Similar to MetaMask, a Trust Wallet is a non-custodial mobile cryptocurrency wallet that allows users to store and manage their digital assets. It supports multiple types of cryptocurrencies and stablecoins.
The platform is free to use and helps users in tracking transaction history, securely store private keys, and send, receive, or buy and sell NFTs.
This wallet is available for both desktop and mobile. In this guide, we will be using Google Chrome (Desktop). Similar steps can be followed for the mobile version
Ready to create one? Here’s a step-by-step guide in creating your first Trust Wallet:
Go to https://trustwallet.com/ and click the “Browser Extension” button.
Next, click the “Get Trust Wallet” button.
Click the “Add to Chrome” button to add a Trust Wallet extension.
Select “Create a new wallet”.
Set up a secure password for your wallet, then click “Proceed.
After carefully reading the secret phrase instructions, click the “Start” button.
Click “Got it” to view your secret phrase. After you've taken them down in chronological order, store them in a safe place and never share this with anyone. These words will need to be used in the event that you lose your wallet, and they are the only way to get it back.
To confirm your secret phrase, arrange the words in chronological order as how you saw them in the previous step. The “Next” button should become blue if everything is done correctly.
Important note: Never give out your private key or secret phrase to anyone or any website. If you do so, malicious actors will have complete access to your funds, and you may never retrieve them again.
Great! You’ve finally created your very first Trust Wallet.
If you want to take a look at your assets and make transactions, you may click on the extension, and a pop-up window of your wallet should appear.
Tip: You can pin the extension to your toolbar to access your wallet faster.
After clicking “Open wallet” to access your wallet. You will be able to view a few wallets made for you on your newly created account.
To know more about the best practices for keeping your Trust Wallet safe, here are credible resources and links you can use:
That’s it. Congratulations on creating your very first Trust Wallet! Stay safe and enjoy your crypto journey, Ka-Bit!