Set up the Coinbase Wallet browser extension

Coinbase Wallet extension is the safest and easiest way to use crypto apps in your browser.
What is a browser extension?
Browser extensions are programs that can be installed into your web browser to change or add functionality. This allows you to use your Coinbase Wallet while enjoying the convenience of using your Chrome browser as opposed to the in-app browser function on your mobile phone.
Where is the browser on the browser extension? The browser is just your regular Chrome or Brave browser. The extension is layered on top, much like extensions you might already use such as ad-blockers or coupon extensions. This allows you to connect your wallet to decentralized apps such as Uniswap or OpenSea to transact with them while viewing from a laptop computer. As far as additional browsers, we hope to support Safari and Firefox in the future.
The Coinbase Wallet extension allows you to explore dapps, trade on decentralized exchanges, collect NFTs, and more from your web browser without needing to confirm transactions from your mobile device.
To get started, you’ll need:
  1. 1.
    To install the Coinbase Wallet extension from the Chrome Web Store.
  2. 2.
    Create a new wallet OR import an existing wallet.

Create a new wallet

  1. 1.
    Once you’ve installed the extension, select Create a new wallet.
  2. 2.
    Click Create a new wallet and enter a username—this is how other Coinbase Wallet users can find you. Note that you will not be able to change your username.
  3. 3.
    Securely back up your 12-word recovery phrase.
  4. 4.
    Verify that you’ve saved your recovery phrase before moving onto the next step.
  5. 5.
    Create a password to access your wallet.
Once the above steps are complete, then you can use your Coinbase Wallet extension immediately.
Important: Coinbase cannot recover your 12-word recovery phrase for you. We recommend storing it in a secure location, such as a password manager or writing it down and keeping it somewhere secure. Your recovery phrase is what gives you—and only you—access to your wallet.
Once you’ve completed the above steps, learn how to add funds to your Coinbase Wallet extension.
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