How to connect MetaMask to Binance Smart Chain, Polygon, Ethereum, Avalanche — any network — easily
Umbria has made connecting MetaMask to any EVM-compatible chain easy with its Connect Portal.
Adding custom networks such as Binance and Polygon to MetaMask
Anyone that has tried to add a custom network to their MetaMask— that is an EVM-compatible network like Binance Smart Chain, Avalanche, Polygon, TomoChain, Telos, Fantom, to name a few — will know that it’s a time-consuming experience.
The below might be a familiar sight after numerous clicks and drop downs. It’s all rather clunky and fiddly, and actually pretty prohibitive to those who aren’t hugely technical.
How to connect your MetaMask to any chain easily
With Umbria’s Connect Portal there is no need to manually configure RPC connections. Instead it enables you to automatically connect a MetaMask wallet to a network in a couple of clicks.
Simply go to: https://umbria.network/connect/ and choose the network you want to connect to from the dropdown list. You can search by network name, native currency or RPC.
Once you’ve made your selection, the MetaMask modal automatically appears. From here just click ‘approve’ to complete the process.
The Connect Portal also provides useful information regarding the connected chain such as chainID and a link to the network’s native blockchain explorer.
You can also connect your MetaMask wallet to a network just by typing a URL into your browser. Here are a few examples:
The web page detects which chain the user wants to connect to and does all the work.