MetaMask Monthly: October 2020 MetaMask – Medium

We hope you’ve had an epic month exploring the decentralized web, curating collectibles and farming vegetables. Our team has been super busy pushing updates, shipping products and furiously developing exciting new features for the MetaMask community. To help keep you up to date, we’re reinstating MetaMask Monthly!

Before we continue, if you’re a dapp developer, please note that you have less than a month left to act on our breaking provider changes.

In case you missed it, here’s what’s new in the MetaVerse:

Meet MetaMask Swaps

MetaMask users can now compare prices and swap tokens directly inside their wallet with Swaps 🎉

  • Find the best price every time. Access the most liquidity and the largest selection of tokens, at the most competitive prices.
  • Fewer approvals. No need to approve every token on multiple DEXs and aggregators for each trade. Approve a token once, trade against virtually all DEXs, and reduce your gas costs.
  • Reduced gas costs. Swaps recommends the best price and the most gas-efficient path for every trade.
  • Slippage protection. Spreads orders across virtually all DEXs to reduce the impact of slippage on the user making the swap.

Check out our latest blog post to learn more and start swapping >>

Now, Meet David!

We’d like to give a special welcome to our latest team member, David Walsh! Like most of our engineers, David is a JavaScript developer. He comes to us from Firefox and he’s known as a bit of a legend for writing great tutorials and explainers. He’ll be focussed on building (for now), but there’s no doubt that he’ll bring the very same documentation and tooling wizardry that made him such a great asset at Firefox to the MetaMask developer community. You can get to know David through his blog here >>.

MetaMask Has Exceeded 1 Million Monthly Active Users

Last year, we reported that MetaMask had reached around 264,000 monthly active users. Since that time, we’ve grown over 400%, and are now supporting over 1 million monthly active users across our desktop and mobile apps! We believe this is a critical milestone for the ecosystem we serve. Learn more about our journey to 1million users >>.

MetaMask Mobile is Available to Download on iOS and Android

If you haven’t downloaded MetaMask Mobile yet, head to the App Store or Google Play, download the App and take Web3 with you wherever you go! Browse and interact with decentralized applications, trade digital assets, play games and more >>

Friendly PSA: Don’t Search Telegram for MetaMask Support Channels

Anyone can create a support channel in Telegram, which makes it difficult to authenticate. Anonymous Telegram chats are prime targets for phishers, so be careful out there. If you ever need help from the MetaMask team, don’t search for a support channel on Telegram — head to our Community Channel. instead 👇

Have Questions? Need Support? Check Our Community Channel

The MetaMask Community channel is a place for MetaMask users and developers to get started, seek out helpful resources, tap the community for troubleshooting help and flag bugs — but it’s also a great way to upvote existing product ideas, pitch your own or provide product feedback. Start exploring >>

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And remember if you need a little help, you can check out the MetaMask Community Channel or connect with the team on Discord.

Team MetaMask 🦊


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