In this article, you’ll learn how to send USDT between MetaMask wallets. This time, we’ll focus on the mobile version of MetaMask, available for both Android and iOS.

Adding a network to MetaMask

By default, the MetaMask wallet runs on the Ethereum blockchain, which is infamous for its at times abnormal fees. That’s why it’s always a good idea to pick another network that charges less per transaction — for example, Binance Smart Chain (BSC). 

However, before using any network except Ethereum, you need to add it manually to your MetaMask. Let’s find out how.  

Step 1:  Open your MetaMask app. In the upper-left of the main screen, click on the hamburger button.

Step 2: Tap Settings.

Step 3: Go to the Networks section.

Step 4: Click Add network at the bottom of the list.

Step 5: You’ll see a form for filling in the network parameters. 

Fill it out as follows:

Network Name: Binance Smart Chain

New RPC URL: https://bsc-dataseed.binance.org/

Chain ID: 56

Currency Symbol: BNB Block Explorer

URL: https://explorer.binance .org/smart/

Once done, click “Save”. 

Step 6: Return to the main screen and check if the network appears in the top bar.

Adding a token (USDT) to MetaMask

Once you have added the Binance Smart Chain network, now it’s time to add the token. 

By default, MetaMask only shows ETH on your wallet balance. All other cryptos must be imported manually before you can see them in your account. That said, you can actually have some other cryptos on your MetaMask wallet, but not be able to see them until they’re imported. Here’s how to do that.

There are two ways to add USDT to MetaMask.

Method 1

Step 1: At the bottom of the main screen, press the Import Tokens button. A form will open, which you must fill in with the token’s parameters.

Step 2: Next, you need to find out the address of the contract between the USDT token and the Binance Smart Chain network. To do this, go to the token’s page on CoinMarketCap. Alternatively, in the search bar, enter USDT, and tap on the Tether (USDT) token.

Step 3: On the token page, find Contracts and tap where the arrow in the screenshot is pointing.

Step 4: You’ll see a list of available blockchain contracts for the Tether token. Find the Binance Smart Chain network (aka BNB Smart Chain) here and tap on the copy icon.

 

Step 5: With the contract copied, return to the MetaMask app and paste the address into the corresponding field of the token import form. The fields Token Symbol and Decimals are filled in automatically. After that, click Add token. Now USDT is imported into your MetaMask account. 

Step 6: Return to the main screen and check if USDT is now displayed in your MetaMask wallet.

Method 2

Step 1: Click on the hamburger menu button in the top-left of the main screen. In the next menu, click Browser.

Step 2: You’ll see the internal MetaMask browser page.

Paste the link to the Tether token (USDT) from CoinMarketCap into the search bar https://coinmarketcap.com/en/currencies/tether/. Also, you can type “cmc usdt” in the search bar and access the page from the results. 

Step 3: Find Contracts and tap where the arrow is pointing.

Step 4: Find the Binance Smart Chain network and click on the MetaMask icon next to it.

Step 5: Next, confirm the import by tapping Add token.

Step 6: Return to the main screen and check if USDT is now displayed in your MetaMask wallet.

Sending USDT from MetaMask to MetaMask

Now that we’ve got the BSC network and the USDT token imported, let’s actually send some tokens to another MetaMask wallet. 

Step 1: On the main screen, click on the USDT sign.

Step 2: You’ll see a window for interacting with this token. In it, click Send.

Step 3: In the send form, paste the address of the wallet you want to send the tokens to. 

There is also a button for transferring funds instantly between your own accounts.

Step 3.5: The address is shown right at the top of your main page. Tap on it once, and it’s copied. 

Ask the recipient to send you this address, and paste it in the address field here. 

Once done, hit “Next” to proceed.

Step 4: Enter the amount you wish to transfer.

Double-check that you’ve selected the right network and token, and click Next.

Step 5: Keep in mind that transactions on the Binance Smart Chain network incur fees in BNB tokens. 

You can click on the gas indicator to choose to see all your fee options.

Step 6: In this window, you can choose the gas fee that suits you best. For that, tap on the “Low”, “Medium”, or “High” buttons, and check the suggested fees. The rule of thumb is: the slower — the cheaper. 

Keep in mind, however, that even with low gas fees, transactions on the Binance Smart Chain network usually take very little time to complete. 

Step 7: Click Send.

Step 8: Voila! You’ve just sent some USDT from MetaMask to MetaMask. The funds will arrive as soon as the network processes the transaction. If the recipient doesn’t see the tokens on their balance — make sure to tell them about the necessity of importing your tokens before they’re displayed (see guide #2 in this article). Happy sending!

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