How to add accounts in your wallet

Want to add an account from another wallet, associated with a different Secret Recovery Phrase/seed phrase?

Head to How to import an account instead. Imported accounts are those you add to MetaMask that originate from other wallets, or other Secret Recovery Phrases/seed phrases. This article refers to adding accounts derived from your current MetaMask Secret Recovery Phrase.

When you create your MetaMask wallet, you will be given a Secret Recovery Phrase, and an account is automatically generated. You’ll see that as your Account 1 (default account).

If you'd like to create and manage multiple MetaMask accounts, you could do so simply by adding more accounts. Each of these is associated with the same Secret Recovery Phrase: think of your wallet (your Secret Recovery Phrase) as a container of one or more accounts. (For more detail, see here: What's the difference between a wallet and an account?)

Note that once you add an account, you cannot permanently delete it. It will exist on the blockchain forever.

If you want to re-add accounts after restoring your wallet using your Secret Recovery Phrase, take a look at this article.

Extension Mobile
  1. Click the account selector at the top of your wallet.

  2. Click 'Add account or hardware wallet'.

    MetaMask find add account button extension

  3. Select 'Add a new account' in the subsequent menu.
  4. Enter your preferred name and then hit 'Create' to confirm.

    MetaMask create new account extension

As mentioned above, accounts added using this method are permanent and cannot be removed. They are associated with your Secret Recovery Phrase from the point of creation onwards. If you really want to no longer see them in your wallet, you could restore your wallet (do not do this unless you have your Secret Recovery Phrase recorded somewhere, or you will lose access to all of your accounts). Any accounts with a zero ETH balance will not be automatically re-added during this process, meaning you'll no longer see them.

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