We can import account by importing private key of the account. While creating a new account we give passphrase to encrypt the private key. How to import an account in metamask using the mnemonic?

  • By using the passphrase, do you mean the mnemonic, or the UTC/keystore file that is encrypted with a passphrase?
    – Henk
    Commented Jul 2, 2018 at 11:10
  • Yes, I mean mnemonic Commented Jul 2, 2018 at 11:46

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Importing a mnemonic can only be done when you are not logged in. It's best to backup any existing accounts in the current MetaMask instance before importing a mnemonic.

When logged out, you can click Restore from seed phrase, right under the Login button. There, enter your seed phrase and set a password.

Check out this tutorial

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