How to Change Your Wallet on OpenSea – The Complete 2022 Guide

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Hey there! If you‘ve been using OpenSea for a while to buy and sell NFTs, you may have wondered: is it possible to change the crypto wallet connected to my OpenSea account?

The short answer is yes – you can change your wallet on OpenSea. But it doesn‘t work exactly how you might expect.

In this complete guide, I‘ll walk you step-by-step through how to change your crypto wallet on OpenSea. I‘ll also share key information you need to know about wallets and OpenSea, so you can make the right decision for your needs.

Let‘s dive in!

Can You Directly Switch Wallets on OpenSea?

First things first – OpenSea only allows you to connect one crypto wallet per account.

There is no "switch wallets" option on OpenSea. You can‘t simply disconnect one wallet and connect another like you can on some other platforms.

Why not? Well, remember that OpenSea is a non-custodial platform. You maintain full ownership and control of your NFTs at all times.

Allowing unlimited wallet switching would make it harder for OpenSea to verify asset ownership and prevent fraud. So for security reasons, you can only have one wallet per account.

But don‘t worry! You do have options if you need to change wallets…

How to Change Your Wallet on OpenSea in 3 Steps

While you can‘t instantly switch wallets on OpenSea, you can change the wallet connected to your account by following these three simple steps:

Step 1: Connect Your New Wallet

First, you need to connect the new crypto wallet you want to use to a brand new OpenSea account.

For example, let‘s say you currently use a Ledger hardware wallet with your OpenSea account, but you want to change to MetaMask.

You would:

  1. Create a new MetaMask wallet if you don‘t already have one
  2. Go to OpenSea and click "Connect a wallet"
  3. Choose to connect with MetaMask

This will create a fresh new OpenSea account linked to your MetaMask wallet.

Step 2: Log in With Your Original Username

Here comes the "tricky" part…

On this new OpenSea account, you need to log in using the original username and email associated with your previous OpenSea account (the one connected to your Ledger wallet in our example).

When you do this, OpenSea will send you an email to confirm you own both accounts. Click the verification link in the email.

Step 3: Enjoy Your Updated Account!

That‘s it! OpenSea will now link your original username and account details to the new wallet you connected.

You have successfully changed from your Ledger to MetaMask wallet on OpenSea while keeping your original username. Nice work!

What About My NFTs? Do They Transfer Between Wallets?

Now you might be wondering: when I change wallets on OpenSea, will my NFT collection transfer over to the new wallet automatically?

Unfortunately, no. Your NFTs do not transfer between wallets as part of this process.

Your OpenSea account will point to the new wallet address, but you‘ll need to manually transfer any NFTs you want from your old wallet to your new wallet.

This is an important limitation to keep in mind if you need to change OpenSea wallets. You‘ll have to move your NFTs separately.

Some OpenSea users choose to create an entirely new account when they get a new wallet, rather than going through the steps above. This avoids any confusion over whether their NFTs have transferred or not.

But the process above does work if you want to maintain your original OpenSea username with a new wallet. Just remember to transfer your NFTs after.

5 Key Things to Know Before Changing Wallets on OpenSea

Changing your crypto wallet on OpenSea is totally possible, but there are some key things you should keep in mind:

  1. You can only connect one wallet per OpenSea account. No simple "switching" between wallets – you‘ll need to create a new account.

  2. Your NFTs don‘t automatically transfer. You‘ll need to manually move your NFTs from the old wallet to the new one.

  3. Verify your email access. Make sure you still have access to the email for your original OpenSea account.

  4. Check your wallet balances. Don‘t leave any crypto or NFTs behind in your old wallet after changing.

  5. Consider risks carefully. As with anything in crypto, changing wallets has potential security risks to weigh up.

As long as you consider these key points, you should be able to change OpenSea wallets smoothly.

Why Change Your OpenSea Wallet in the First Place?

Before you actually change wallets, let‘s discuss why you might want to in the first place. After all, this process involves some workarounds.

Here are the most common reasons OpenSea users want to change crypto wallets:

  • You‘ve stopped using a wallet. For example, you no longer want to use a specific exchange wallet.

