Getting Started with MetaMask Portfolio’s Dashboard

MetaMask Portfolio is a decentralized app developed by MetaMask that allows you to more easily view your account balances, purchase crypto, and access a variety of web3 features. In this series, we’ll walk you through all the major features available on MetaMask Portfolio. In this article, we’ll help you get familiarized with MetaMask Portfolio and its user-friendly dashboard interface. Let’s get started!

Step 1: For a first introduction and immersive experience, visit the MetaMask Portfolio onboarding website and hit enter. 


Step 2: You’ll be taken to a welcome page that introduces you to MetaMask Portfolio. You can scroll and explore the colorful, interactive map. As your cursor explores the screen, certain map features will get monochromatically highlighted. You can click on them to highlight them and then select “Learn more about _____” to get a brief explainer on each of the core features (you can also access these options via the five shortcut keys found centered at the bottom of this page).

Step 3: To start, we’re going to explore the Dashboard feature, so select it as your option to get a brief explainer on how MetaMask Portfolio can help you manage your tokens, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and the various blockchain protocols it can access.

Step 4: Once you feel comfortable, it’s time to try the actual MetaMask Portfolio dapp. It’s worth mentioning at this point that you will need a MetaMask wallet to connect to MetaMask Portfolio as these two products work in tandem with each other. 


Step 5: To explore, click the “Try Portfolio” button found in the upper righthand corner of the welcome screen. You will then be able to link your MetaMask wallet to access the MetaMask Portfolio Dashboard. It will look similar to this (with no portfolio value or tokens):

Step 6: Explore this page to get familiar with it. If you already have crypto and NFTs in your MetaMask wallet, you can view your tokens, NFT collection, and transaction history in the main window. You can also select your fiat currency preference. On the left side of the page, you can access the six core features (Dashboard, Buy, Sell, Swap, Bridge, Stake) along with various settings and support features.

Doing More With MetaMask Portfolio

If you want to leverage the tools, features, and dashboard that you now have access to, you’ll need to have crypto and/or NFTs in your account with which you can trade, stake, and transact. If you have an empty wallet like the one shown above, you’ll need to add crypto to it. There are two ways in which to do this: 
  1. Transfer crypto you already have from an existing crypto wallet to your MetaMask wallet.
  2. Purchase crypto via fiat payment through MetaMask Portfolio.

In the next article, we’re going to break down the process for purchasing crypto via MetaMask Portfolio, the various fiat on-ramping options, and the benefits of purchasing crypto in this manner.

Cheat Sheet:

  • MetaMask Portfolio integrates with the MetaMask wallet to provide a user-friendly dashboard and a host of features.
  • You need a MetaMask wallet to use MetaMask Portfolio. If you don’t have one, you can download one for free via the MetaMask Portfolio welcome screen.
  • The MetaMask Portfolio Dashboard provides a clear view of your transaction history, token balances, and NFT holdings.
  • MetaMask Portfolio also allows you to swap, stake, bridge, buy, and sell crypto.

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