Add Songbird to Metamask [Let your Wallet Sing In 2023]

Heard about Flare’s canary network Songbird and wish to Maximise its potential? Look no further!

In this guide, I’ll show you exactly (In 5 DETAILED Steps) how to add songbird to Metamask and manage your SGB like a pro.

Here is what you’ll learn:

1. A 5 Simple and DETAILED step-by-step process to add songbird network to Metamask

2. Where can you store Songbird

3. Lots More!

If you’re ready, let’s get started!

The Songbird Network is gaining traction in the DeFi space. Songbird, like Kusama (KSM), Polkadot’s canary network, is the advanced testing network (or canary network) of the Layer 1 blockchain, Flare

The Songbird network (like Flare) is an Ethereum-compatible network focused on cross-chain compatibility between blockchains. Its native cryptocurrency is Songbird (SGB).

If you’re looking for a simple and detailed step-by-step guide on how to add songbird to your Metamask wallet, look no further! Keep on Reading!

How to Add Songbird to Metamask?

Do you want to go straight to the answer? Here are our 5 Steps:

STEP 1. Unlock your Metamask Wallet

STEP 2. Click on the Network Dropdown Box

STEP 3. Click The Add Network Button

STEP 4. Click on “Add a Network Manually”

STEP 5. Input Songbird RPC Custom Details and “Save”

Note: Keep Reading to learn how to wrap and delegate songbird tokens!

CONFUSED? Don’t worry, we’ll EXPLAIN Below!

Here’s how to add Songbird Network to Metamask in a nutshell. If you want a DETAILED, step-by-step guide, here’s what we’ll cover:

  1. What is Songbird?
  2. How to add Songbird Network To Metamask in 5 Steps
  3. Conclusion
  4. FAQs
    1. How do I add Flare Network to Metamask?
    2. Can you Wrap songbird on MetaMask?
    3. What Wallet supports Songbird?

1. What is Songbird?

Songbird is a canary network that enables developers to test decentralized applications before deploying them to the Flare Network. Contrary to a Testnet, a canary network like Songbird has real value, a real ecosystem, and a real native coin called Songbird. 

Songbird uses innovative technology (an agent and an originator) to bridge incompatible tokens without a centralized pool of reserves. For example, if you want to transfer XRP to Songbird, you don’t need to wrap it; instead, you send it to an agent, who locks up SGB as collateral and issues an XRP equivalent (FXRP) in return. 

To ensure the agent always receives a swap of equal value, Songbird leverages the Flare Time Series Oracle (FTSO). A decentralized tool that collects information from signal providers, who are accountable for providing reliable off-chain data for execution on-chain.

2. How to Add Songbird Network in 5 Steps

The Songbird network (like Flare) is an Ethereum-compatible network focused on cross-chain compatibility between blockchains. As a result, tokens like Songbird can be easily added to Metamask. 

Before You start:

  • Ensure you have a computer or mobile device with an internet connection
  • Ensure you have a web3 crypto wallet like Metamask installed on your browser or mobile device (iOS and Android). 
Note: To enjoy Songbird Network, you must have a web3 wallet like Metamask. Metamask is a leading Web3 wallet that lets users to connect with decentralized apps (dApps) on the Ethereum Blockchain. It's both a browser extension and a mobile app (iOS and Android). You can download it on their official website

Here is my 5 DETAILED Step Process:

Step 1: Unlock your Metamask Wallet

The first step is to unlock your Metamask wallet extension or mobile Android/iOS device. Click the Metamask browser extension (or mobile app) and enter your secure password in the box.

Unlock Metamask Wallet

NOTE: Always keep your password and recovery phrase in a safe place

Step 2: Click on the Network Dropdown Box

When you unlock your wallet, you’ll see the name of your default network (E.g., Eth Address) as well as a dropdown arrow. Click that option to see a list of all your available networks.

Network Dropdown Box
Note: On mobile devices, select the hamburger menu.

Step 3: Click Add Network Button

At the bottom of your list of available networks, you’ll see an Add Network Button. Hit this button to add a new network to Metamask.

Network Dropdown Menu )

Note: On mobile devices, go to Settings and Select Networks

Step 4: Click on “Add a Network Manually”

Following that, you’ll see a screen with the option to automatically add other networks. Unfortunately, Songbird Network is not on that list. So, we will need to add it manually

Add a Network Manually

Click on [Add the Network Manually]

Note: On mobile devices, Click on “Add Network.” 

Step 5: Input Songbird RPC Custom Details and Save

The final step is to input the RPC custom details. RPC (remote procedure call) is a URL that allows you to connect to a server node (for example, the Songbird server) and interact with that Blockchain.

Note: On mobile devices switch to custom networks and fill up the RPC Songbird network Details. Then, click “Add.” 

Fill in: 

Songbird Network

Adding Songbird Explorer is optional, but it is always a good idea to fill out all of the information and know where to verify all Songbird blockchain transactions.

After you input all the details, just click “Save” on the dialog box, and Voilá!, your default network (E.g., Ethereum Mainnet) will be switched automatically to the Songbird Canary-Network. 

Now you are ready to interact with the Sonbgird Blockchain Platform!

Note: Alternatively, you can add Songbird Network to metamask automatically by connecting your wallet on ChainList, and adding Songbird Canary-Network.
Read More: Add Network to Metamask Automatically [IN ONE CLICK]

3. Conclusion

The Songbird Network is an advanced testing network of the Flare Blockchain. It is a canary network focused on bridging tokens in a more secure and decentralized way than traditional bridges. Most bridges use wrapped tokens, which require a centralized reserve of the base currency to function.

To Add Songbird to your Metamask wallet follow these steps: 

  • Step 1: Unlock your Metamask Wallet
  • Step 2: Click on the Network Dropdown Box
  • Step 3: Click The Add Network Button
  • Step 4: Click on “Add a Network Manually”
  • Step 5: Input Songbird Custom RPC Details and “Save”

We hope you found this guide helpful! If you haven’t wrapped your Songbird tokens yet, head to our FAQs section. 

4. FAQs

How do I add Flare Network to Metamask?

To add Flare Network to Metamask follow this 5-Step Process:

  • Step 1: Unlock your Metamask Wallet
  • Step 2: Click on the Network Dropdown Box
  • Step 3: Click The Add Network Button
  • Step 4: Click on “Add a Network Manually”
  • Step 5: Input FLARE Network RPC Custom Details and “Save”

Read More: If you would like a DETAILED Step-by-Step process we got you covered. Click on Add Flare Network to Metamask in 2023 [Ignite your Wallet]

Yes. To wrap Songbird to Metamask head to FlareMetrics to check the list of FTSO Providers. Pick an FTSO provider from the list and head to their website. Connect your Metamask Wallet. Select the number of songbird tokens to be wrapped and click “Wrap.”

Read More: For a more detailed explanation click on How to Add Wrapped Songbird to Metamask [In 5 Easy Steps] 

Songbird is supported by leading hardware wallets like Ellipal Titan and SafePal. Also, you can use multi-chain software wallets such as Metamask and Bifrost

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Marc Arbonés
Marc is a millennial economist, systems thinker, crypto investor (since 2017), crypto writer, and peak performance consultant. He is the Editor and Founder of Altcoins Mastery, where he supports creators and investors in capitalizing on a "fairer" financial system powered by Crypto, DeFi, and web 3.0.