Download and install the MetaMask version compatible with your browser (MetaMask extension supports all widely used browsers including Google Chrome, Brave and Firefox)
After it's finished downloading click "Get Started."
Click "Create a Wallet."
Agree or disagree to information collection.
Create your password (You won't need a username!).
You will be given your backup phrase, also known as your "private key," which is made up of 12 words. It is good practice to write this down somewhere safe and never show or tell anyone these words. Anyone who has this phrase can access your assets and do as they please with them. So don't ever give it to anyone!
Congratulations, your wallet has successfully been created! Your account number or wallet address will look something like this: 0xE5A273954d24Eddf9AE9EA4cEf2347d584cfa3DD or as seen in the photo below: 0xE5A….a3DD. If you click on this number (abbreviated below "Account 1"), your computer will automatically copy the address.
If you already own cryptocurrencies, you can add assets by copying your wallet address and sending the assets you own to that address