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Suulola Oluwaseyi
Suulola Oluwaseyi

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Change to Test Network on Metamask

I recently started learning web3 and had to use Metamask. In recent updates of MetaMask, only the Ethereum Mainnet shows by default

Default Metamask display

In development, I need to change to a Test Network not work with the Ethereum Mainnet - until the application gets to production.

Clicking on Add Network shows you the list of all the test network but clicking on it doesn't change the network you are on. You can only Add an external network here - not one of the predefined ones listed.

Network Page

So how do i change my network


  • Go to Settings > Advanced
  • Look for Show test networks

Advanced Settings Preview

  • Toggle it ON Enabled Show Test Networks

ViolaπŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ Problem Solved. Now you can switch between the Ethereum Mainnet and the Test Network from the dropdown above.

Updated Metamask dropdown display

Simple but can be tricky.

I hope this helps.

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