To delete a network in MetaMask, you need to access the network settings.
In your network settings, select the network you want to delete, scroll down and click Delete .
After clicking on Delete the network will be deleted.
If you click on the Network drop-down box, you will no longer see the deleted network.
If you want to remove test networks, you don’t need to delete them.
Instead, you just have to hide them in your settings.
To do this, go to MetaMask settings, click Advanced and turn off Show test networks .
Once Show test networks is turned off the test networks will be hidden.
Here’s how to delete a network on MetaMask:
- Log in to MetaMask
- Go to your MetaMask settings
- Click on Networks
- Select the network you want to delete
- Click on Delete
1. Log in to MetaMask
If you haven’t downloaded the MetaMask extension yet, you can do so here .
To begin with, you need to log in to your MetaMask wallet.
First, open Chrome and click on the MetaMask extension on the Chrome toolbar.
After clicking on the MetaMask extension, you need to log into your wallet.
To do this, enter your password and click on Unlock .
Alternatively, you can access your wallet by importing your secret recovery phrase.
2. Go to your MetaMask settings
After logging into your MetaMask wallet, you need to go to your settings.
You will not be able to delete networks from the Network drop-down box itself.
First, click on your profile icon in the top navigation bar (next to the Network drop-down box).
This will open a menu containing more options.
This includes Create Account , Import Account , Connect Hardware Wallet , Support and Settings .
Click on Settings to go to your MetaMask settings.
3. Click Networks
After clicking on Settings you will arrive at the settings page.
The page contains more options.
This includes General , Advanced , Contacts and more.
You will also see at Networks which allows you to add and edit custom RPC networks.
Click on Networks to edit your networks.
4. Select the network you want to delete
After clicking on Networks you will see a list of your networks.
This includes the Ethereum Mainnet network and other test networks.
It also includes any custom networks you have added.
Now you need to select the network that you want to delete on MetaMask.
For example, if you want to delete the Smart Chain network, select Smart Chain.
5. Click Delete
After selecting the network you want to delete on MetaMask, you will land on its details.
This includes the URL, chain ID, currency symbol, and more.
Note that you cannot delete the Ethereum Mainnet network file or test networks.
This is because these are the default networks on MetaMask.
You can only delete custom networks that you have added in the past.
If you are deleting a custom network such as the Smart Chain Network, scroll down and click Delete .
The Delete will not be available for the Ethereum Mainnet network or test networks.
6. Confirm the deletion of the network
After clicking on Delete a popup will open.
The popup asks if you are sure you want to delete the network.
Now you need to confirm the deletion of the network.
To do this, click Delete .
After clicking on Delete the network will be deleted on MetaMask.
Now, if you click on the Network drop-down box, you will no longer see the deleted network.
You have successfully learned how to delete a network on MetaMask!
You can delete a network in MetaMask if you don’t use it.
If you have added a custom mesh to MetaMask like Fantom or Polygon, you can follow the guide above to get rid of them.
Note that you cannot delete test networks on MetaMask.
You can only hide test networks if you don’t want them to appear in the Network drop-down box.
To hide test networks, click your profile icon, click Settings and click Advanced .
In the advanced settings, scroll down until you see the Show test networks .
If Show test networks is enabled, it means that test networks will be visible.
To hide them, you need to disable the option.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.