  • You prefer a different wallet now. Maybe you‘ve switched to preferring MetaMask over Coinbase Wallet.

  • You want better security. Hardware wallets like Ledger offer enhanced security for high-value NFTs.

  • You need wallet flexibility. Some wallets offer special features or integrations you want to use.

  • You lost access. If you lost your original wallet‘s private key or seed phrase, you‘ll need to create a new wallet.

Think carefully about your reasons before undergoing the steps to change wallets on OpenSea. In many cases, it may be simpler to just create an entirely new OpenSea account with your new wallet.

Step-By-Step Walkthrough: Changing From MetaMask to Coinbase Wallet

To make the process crystal clear, let‘s walk through a full example of changing your wallet on OpenSea from MetaMask to Coinbase Wallet:

  1. Make sure you have a Coinbase Wallet set up and ready to go. If not, download the app and create a new wallet.

  2. Disconnect your MetaMask wallet from your current OpenSea account.

  3. Go to and connect your Coinbase Wallet when prompted. This will create a new OpenSea account.

  4. Enter the original username and email from your MetaMask/OpenSea account. Verify via email.

  5. OpenSea will now link your username to the new Coinbase Wallet.

  6. Head to MetaMask and initiate transfers to move your NFTs to your new Coinbase Wallet address.

  7. Once transferred, your NFTs will show up as owned by your "new" OpenSea account powered by Coinbase Wallet.

And that‘s it! You‘ve successfully changed your wallet from MetaMask to Coinbase Wallet while retaining your original OpenSea username.

7 Top Wallets Supported on OpenSea

To give you more context, here‘s a quick overview of the top crypto wallets supported by OpenSea:

  • MetaMask: Most popular Ethereum wallet for interacting with dApps like OpenSea. Offers browser extension and mobile apps.

  • Coinbase Wallet: Easy self-custody wallet from major exchange Coinbase. Integrates well with OpenSea.

  • WalletConnect: Connects OpenSea with many other mobile crypto wallets.

  • Formatic: Formerly Portis. User-friendly wallet focusing on accessibility.

  • Fortmatic: Includes features like email-based account recovery.

  • Bitski: Fashion-focused wallet for managing digital collectibles.

  • Torus: Uses decentralized identifiers for enhanced security.

As you can see, OpenSea supports connections with many of the top software, mobile, and hardware crypto wallets. When changing wallets, consider which features and use cases are most important to you from the options above.

4 Alternatives to Changing OpenSea Wallets Entirely

Changing your connected wallet on OpenSea may feel like a hassle. Before doing so, you might want to consider these alternative options instead:

  • Use wallet-to-wallet transfers: Avoid changing wallets completely by simply transferring NFTs between your current wallet and new one as desired.

  • Create a multi-sig wallet: Set up a multi-signature wallet managed by both your current and new wallets for shared access.

  • Make a new OpenSea account: The simplest option – just start fresh with a new account on OpenSea connected to your preferred wallet.

  • Temporarily disconnect wallet: You can temporarily disconnect your wallet on OpenSea without fully replacing it.

Evaluate whether these options can meet your needs instead of fully changing wallets. Often it‘s simpler to use wallet-to-wallet transfers or create an entirely new account.

Key Takeaways – Changing Your Crypto Wallet on OpenSea

Changing wallets on OpenSea involves a few more steps than you may expect, but it is possible. Here are the key takeaways:

  • You can‘t instantly switch wallets on OpenSea – you‘ll need to create a new account with the desired wallet.

  • Follow the steps to link your original username/email to the new wallet for continuity.

  • Manually transfer any NFTs you want to move to the new wallet after changing.

  • Consider why you need to change wallets, and if alternatives like wallet transfers may be easier.

  • Changing wallets has some risks to consider, like lost access or leaving assets behind.

  • With the right preparation, you can smoothly change your crypto wallet on OpenSea.

I hope this complete guide has helped explain exactly how to change wallets on OpenSea! Let me know if you have any other questions.


Written by Alexis Kestler

A female web designer and programmer - Now is a 36-year IT professional with over 15 years of experience living in NorCal. I enjoy keeping my feet wet in the world of technology through reading, working, and researching topics that pique my interest.