manage Extensions’ from your Chrome browser.

Once successfully installed, click on ‘Create Wallet’. Next, you can opt to share your data with Trust Wallet or not. Trust Wallet will use this data to enhance your user experience. However, if you don’t want to share your data, you can opt for the ‘Do not share’ option.

Proceed to set up your password and agree to the Terms of Use. Next, backup your Secret Phrase. You can do this by writing it down and keeping it in a safe place. By backing up your Secret Phrase, you will be able to recover your wallet in the event you end up losing your device.

Once you’ve noted down your Secret Phrase, you will be required to confirm it in the correct order to finish your verification and open your wallet.

How to Transfer Funds from Your Trust Wallet App to the Wallet

You can seamlessly send funds from your Trust Wallet app to Trust Wallet Extension.

To transfer funds from your Trust Wallet mobile app to the wallet extension, go to the app, select the token you want to transfer, and click on ‘Send’ below the token balance.

When prompted to key the ‘Recipient Address,’ paste the ‘Receive’ address of the same token from your Trust Wallet Extension on the app, and enter the amount of tokens you want to transfer. Finally, you confirm the transaction and wait a few moments for the tokens to appear in your Trust Wallet extension.

Make sure you have the network’s native token to cover gas fees!

How to Import Your Trust Wallet Into the New Browser Extension

To import your Trust Wallet into the new browser extension, click on ‘Import Wallet’ on your browser extension and key in the Secret Phrase of your existing Trust Wallet.

Can You Auto-Sync Your Trust Wallet with the Browser Extension Using a QR?

At launch, you will not be able to sync your Trust Wallet with the Trust Wallet Browser Extension using a QR code. Instead, you will need to use your Secret Phrase to import your existing Trust Wallet.

How to Access dApps Using the Trust Wallet Extension

To access decentralized applications (dApps), log onto the website of the application you would like to access in your Chrome browser.

Then, click ‘Connect wallet,’ and depending on the dApp, you will have different options:

  1. Click the ‘Injected’ button (see Uniswap or Sushiswap as an example).
  2. Click the “Browser Wallet” icon to connect using the web extension (see Aave as an example).
  3. A few dApps already support Trust Wallet extension (see DAO Maker as an example).
  4. As a backup, you can always use the Trust Wallet mobile to connect via Wallet Connect in the mobile app’s settings. However, this connection won’t show as being active in the extension.

Make sure you have Trust Wallet Extension set as your default wallet in ‘Settings,’ so that Trust Wallet Extension automatically opens and allows you to connect to dApps.

What Blockchains Does the Browser Extension Support?

Starting out, the Trust Wallet Extension will support four leading EVM-compitable blockchains.

  • Ethereum
  • BNB Smart Chain
  • Polygon
  • Avalanche

Will All EVM Tokens Be Supported on the Browser Extension?

The Trust Wallet Extension supports ALL EVM-based tokens. Over 400 EVM tokens are supported out of the box, and all other EVM tokens can be added by referring to a site like www.coinmarketcap.com to add the token’s address.

Non-EVM tokens are not supported currently in the beta version, but Trust Wallet plans to add these shortly in future releases.

Is the Trust Wallet Browser Extension Safe?

Yes.

As a market-leading crypto wallet services provider, Trust Wallet has always put an enormous emphasis on security. The same goes for the Trust Wallet Extension.

However, to ensure the utmost safety of your crypto assets, make sure to stick to crypto wallet security best practices.

Why is my Balance Different on the Mobile App Than on the Extension?

The Trust Wallet mobile app supports 1M+ digital currencies and tokens across 64+ blockchains. The new Trust Wallet Extension will initially support Ethereum, BNB Smart Chain, Avalanche, and Polygon at launch.

As a result, if you import your existing Trust Wallet using your Secret Phrase, you will only see the digital assets you hold on these four blockchains.

How to Add a Custom Network

To add a custom network in the Trust Wallet Extension, open the browser extension, type in the password to log on, and click on the ‘Settings’ Icon at the bottom right of the extension.

Next, click on ‘Network’ and then on ‘Add custom network’ button at the bottom. Now, you can add the network’s name, the RPC URL, the Chain ID, and the network’s token symbol before clicking on ‘Add custom network.’ If you are adding a test network, tick the ‘This is a test network’ box.

How to Add a Custom Token

To add a custom token in the Trust Wallet Extension, open the browser extension, type in the password to log on, and click on the ‘Manage tokens’ icon on the top right. There, you can type on the token you would like to add to your Trust Wallet Extension.

If you would like to add a custom token that does not appear as part of the wallet extension’s default settings, click on ‘Add custom token.’ Next, select the blockchain the token operates on and click ‘Next.’ Then, add the token contract address, at which point the symbol and decimals will auto-populate on the user interface. Finally, click on ‘Add custom token’ to add the token to your Trust Wallet Extension.

How to Set Gas Fee Preferences

If you want to ensure your crypto transaction is confirmed quicker, you can increase the gas fees for your transaction.

Conversely, if your translation is not time-sensitive and you would like to save money on gas fees, you can also set your network fee to ‘Slow’ to save on gas fees.

To set your gas fee preference for a specific transaction, open the Trust Wallet extension, click on the token you want to send, put in the receiver’s wallet address and the amount of token you want to send, and then click on the small icon next to ‘Network Fee.’ There, you will be able to access the ‘Edit Network Fee’ screen, where you can choose between the gas fee settings: ‘Slow,’ ‘Default,’ and ‘Fast.

Alternatively, you can choose to customise your gas fees by clicking on the icon next to ‘Custom.’ There, you can set your gas fees manually by typing in the maximum fee (in GWEI) or the priority price you would like to pay for this specific transaction. Finally, click ‘Save’ to confirm the custom fee setting.

The Roadmap: What’s Next for the Trust Wallet Browser Extension?

The Trust Wallet Extension is launching in beta, with plans to add additional features and capabilities in the coming months. Here’s what’s on the horizon.

More blockchains:

  • Bitcoin
  • Solana (non-EVM)
  • Arbitrum (L2)
  • Optimistic (L2)
  • Complete chain parity with mobile

Easy, low-fee cross-chain swaps

Hardware wallet integration

Multiple wallet support

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