MetaMask is an extension that allows you to interact with Ethereum applications directly in your browser. It lets you send and receive transactions, sign messages, and let's you securely manage your identity for different apps. MetaMask is a non-custodial wallet, meaning you are the only one in control of your funds. There are also some extremely helpful built-in anti-phishing tools to help keep you safer when browsing. For this reason alone, it is highly recommended that you download and install MetaMask.
Installation Instructions for Google Chrome
Go to https://metamask.io
Click Get Chrome Extension
Click Add to Chrome
Review permissions and click Add extension
Click Try it Now
Create a Password and click Create
Take note of your unique account image and click Next
Read Privacy Notice and click Accept
Read Phishing Warning and click Accept
Click to Reveal Secret Words
IMPORTANT: Read and understand everything on Secret Backup Phrase page!
Confirm your Secret Backup Phrase and Click Confirm
Deposit Ether (ETH)
Congratulations! You now have one of the most powerful tools available to help aid you on this journey into the future.