MetaMask How to reduce high gas price on MetaMask

How to reduce high gas price on MetaMask

Author: @Mycryptoview Token

Last Updated: January 04, 2023

We all know that eth gas prices can be very high sometimes but, there's a possibility that the settings in your metamask could be adding cost to your gas fees. So why are gas fees so high on MetaMask? The simple answer - gas fees are high due to the congestion on the Ethereum network. If you are interacting with any dapps or sending eth or any tokens and for some reason, the gas price looks weird then follow the steps below to make sure that you are using the correct settings.

  1. Connect to metamask
  2. If you are sending Eth or Erc20 tokens or interacting with dapps go to Advanced options. After EIP1559 Ethereum upgrade, Metamask made changes for more details you can read How to use the new Metamask(EIP1559)


         3. Under the advance section check the gas limit if you are seeing any figure like below screenshot then you have been paying high gas fees due to your metamask settings

             4. Adjust the gas limit to at least 21000(Preferable more)

Once you've made the changes your transaction fees should be fine. Note in some instances, when interacting with some dapps you might have to increase the limit but remember to decrease when done. There are many websites that you can check the recommended gas price to make sure you are not making transactions at the peak of gas price. Check recommended gas fee via

Don’t forget you can also adjust the gas price under advance option in your metamask for faster transaction.

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