MetaMask Seed Phrase: How To Find Your MetaMask Secret Recovery Phrase

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OpenSea MetaMask integration has opened doors for NFT enthusiasts to purchase NFTs using the MetaMask wallet. This means it is no longer merely a tool for transferring crypto from one place to another. But, there are times when one can easily forget their secret MetaMask seed phrase, which can land users in a bit of trouble.

A MetaMask seed phrase is an array of simple words that a user must keep safe for times when they accidentally forget their login password. But what should the user do when they can't even remember his MetaMask seed phrase?

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This means that a user is blocked from accessing several MetaMask services including transfers from MetaMask to PancakeSwap as well as accessing the MetaMask NFT feature. To avoid situations like these, a user must follow the instructions mentioned below to retrieve his MetaMask seed phrase.

How To Find MetaMask Seed Phrase

To find your MetaMask seed phrase, a user must:

  • Open MetaMask from its app for login to MetaMask by accessing the MetaMask Chrome extension.
  • Click on the security and privacy option
  • Click on "Reveal recovery phrase."
  • Enter your password to confirm and write the recovery phrase down.
  • You cannot take a screenshot of the recovery phrase. So it is often advised to write the recovery phrase in a notebook (in its prescribed manner) and store it in a safe place.
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How To Change Your MetaMask Seed Phrase?

Per the guidelines issued by the MetaMask team, a user can't change their MetaMask seed phrase.

However, they are free to create a different account and transfer the tokens from their existing account to the new one

In this way, they'll be allotted a new recovery phrase which they can either save or write it down for recovery purposes in the future.

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MetaMask Seed Phrase Not Working?

MetaMask seed phrase is generated in a sequential manner. A user must keep the sequence aligned while entering the seed phrase to avoid any errors.

When you're getting a MetaMask seed phrase not working error, here are a few things you must check to ensure that your seed phrase is correctly entered into the wallet's database.

  • Check whether the 12-word seed phrase is entered sequentially.
  • Check whether the seed phrase has any incorrect spellings.
  • Also, it is worth checking that your seed phrase does not have any irregular spaces in between.
  • If you're still getting the invalid seed phrase error. You should contact the MetaMask customer support here.