Before users can create an account or login, they need to install the MetaMask wallet extension on their browser. MetaMask is available as a browser extension for popular browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Brave. Users can download the extension from the MetaMask website or the respective browser's extension store.
Once the extension is installed, users can launch the MetaMask wallet by clicking on the extension icon on their browser's toolbar. The wallet interface will appear, prompting users to create a new account or import an existing one.
To create a new account, users need to follow the prompts on the wallet interface. MetaMask generates a unique 12-word recovery phrase that users need to save and keep secure. The recovery phrase is crucial because it enables users to recover their accounts if they forget their login credentials or lose access to their wallets.
After creating a new account, users need to set a strong password and enter their email address. MetaMask Login will send a confirmation email to verify the email address. Users need to click on the verification link in the email to activate their accounts.