What are Communication Snaps?

Communication Snaps introduce notifications, a new feature allowing you to stay up to date with the latest in the blockchain world from right within your MetaMask wallet.

MetaMask Snaps notifications screen

Communication Snaps are the vital link between dapps and your wallet, offering real-time updates, alerts, and messages directly within the MetaMask interface.

Getting started with Communication Snaps

Unlocking the power of notifications is remarkably straightforward; here’s a quick guide to help you get started:

  1. Keep MetaMask updated
    Ensure your MetaMask browser extension is up to date with the latest version; learn how to update it here. Please note that MetaMask Snaps is currently available exclusively for the MetaMask browser extension.
  2. Discover Snaps with notifications
    Install Snaps that incorporate notifications, enabling you to stay informed with important information and crucial alerts. Find Communication Snaps on the MetaMask Snaps Directory.
  3. Stay informed
    As you continue your blockchain journey, Communication Snaps will keep you informed about unfolding events right within the MetaMask interface.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Do all dapps support notifications?

For direct notifications within MetaMask, a dapp needs to develop an accompanying Snap that you can install.

Can I receive notifications on MetaMask Mobile?
At this time, MetaMask Snaps is only available for MetaMask Extension.
I have more questions!
Take a look at the MetaMask Snaps FAQ page.

Communication is only one of the categories of Snaps that is live today; learn more about Interoperability Snaps, which allow you to interact with brand new networks through MetaMask, or Security Snaps, giving you additional information about transactions you’re about to send. Read more about getting started with MetaMask Snaps.

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