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I would like to have a button that switches between main net and ropsten on my app, in order to do so I need to programatically change the current network with MetaMask. But I cannot find aby reference about this. Do you guys have any idea on how to achieve this?

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You will need to prompt the users to change their network via MetaMask.

Assuming web3 is an initialised instance of the Web3 library with a provider:

import Web3 from "web3";

const FALLBACK_WEB3_PROVIDER = process.env.REACT_APP_NETWORK || 'http://0.0.0.0:8545';

const getWeb3 = () => {
    return new Promise((resolve, reject) => {
        // Wait for loading completion to avoid race conditions with web3 injection timing.
        window.addEventListener("load", async () => {
            // Modern dapp browsers...
            if (window.ethereum) {
                const web3 = new Web3(window.ethereum);
                try {
                    // Request account access if needed
                    await window.ethereum.enable();
                    // Acccounts now exposed
                    resolve(web3);
                } catch (error) {
                    reject(error);
                }
           }
           // Legacy dapp browsers...
           else if (window.web3) {
               // Use Mist/MetaMask's provider.
               const web3 = window.web3;
               console.log("Injected web3 detected.");
               resolve(web3);
           }
           // Fallback to localhost; use dev console port by default...
           else {
               const provider = new Web3.providers.HttpProvider(
                   FALLBACK_WEB3_PROVIDER
               );
               const web3 = new Web3(provider);
               console.log("No web3 instance injected, using Infura/Local web3.");
               resolve(web3);
           }
        });
    });
}

const detectEthereumNetwork = async () => {
    const web3 = await getWeb3();
    web3.eth.net.getNetworkType().then(async (netId) => {
        // Do something based on which network ID the user is connected to
    });
}

detectEthereumNetwork();

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