How to export your wallet private key from MetaMask?
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Written by Dan
Updated over a week ago

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Please note that your private key is extremely sensitive information. If someone gains access to your private key, they have full control over your wallet and assets. Ensure you are following security best practices and only exporting your private key when absolutely necessary.

Export your wallet

  1. Access Your MetaMask Wallet

    1. First, make sure you have MetaMask installed as a browser extension or mobile application and that you are logged in to your account.

    2. Click on the MetaMask icon in your browser toolbar or open the mobile application.

  2. Go to Account Details

    1. In the MetaMask interface, click on the account icon (a circle in the top-right corner of the screen).

    2. From the drop-down menu, select the “Account Details” option.

  3. Export Private Key

    1. Once in the Account Details page, look for an option labeled “Export Private Key” or similar. Click on it.

    2. MetaMask will prompt you to enter your password to confirm that it’s really you trying to export the private key. Enter your password and click “Confirm” or “Unlock.”

  4. Copy Your Private Key

    1. After confirming your password, your private key will be displayed on the screen.

    2. Copy the private key and store it securely. You might want to write it down on a piece of paper and keep it in a safe place, or use a secure password manager.

Important Security Tips

  • Never share your private key with anyone. Anyone who knows your private key can access your wallet and funds.

  • Avoid storing your private key on your computer or online, as these locations can be vulnerable to hacks.

  • Make sure your computer and browser are free from malware before exporting your private key.

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