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Using connected wallets

The wallets array from the useWallets hook returns a list of all of the wallets a user has connected to your app, including both embedded and external wallets.

Each of these wallets is represented as a ConnectedWallet object, which you can use to get information about the connection and to request signatures and transactions from the wallet.

Getting info about a wallet

To get information about a connected wallet, first find the corresponding ConnectedWallet object from the wallets array.


To get the wallet's address, use the object's address field:

const address = wallet.address;


To get the wallet's network, inspect the object's chainId field:

const chainId = wallet.chainId;

This is a CAIP-2 chain ID. On EVM networks, it has the format 'eip155:<chain-id>'.

Wallet client type

To get the wallet's wallet client type, inspect the object's walletClientType field:

const walletClientType = wallet.walletClientType;
const isEmbeddedWallet = walletClientType === 'privy';
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The wallet client type refers to the client the user is using to interface with their wallet, such as the MetaMask browser extension, the Rainbow mobile app, or Privy's UIs within your app. Embedded wallets always have a walletClientType of 'privy'. External wallets' wallet client types will vary depending on the client the user is using (e.g. 'metamask', 'rainbow', etc.).

You can also request signatures and transactions from the connected wallet via the wallet's EIP1193 provider.

Getting an EIP-1193 provider

All of Privy's ConnectedWallet objects export a standard EIP-1193 provider object. This allows your app to request signatures and transactions from the wallet, using familiar JSON-RPC requests like personal_sign or eth_sendTransaction.


EIP-1193, also known as the Ethereum JavaScript API, is a standardized interface for how applications can request information, signatures, and transactions from a connected wallet.

To get a wallet's EIP-1193 provider, use the ConnectedWallet object's getEthereumProvider method:

const provider = await wallet.getEthereumProvider();

When requesting signatures and transactions from the wallet, you can either choose to interface with the EIP1193 provider directly, or to pass it to a library like wagmi or viem.